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Reduction in force (RIF) format and dilemma of a supervisor

Consider the following ethical dilemma:
Under the reduction in force (RIF) format, the supervisor, me, gets told on Thursday what supervisees have to come in on Friday to get chopped, and they are to be gone that day. I personally believe that that's unethical , not because it's severe, but because it's not balanced. We would not tolerate any employee doing that to us.

1.What personal and professional values are connected to this dilemma?
2.Analyze the dilemma from the perspectives of feminist, Afrocentric, and Ghandian moral principles. How does each inform you about the elements of the dilemma that could promote good or harm?
3.How would each perspective lead to particular leadership actions and decisions
about this dilemma?

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1.The professional value connected to the dilemma stated above is that, once you have accepted the job responsibility as a supervisor, it will be a part of your duty to carryout the responsibility of providing your supervisees with the shocking Reduction in force (RIF) format. You may feel it unethical on your part to do so, as none of us as human beings would tolerate our superiors or employee doing the same to us on the personal front. But, you are bound more by the professional value regarding the aspect of delivering the RIF format as compared to your own personal value, which makes you feel that you are forced to carry out an unethical responsibility being a supervisor.

2.When the dilemma is analyzed from a feminist perspective, it can be said that you can be as supportive as possible regarding your ...

Solution Summary

You are bound more by the professional value regarding the aspect of delivering the RIF format as compared to your own personal value, which makes you feel that you are forced to carry out an unethical responsibility being a supervisor.

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