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Unethical Behavior Memo

: Ethical Situation #2: Unethical Behavior Memo You have been hired as the new controller of a large manufacturing company. The 30-year-old company produces a selection of profitable products, but has also experienced some ethical lapses. A few months into your new role, the CEO has asked you to prepare a memo that will provi

Ethical Behavior Personal Experience

Consider the following from my personal experience. Many years ago, a very wealthy man told me ... "Lois, spend money on things that grow in value and don't spend money on things that lose value. Buy the cheapest car you can and then the best house on the best piece of land." This piece of advice has formed my thinking for mo

I find that ethical behavior does pay. Regardless of whether the behavior is negative or positive, there will be some sort of reward an individual will obtain. If organizational or individual behavior is unethical, there will be severe circumstances that can create some costly ramifications for the organization as a whole. For example, if a police officer, pockets the money retrieved from a drug bust and Internal Affairs investigates the situation and finds out about it, his/her (the police officer) unethical behavior will reflect negatively on the entire department, his momentary lapse in judgment will attach a stigma to the whole department, thus making it difficult for law enforcement to do their job because now, they have lost the trust of civilians and/or peers. An organizations ethical behavior will either create significant problems in the long run (i.e. Enron) or establish a reputation as a credible source for business. Although, there are some good leaders in most organizations, there is an undisclosed amount of leaders who make wrongful decisions that will ultimately put an organization at risk. To be perfectly honest, good ethical behavior will add value to an organization for the reason that consumers play a major role in adding to the success of an organization, whereas unethical practices oftentimes are exposed quickly, and in some cases unethical behavior may linger on if consumers do not complain of wrongdoing.

I find that ethical behavior does pay. Regardless of whether the behavior is negative or positive, there will be some sort of reward an individual will obtain. If organizational or individual behavior is unethical, there will be severe circumstances that can create some costly ramifications for the organization as a whole. For

Legal memo regarding the Woori people of Angla

The Woori people are an indigenous people living within the borders of the country of Angla, a state with a federal structure of government. The Woori live on lands in the southeastern area of Angla, bordering the Arial Sea on the south and the country of Senturia on the east. The Woori have lived on these lands since time immem

Ethical Principles: Discuss Some of the Principles

Ethical Principles Ethical Principles are the basis for rules that govern ethical conduct, such as the Code for Nurses. Any analysis of the ethical aspects of a situation should identify and discuss the relevant ethical principles. Understanding and applying these ethical principles is a basic skill necessary for success in t

Lindiwe Mazibuko

Consider the case of Lindiwe Mazibuko and others v City of Johannesburg and others, at www.saflii.org/za/cases/ZACC/2009/28.ht Facts: 1- Operation Gcin'amanzi is a project the city of Johannesburg piloted in Phiri in early 2004 to address the severe problem of water losses and non-payment for water services in Soweto. It i

Career Fair: Accountancy Presentation

You have been asked to speak at a career fair for high school students in your home town. Specifically, you are making a presentation about your role as an accountant. - Describe for the students the primary objectives of accounting. - Explain the basic terminology of the accounting process or financial reporting. - Explai

Company Employee Exit Surveys ethical issues and employees views

Employee's come and go but for organizational purposes it is always beneficial to know why an employee chooses to leave a company. Explain how an organizational employee exit surveys can benefit a company. Explain ethical implications the must be considered when a organization develops and employee exit survey. resp

Legal, ethical considerations in performance evaluation section

Create a representation of actual sections of an employee handbook: Note. The handbook must be original student content and work. In addition to describing the company to which the employee handbook? applies, also address the issues of privacy, employee or applicant testing, and performance evaluations in the global workplace

Mayo Clinic: Needs assessment, gap analysis, intervention

Select a healthcare organization (local or national, large or small, public or private) and perform a needs assessment/gap analysis: Description of the organization (history, length in service/operation, how many beds? clients served? location; rural vs. urban, satellite locations, total number of staff, client usage informat

International Legal and Ethical Issues in new facilities in East Asian country

Your firm has been investigating the possibility of locating facilities in an East Asian country such as , Taiwan, or Singapore. Prepare a report that addresses the following information: What is each country's environmental regulation level? What kind of legislation has been passed in the country regarding working hours an

