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ECG Code of Conduct: Awareness of importance of ethical behavior, value of code

As a leader at ECG, one of your responsibilities is to help shape a culture of ethics at the organization. Address the following: Now that the code of conduct for ECG is finalized, your next step on behalf of the Ethics Review Committee and in your role as compliance officer is to draft an e-mail to ECG leaders and manag

need guidance with ethical perspective paper

Need guidance with ethical perspective paper. I have to write about online business ethics and the unethical practices commonly used by businesses and websites that exist in the internet. I also need to write about the ethical actions that should be done about them by someone wanting to start an online business.

Poor decision making can occur at any level. It affects employees at all levels, from the chief executive officer (CEO) down to the administrative assistant. There are five decision-making pitfalls: groupthink, escalation of commitment, Abilene paradox, group polarization, and unethical decision making. The Enron debacle is an excellent example of how poor decision making can prove disastrous. Tasks: Read Periodicals> ProQuest> "Guilty As Charged!; A verdict on Enron's top two executives...and on an entire era." Kim Clark, Marianne Lavelle. U.S. News & World Report. Washington: Jun 05, 2006. Vol. 140, Iss. 21; p. 44-45 Respond to the following questions: How is the Enron case an example of the way in which groupthink can lead to a disaster? Who acted unethically? How is the Enron case an example of the way in which unethical decision making can lead to a disaster? What was the unethical decision or behavior? What happened to the company and its stakeholders as a result? What happened to the CEO who made the unethical decision? Note: Be sure to document any information that is not common knowledge and that you took from secondary sources to answer the questions.

Poor decision making can occur at any level. It affects employees at all levels, from the chief executive officer (CEO) down to the administrative assistant. There are five decision-making pitfalls: groupthink, escalation of commitment, Abilene paradox, group polarization, and unethical decision making. The Enron debacle is a

Legal & Ethical Issues Within Workplace

Take an in-depth look at a legal/ethical issue or situation relating to current, previous, or a potential future work environment(s) for the individual. Provide guidance utilizing the following points below, relating to a current/previous/or future work environment: - Evidence of understanding of the issue/situation in re

Ethical & Legal Issues: Traits of a Health Care Manager

1. What are the differences between ethical issues and legal issues? Describe a scenario in which an issue may be unethical, but legal. Describe a scenario in which an issue may be ethical, but illegal. Explain your choices. 2. Discuss the skills that are necessary for a leader or manager to make decisions and see that they are

Dangerous Working Conditions - Choice or Coercion

I need assistance with completing an essay discussing whether or not accepting a position with dangerous working conditions due to a desperate financial situation in which there are no other employment options is truly a free choice or coercion. The discussion should appeal to Kantian ethics and autonomy in defending the po

Communication, Power, and Ethical Guidelines

What actions you would take to address major communication issues in a situation. Explain how these actions would improve the effectiveness of communications during the negotiation. Explain how you would use any two sources of power that would be appropriate to move the negotiation to resolution. Explain the pr

Case Study: 'Wal-Mart: But We Do Give Them a 10 Percent Employee Discount'

See attached file. Read Case Study 22, 'Wal-Mart: But We Do Give Them a 10 Percent Employee Discount.' (Provided) Summarize the overall viewpoint of the author. Discuss ethical issues facing Wal-Mart dealing with, 'off-the-clock-work', sexual discrimination, health benefits, the role of unions, the use of undocumented workers

Ethical Behavior in an Organization

Provide a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in which you address the following: • Discuss the importance of understanding ethical behavior in organizations. • Describe the different categories of antecedents in predicting unethical behavior. • Choose and defend which category is most important in our understanding of unethi

Philosophy-Epistemology-Social Science

Please assist me in completing the following (This project is connected to the Annotated Outline - Director in the behavioral management field of work): Select a field of professional endeavor in the social sciences with which you are familiar. You may select a field-for example, marketing, finance, operations, information s

Why should the chief accountant of an organization have a clear understanding of both financial and managerial accounting? Distinguish between financial accounting and managerial accounting as to user groups and time horizons. Explain why managerial accountants should make all of their decisions based on ethical guidelines even though most of their work involves actions internal to the company for which they work

Why should the chief accountant of an organization have a clear understanding of both financial and managerial accounting? Distinguish between financial accounting and managerial accounting as to user groups and time horizons. Explain why managerial accountants should make all of their decisions based on ethical guidelin

Discuss the Ultramares doctrine for accountants

Do you agree with the Ultramares doctrine? Or should a different standard for assessing accountants' liability be used? Business Ethics: Should an accountant's ethical duty parallel the Ultramares doctrine? Contemporary Business: Do you think accountants favor the Ultramares doctrine of liability to third parties?

