UNITED STATES
BUSINESS ETHICS



 
 
 
 
 
 
WORK & LEISURE
U.S. society focuses on work before leisure in hopes of a better future.  American society is a masculine society which is very materialistic and acquires money for the sake of money.
DIRECTION & DELEGATION
Responsibility is both delegated by management and received with open arms by management.  While some direction is sought after, management in the United States enjoys the opportunity to solve delegated problems.
LOYALTY
Loyalty is limited to oneself and the betterment one's family.  U.S. employees enjoy some sense of security, but are not very loyal to organizations.  Lifetime employment is nearly nonexistent and if satisfaction is not attained at one job, the employee will look for another.
STAFFING
Typically family members are not hired as this is frowned upon.  Jobs are typically given according to experience and skill and advancement is based on performance.  Within a limited number of industries that are union based, advancement and job security are based on seniority. 
COMPETITION
Americans look for individual competitive situations rather than working in a group.  The U.S. is the most individualistic nation and each person will excel more individually than within a group.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
Instruction is both structured and precise.  American workers want to know what is expected of them but not necessarily how it should be done.  U.S. society expects to be offered the opportunity to develop through training to achieve advancement within a company.
TIME
Time frames are very important to American workers.  As the U.S. is very future oriented most of its free time is spent trying to prepare for the future.  In the U.S. punctuality is a must.  Often times American workers who hold time as sacred avoid taking the time to build relationships where they are important, especially in a global marketplace.

 

Sources
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