Organizational Technology Standards

Being considered an ethical company by consumers can help a company to increase its market share. How can a company's standards in relation to technology help it to be seen as ethical? Many employees do not realize how some standard business practices put customer data at risk. Can you think of any examples of how customer d

Ethical Dilemma Allocation to achieve fairness: Americans with Disabilities Act

Much of managerial accounting deals with understanding and allocating costs. There are many different methods for doing so, especially when it comes to indirect costs such as manufacturing overhead. It is important that the costs be allocated in a manner that represents the incurrence of those costs in order to be fair to the

Ethical Theory Applied in Corporate Law

Go to: http://ba.gsia.cmu.edu/ethics/AA/mgtmini.htm. Read Case #9 "Cost Justified?" Prepare an analysis in outline form. Your analysis should include the following Who are the stakeholders in this case? What are the interests of the stakeholders? Legal Analysis Do any of the listed laws apply

Ethical issue during internship at Omni Instruments: Error in CVP analysis

You have just begun your summer internship at Omni Instruments. The company supplies sterilized surgical instruments for physicians. To expand sales, Omni is considering paying a commission to its sales force. The controller, Matthew Barnhill, asks you to compute: 1) the new breakeven sales figure, and 2) the operating profit if

Legal and ethical issues for technology in retail environment

What are the major legal and ethical issues related to the use of technology in the retail environment? As a manager in the retail environment, how can you overcome these challenges? Retailers like many businesses often have sensitive customer data such as credit card numbers. How can these retail businesses ensure the security

International Legal and Ethical Issues in Business

Details: An upcoming meeting with your new company's chief executive officer (CEO) and other executives is a great opportunity for you to share your knowledge of potentially defective products being sold to customers. You are not sure if others are aware of this issue, and the defective products could possibly lead to serio

Ethical issues, design, methodologies, analysis and measurement

Details: In preparation for a client meeting, you will now perform fundamental research analyzing and explaining how to conduct a literature review to support the research effort. Also discuss how to develop an Annotated Bibliography and how it can be applied to effectively support the research effort. how research topics

Considering Stakeholders in Relocating Manufacturing Plants

Http://wpweb2.tepper.cmu.edu/ethics/AA/mgmt05-case.pdf Read "Something's Rotten in Hondo." Now write a response that addresses the following: - Identify the stakeholders in this affair and what their primary interests might be. - Think of any environmental laws that would apply to the case and decide if the government

Informational Privacy

Patricia Dunn is with Hewlett-Packard no more. It all started with a leak; somebody was giving out important company secrets. And with all the deft Hollywood style gumshoe-esque thinking Ms Dunn hired Private Investigator Ronald DeLia to find out just who it was. The Private Investigators posed as H-P directors, as journalist

How do companies use technology to help set and manage ethical standards?

Organizational Philosophies and Technology Paper Prepare a paper discussing how companies use technology to help set and manage ethical standards and guidelines. How can this shape the type of work environment or culture a company promotes? Additionally, discuss how using technology to perform human resources functions affec

Staffing strategies in dealing with employee terminations; ethical issues

There are numerous negative organizational consequences to firing employees, including the discomfort of the supervisor who delivers the termination information, conflict or sabotage from the departing employee, and the potential for a lawsuit. In response, many supervisors provide problem employees unpleasant work tasks, re

Many organizations have a strategy implemented that will enable a company to achieve its goals and remain profitable. However, with the same measure of tenacity in strategic planning, unethical practices could be eliminated. "An effective organizational culture should encourage ethical behavior and discourage unethical behavior." (Sims, 1992). An ethical strategy (if properly positioned within an organization) could reduce the number of unethical business practices.

Many organizations have a strategy implemented that will enable a company to achieve its goals and remain profitable. However, with the same measure of tenacity in strategic planning, unethical practices could be eliminated. "An effective organizational culture should encourage ethical behavior and discourage unethical behavior

Important Qualities in a Leader

Name three qualities you believe are important in a leader. Elaborate on each of those qualities. Do you think a leader today has to be more aware of their ethical behaviors than leaders in the past?