Evaluate different approaches to ethical decision making. Then, choose one of them to apply to an ethical issue you have identified.

Introduction

Employees are a significant group of stakeholders in an organization. As at-will employment and outsourcing become more common in the business world, many employees who once trusted their employers and expected lifetime employment have been shocked by the lack of relationship between themselves and their employer. At the same time, employers argue that they have never paid more for benefits or been more accountable for their behavior toward employees.

To what extent does an organization demonstrate the ethics it espouses? What contributes to the ethical framework of a company’s operation? Are values statements real, and are people held accountable to them? What role does organizational culture play in guiding ethical behavior? Should values dominate an organization’s culture? How do leaders contribute to the ethical profile of an organization? How can organizational structures create support or vulnerability with operating in an ethically sound manner

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Evaluate the parameters for ethical decision making in 21st century multicultural business environments.
    • Evaluate the parameters of various ethical decision-making approaches.
  • Competency 3: Evaluate organizational policy within the framework of ethical standards.
    • Analyze an ethical dilemma using an ethical decision-making approach.
    • Assess the validity of a resolution suggested by a selected ethical decision-making approach.
  • Competency 4: Communicate effectively.
    • Communicate the analysis of ethical decision making clearly and effectively.

Instructions

Complete the following:

  • Evaluate different approaches to ethical decision making.
  • Analyze the approach you feel works best in resolving ethical dilemmas.
  • Identify an ethical issue. You may use the same issue you used in the first assessment.
  • Once you have chosen the ethical approach you feel is best, apply it to your identified issue.
  • Assess the resolution that your ethical decision making approach suggests for this issue. How valid is the resolution that is suggested by the approach?

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Evaluate the parameters for ethical decision making in 21st century multicultural business environments.
    • Evaluate the parameters of various ethical decision-making approaches.
  • Competency 3: Evaluate organizational policy within the framework of ethical standards.
    • Analyze an ethical dilemma using an ethical decision-making approach.
    • Assess the validity of a resolution suggested by a selected ethical decision-making approach.
  • Competency 4: Communicate effectively.
    • Communicate the analysis of ethical decision making clearly and effectively.