HR 860 – Lesson 11 Assignment

I’m working on a Business question and need guidance to help me study.

Write a paper of at least 1000 but no more than 1500 words with respect to the following:

Using at least three concepts derived from Chapter 5 of Donald Palmer’s book, Normal Organizational Wrongdoing, analyze how those concepts help explain the type of culture that contributed to the Columbia Disaster.

In writing your response:

  • Clearly define each of the three concepts. For this purpose you are not free to quote from the text. You must paraphrase Palmer’s descriptions (i.e., use your own words).
  • Explain why the concept is relevant in understanding the Columbia disaster.

Based on your analysis in section 1 (above), identify at least three ways in which an HR professional might help create a culture that more effectively promotes ethical decision making.