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Ethics Cycle Applied to Moral Questions in Business

Review the ethical cycle. Discuss a decision you have made (at home or in the workplace), and describe the steps of the cycle in relation to your decision making process. Now review the section on rationalizing unethical behaviors. What is the relationship between the ethical cycle and the three simple ethical tests used for business decisions?

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Review the ethical cycle. Discuss a decision you have made (at home or in the workplace), and describe the steps of the cycle in relation to your decision making process. Now review the section on rationalizing unethical behaviors. What is the relationship between the ethical cycle and the three simple ethical tests used for business decisions?

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The steps of the ethical cycle are:

Identification of moral problem ---> analysis of the moral problem ---> the available options that one can take to resolve the problem ---> using ethical judgment to evaluate the problem ---> final reflection on decisions that were made.

Discuss a decision you have made (at home or in the workplace), and describe the steps of the cycle in relation to your decision making process.

Scenario: I work as an accountant in a public accounting firm, and one of our big clients asked me to manipulate their accounting ...

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The solution explains each step in the ethics cycle and then applies them to a personal ethics decision the author was faced with when asked to manipulate books to make a company look more profitable. 630 words.

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