An employer has three questions to consider before terminating an employee such as; ? Can the situation be rectified with structure? ? How severe is the offense? ? Can we give the employee a chance to right current wrongs in performance and conduct? If an organization decides to terminate an employee, the leaders within the organization must have comprehensive documentation detailing why the termination should take place, and what disciplinary course of action was used to forewarn the employee of consequences he or she is facing as a result of his or her unacceptable employee conduct. All terminations should remain within the confines of what is a legally acceptable form of dismissal such as; (1) violation of company policies, (2) the employee is unable to perform the necessary tasks as mandated by the organization, and (3) the organization is downsizing due to economic uncertainty (Lisoski, 2008). Documentation will be a collective account (from management) of mishaps (from employees) within the organization such as; frequent absences, tardiness, unprofessional demeanor within and around the workplace; unethical code of conduct, etc. All organizations provide employees with an acceptable amount of approved absences via medical sick leave, vacation time, and personal leave; it is therefore in the employee's best interest to function according to what is allowable unless unforeseen circumstances occur. However, employees who tend to abuse the system with evident instability must require immediate action. Terminating an employee is never an easy task but a necessary one in order to rid the organization of "dead weight" so to speak. When terminating an employee there are several factors to consider such as; legal and ethical implications associated with termination. It has been stated that the employee (in the scenario) currently has an unreliable child care situation, therefore it is managements duty to ensure that termination is based primarily on job performance and lack of productivity and not based on child care issues and parenting obligations. It is the organizations primary objective to prove that the employee's departure from this organization will render a significant benefit in which case the organization will be advantageous to resume organizational operations at the desired capacity. Given the nature of this type of termination proceedings, management must also understand the severity of terminating an employee in regards to reducing staff members that creates an uneven distribution of work on the remaining staff members; in other words terminating the employee will cause the remaining employees to take on more responsibilities at the cost of working extensive hours to maintain productivity which poses an unfair advantage on the most valuable workers.

An employer has three questions to consider before terminating an employee such as; ? Can the situation be rectified with structure? ? How severe is the offense? ? Can we give the employee a chance to right current wrongs in performance and conduct? If an organization decides to terminate an employee, the leaders

Unions & Legal Principles

Unions state that individuals should be free to join, yet then argue that those organizations represented by a union should enforce the agency shop. Illustrate why this is not a contradictory practice and is consistent with U.S. legal principles.

Ethical Issues in Research for Anna at the school where she teaches

Anna is conducting a research study to evaluate the process and outcome of her intervention programs at the school where she teaches. She believes that in order to obtain valid data, she must keep the research participants in the dark in as many aspects as possible. Thus, she thinks it is important that the students she works wi

Significant Trends in the Health Care Industry

Question 1. What are three significant trends affecting the health care industry? What makes these trends significant? How may they influence your organization if they are not addressed? Question 2. Some health care organizations directly market to potential consumers. Is it unethical for organizations to target health care

Ethical challenges that may occur in server-guest interactions

1.) Describe some of the ethical challenges that may occur in server-guest interactions. 2.) How do dining room managers affect service? 3.) Is service an ethical consideration? 4.) What responsibilities do managers and bartenders have in serving alcohol to customers? 5.) What are the legal implications of their (

Ethical Hospitality Methods of Training

Recommend/implement methods to manage/train the ethical conduct of my employees in these hospitality jobs: Front Desk and Housekeeping in relation to: Customer Confidentiality, Improper Decision-Makiing, and Discrimination.

What is a CFE and what have they to do with Fraud? Have you ever been in a situation that looked bad but in fact was proven not to be? Do you have any examples of where the books that have been cooked? Do you have examples of where accountants have uncovered fraud or other illegal or unethical acts? Could the failure to record or report a contingent liability be considered a type of fraud?

What is a CFE and what have they to do with Fraud? Have you ever been in a situation that looked bad but in fact was proven not to be? Do you have any examples of where the books that have been cooked? Do you have examples of where accountants have uncovered fraud or other illegal or unethical acts? Could the failure

Ethical and Socially Responsible Perspectives in an Organization

1.) What must an organization consider from an ethical and socially responsible perspective before deciding to expand operations in other countries? How might an organization be considered ethical and socially responsible in its home country but not in the new country where thay expanded operations? How might an organization bal

Ethical Dilemma by a CPA in a Situation

How would CPA's feel and what would they do in this situation: The largest moral dilemma as an accounting practitioner is having a client that is HIGHLY optimistic of his company's future income projections and refusing to downscale his numbers to a more realistic valuation. Having said this, the CPA had no choice but to lose