1st Edition

Organizational Moral Learning A Communication Approach

By Ryan Bisel Copyright 2018
    276 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    276 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Winner of two National Communication Association awards:

    Communication Ethics Division's 2018 Single-Author Book of the Year Award

    Organizational Communication Division's 2018 Outstanding Book of the Year Award

    Extensive work in psychology and neuroscience reveals that individuals are born with moral intuitions, and this volume capitalizes on that recent insight to provide a new perspective on how to lead organizational ethics. Organizational Moral Learning presents communication-based recommendations for managers and leaders to encourage authentic moral dialogue at work so that these discussions can be used to update work practices vigilantly as organizations strive for ethical excellence. Organizational ethics are crucial to individual, organizational, national, and even global well-being, and this work leads a revolution in thinking about how to manage organizational ethics. Written accessibly for students and practitioners alike, this book provides a leading-edge look at organizational ethics based on science and research applicable to a worldwide audience.

    Chapter 1: Rethinking Organizational Ethics Training

    Chapter 2. Moral Intuition: Advances in Moral Psychology and Neuroscience

    Chapter 3: The Social Intuitionist Model

    Chapter 4: Communication and the New Organizational Ethics

    Chapter 5: How Cultur(ing) Works

    Chapter 6: Pluralistic Moral Ignorance and Spirals of Silent Misdirection

    Chapter 7: Here-and-Now Ethics Talk in the Workplace

    Chapter 9: Sensemaking and Identity: What to Expect from Moral Reasoning

    Chapter 8: Substituting Here-and-Now Ethics Talk

    Chapter 10: Organizational Learning and Organizational Communication

    Chapter 11: From Individual Moral Intuition to Organizational Moral Learning

    Chapter 12: Organizing for Moral Mindfulness

    Chapter 13: Stories of Organizational Moral Learning and Ignorance

    Chapter 14: Communication Practices for Managing Moral Mindfulness




    Ryan S. Bisel is an Associate Professor of Organizational Communication at the University of Oklahoma. His research interests focus primarily on issues surrounding leadership communication, organizational culture, and behavioral ethics.