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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

Capabilities of Microsoft Word 2010

What are some capabilities of Microsoft Word 2010? How might you use them in a professional capacity? What are some of the ethical challenges surrounding the movie and music industries as they relate to the Internet? How has education affected the views about the practice of downloading or copying multimedia content in these

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

Multicultural Leader

How can you adapt the participative/democratic leadership style to address international, cultural, and ethical issues? Think about the knowledge, abilities, experiences and preparation to be an effective multicultural leader. This can be done be done by first ... Download the solution now A member of Phi Alpha

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

Describe how the five components of internal control are related. Select one of the five components and assume you have an issue with this area; how do you detect the issue and prevent it from reocurring? If there is an issue in one of the area, might it be a standalone issue?

Describe how the five components of internal control are related. Select one of the five components and assume you have an issue with this area; how do you detect the issue and prevent it from reocurring? If there is an issue in one of the area, might it be a standalone issue?

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

M.K. Gallant is president of Kranbrack Corporation, a company whose stock is traded on a national exchange. In a meeting with investment analysis at the beginning of the year, Gallant had predicted that the company's earnings would grow by 20% the year. Unfortunately, sales have been less than expected for the year, and Gallant concluded with two weeks of the end of the fiscal year that it would impossible to ultimately report an increase in earning as large as predicted unless some drastic action was taken. Accordingly, Gallant has ordered that wherever possible, expenditures should be postponed to the new year - including canceling or postponing orders with suppliers, delaying planned maintenance and training, and cutting back on end-of - the- year advertising and travel. Additionally, Gallant ordered the company's controller to carefully scrutinize all costs that are currently classified as period costs and reclassify as many as possible as costs. The company is expected to have substantial inventories of work in process and finished goods at the end of the year. Comment on the following questions. Why would reclassifying period costs increase this period's reported earnings? Do you believe Gallant's actions are ethical? Why or not?

M.K. Gallant is president of Kranbrack Corporation, a company whose stock is traded on a national exchange. In a meeting with investment analysis at the beginning of the year, Gallant had predicted that the company's earnings would grow by 20% the year. Unfortunately, sales have been less than expected for the year, and Gallant

Manipulating Pricing To Increase Sales: Discounts Ethical

Some retailers, instead of just pricing something at $100 and charging that price, will set a retail price of $200 and then offer a 50% discount. This might make consumers think they are getting a bargain, even though the final price is $100 either way. Do you think this works? Do you think this is ethical? Explain.