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    Business Ethics Organizations

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    1.) Imagine your organization had no policy or code of ethics. If the company's top executive asked you to create a code of ethics policy for the company, what would you include? What approach would you use? Why would you select that approach? Provide at least two examples of items you would include in your code of ethics and describe why they are important to your company's code.

    2.) Imagine you are a division manager at a large pharmaceuticals company. You directly supervise average and above average performing employees. Many employees on your team have been with the company for several years. Some recently hired employees, mostly women and minority groups, were hired to remedy the lack of diversity in the workplace. Recent financial difficulties within the company require each division manager to reduce their workforce by 15%. Describe the process you would use to make this decision. How do you ethically justify your decision.

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    1. If my company did not have a policy or code of ethics, I would first start by talking to the executives to see what they think are the values of the company. I would look at the mission and vision statement to see if this gave any information on the direction of the company. I would then research various companies online that seemed to be similar to our organization's vision to see what was included in their mission statement. By using this technique of benchmarking, I would be able to ...

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    Business ethics organizations are examined.