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Ethics and a System of Inquiry

System of inquiry in evaluating decision-making, problem solving and behavior in a business setting. Basic framework as well as a discussion on why, when, and whom it is used.

I need to write a paper on system of inquiry to be used in evaluation decision-making, problem solving, and behavior in a business setting, This model should include a basic framework as well as a discussion on why, how, when, and by whom it is used. Consider how you would implement the code, possible reactions to the code from employees, and the effect the code would have on the organization. Write a 2,100-word paper discussing your system of inquiry in detail. I just talked to a student and our paper now only has to be at least 4 pages long. I work at garden merchandising as a summer hire. I guess what I need to do is base my paper on their code of ethics. The code of ethics will be used as the basis for the System of Inquiry assignment. I could not find a code of ethics for the garden merchandising so I will use World Vision.

WORLD VISION

Who we serve
World Vision helps transform the lives of the world's poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries, including the United States. Our non-profit work extends assistance to all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background.

Why we serve
World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.

How we serve
Relationships are the starting point and the end goal of World Vision's work. Through relationships with community leaders, World Vision's staff help communities set goals that families can achieve by working together. By our demonstration of God's love through our work, we hope that people will experience life in all its fullness.

Community Development

Helping people to discover and use their own vision, skills, and resources to move from abject poverty to abundant living.

Targeting critical needs: clean water, reliable food supplies, access to basic health care, access to education, and income-generating microeconomic development.
Partnering with churches, governments, local organizations, and international agencies.

Disaster Relief

Responding to sudden natural disasters and slow-building humanitarian emergencies around the world.

Saving lives and reducing suffering by tracking crises, pre-positioning emergency supplies for immediate response, and remaining after the crisis to rebuild and restore communities.

Global Issues

Engaging a worldwide AIDS Hope Initiative of prevention and care, especially for widows, orphans, and vulnerable children, that brings a compassionate Christian response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

What is your World Vision?

Points of contact to make a difference:

>> Sponsor a Child or a Family

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I am asking for suggestions and examples of systems of inquiries and how they work together with the code of ethics in business settings. A suggested outline and information would also be appreciated. I am not asking an OTA to write the essay for me. Thank you!

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Please see response attached, which is also presented below. I also attached a highly informative article to consider. I hope this helps and take care.

RESPONSE

Interesting question! Let's look at one system of inquiry, which is usually a decision-making model that you could use to make decisions, especially if there is an ethical dilemma. In other words, perhaps world Vision would need to make a decision about where to best allocate their money? They would use the decision-making model to explore the question thoroughly before making the final decision.

As an alternative Code of Ethics, you might want to consider the Code of Ethics listed as an example at the link http://www.managementhelp.org/ethics/teamvalu.htm.

1. I need to write a paper on system of inquiry to be used in evaluation decision-making, problem solving, and behaviours in a business setting. This model should include a basic framework as well as a discussion on why, how, when, and by whom it is used. Consider how you would implement the code, possible reactions to the code from employees, and the effect the code would have on the organization.

Based on this information, your tentative outline might look something to the effect:

I. Introduction (e.g., about ½ - ¼ page introducing topic; include a purpose statement: The purpose of this paper is to...)
II. Model of Inquiry (e.g., about 1-2 pages: why, when, and by whom it is used)
III. Code of Ethics (e.g. about 1-2 pages: how you would implement the code, possible reactions to the code from employees, and the effect the code would have on the organization).
IV. Conclusion (tie up main points)

Let's look at some information to help fill in the above outline beginning with two system of inquiry, problem-solving models to consider for this assignment:

Organizations should develop and document a method to be used in evaluating decisions, problems e.g., ethical dilemmas, and behaviour in a business setting. This model acts as a basic framework, and this system of inquiry works together with the Code of Ethics as the principles and values are used as guiding principles in the decision-making process. The purpose of this paper is to...

Although the decision-making model can be used for all business decisions, often it is used to solve problems with alternative solutions to consider, and many real life business problems are considered ethical dilemmas. Ideally, ethical dilemmas should be resolved by a group within the organization, e.g., an ethics committee comprised of top leaders/managers and/or members of the board. Consider having staff members on the committee, as well. So, make ethics decisions in groups, and make decisions public, as appropriate. This usually produces better quality decisions by including diverse interests and perspectives, and increases the credibility of the decision process and outcome by reducing suspicion of unfair bias (http://www.managementhelp.org).

The following two systems of inquiry can be used to address ethical dilemmas. Methods include a ten-step method and a list of key questions. (Note that The ...

Solution Summary

This solution describes a system of inquiry for evaluating decision-making, problem solving and behavior in a business setting, including the basic framework as well as code of ethics to guide the decision-making process. Discussion and illustrative examples of real-live business examples illustrate how the principles of a code of ethics are used as the basis of the System of Inquiry.

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