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Business Ethics; Stumbling Blocks and Affirmative Actions

1. During a day at work, people make many decisions.
Do you believe there is a difference between a business decision and an ethical decision or are they one in the same; Give a specific example of a decision that you have had to make at work and discuss its relation to being an ethical decision, business decision, or both.

2. Read a text relating to cognitive and intellectual stumbling blocks.
Give a brief synopsis of a time you made a business decision that did not have a favorable outcome. Select one of the stumbling blocks discussed and relate it to your scenario. What would you have done differently given the insight you have now on the decision.

3. Select one of the two activities to construct your essay:

A. Conduct online research on a large company to see if you can find their code of conduct. Name two components that stand out to you and how do you think that code of conduct affects that company's culture? Please remember to cite your sources in APA format at the bottom of your essay.

B. Conduct online research to find an article on code of conduct. How do you think a code of conduct affects corporate culture? Please remember to cite your sources in APA format at the bottom of your essay.

4. Affirmative action refers to a policy or a program that tries to respond to instances of past discrimination by implementing proactive measures to ensure equal opportunity today. In your own words, discuss your point of view on affirmative action. Do you believe it is fair or does affirmative action create further discrimination

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Business Ethics

1. During a day at work, people make many decisions.
Do you believe there is a difference between a business decision and an ethical decision or are they one in the same; Give a specific example of a decision that you have had to make at work and discuss its relation to being an ethical decision, business decision, or both.

What is Ethics? According to Ethics and The Conduct of Business, 6th edition, "It is about doing the right thing. Not what people think we ought to do but what we really ought to do?" Ethical business decisions are diverse. Corporate decision makers are faced with ethical issues at all levels. Corporations are held accountable for their business decisions. They are ethically responsible for conducting business morally. The individual making corporate decisions often are acting on behalf of their organization. In addition, many times employees are forced to perform job functions they might not ethically agree with. The decision making is conducted at all levels. Ethical dilemmas occur at all levels in business; a good example would be a marketing representative for Trojan might oppose to pre marital sex. Another example, a manager would like to date his subordinate. He or she would like to develop more than a platonic or business relationship. Why would this be an ethical dilemma? The company might have a non fraternizing policy, other employees would feel the individual ...

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This solution discusses ethical decision making. Ethical dilemmas occur at all levels in business. Examples are included in the solution. It includes a MS Word document for your research library. Thank you for using Brain Mass.

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