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Ethics in the US Customs and Border Protection Agency

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In evaluating diversity and ethical decision making as they relate to strategic planning in CBP. I need to review various theories and perspectives on diversity issues in CBP, including its role in the strategic planning process. I need to evaluate the importance of ethics in the strategic planning process and within CBP.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. This problem is basically asking you to discuss ethics and diversity in your organization as it relates to strategic planning. I suggest -

1. On strategic planning - what is it about and why is it important? What has this got to do with organizational success? What has ethics and diversity got to do with it? 200 words
2. On Diversity - how is it expressed in organizations? 200 words
3. On ethical decision-making - how is it practised in organizations? 200 words
4. A CBP review - review strategic planning in the CBP via its expression in diversity strategies and organizational ethics as practised across CBP (via examples) - 200 words each topic, 400 words together.
5. Conclusion - 200 words

This should provide you with the information you need to present. Good luck with your studies.

Sincerely,
AE 105878/Xenia Jones
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On Strategic Planning

What is Strategic planning? As a process, strategic planning is about laying out the elements and actions that an organization must undertake to get to its ideal future position or condition. Questions like -where does the organization want to be in the future - in the short term and in the long term? By constantly planning the process and the actions that it must do to get to a favourable position in the context of the organizational and business environment, the organization is developing strategies to cope with the challenges it faces. McNamara (2012) stated that 'strategizing' is part of the short term actions that when linked over time affects the long-term success of organizational activities and goals. The organization scans its environment continually, all the time in any given situation so as to keep its actions in accordance with what is needed in the environment it is in to keep to its goals and tasks to identify opportunities and threat. It constantly evaluates the organizational structure as well as the details within - the people, the culture, the issues - to detail strengths and weaknesses. Goals for the next 3 to 5 years are then identified and the short-term approaches that allow for these goals to be achieved are expressed via strategies, objectives, divided responsibilities, resource allocation and timelines. All these are done with reference to the mission, vision and values of the organization so that whatever strategies are undertaken is in alignment with the organization's reason for being. The structure, the make-up, the services and products, the roles within the organization, the equipment necessary - all these are then decided upon after strategic planning has been undertaken. Diversity plays a part here as the organization itself must ensure that it follows the set moral and legal protocols for civil liberties and civil rights in the way it manages and treats its stakeholders and employees. Ethical decision-making is tied to strategic planning in the same manner, similarly. Government organizations are, more than any civilian organizations, extremely conscious of these protocols primarily because it is the moral task of the ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task of putting together a paper that evaluates the diversity in practice and ethical decision making in the American Customs and Border Protection, a federal Agency. Key information is provided regarding the ethics in practice in the agency. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. An outline for a 1,200 page paper on the topic is also provided.

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