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Creating a System of Inquiry

B. Develop a system of inquiry to be used in evaluating decision-making, problem solving, and behavior in a business setting. This model should include a basic framework as well as a discussion of 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. Then write a 2500-word paper discussing your system of inquiry in detail. I know you can't write the paper - I am not asking you to do so, just give me an idea with approximately half the number of words and I will do the rest myself.

c. Write a 500 word (or less one page or less) Executive Summary of your System of Inquiry paper, and place at the very beginning of the document.

NOTE: for B, I can use any company - But if you can combine something that involves International sales or import/export I will be thankful - I work as a Project Coordinator for an import/export company !!!

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Interesting assignment! From your remarks, it seems that you understand BrainMass policy in regards to OTAs NOT completing assignments or parts of assignments for students. One approach to help you is to provide illustrative examples to draw on and suggestions of ways to write and information to include in the assignment. This is the approach this response takes. It should be fairly easy to move to the next step and develop your system of inquiry (or you might decide to use the illustrative examples) and then complete the executive summary.

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b. Develop a system of inquiry to be used in evaluating decision-making, problem solving, and behavior in a business setting. This model should include a basic framework as well as a discussion of 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. Then write a 2500-word paper discussing your system of inquiry in detail. I KNOW YOU CAN'T WRITE THE PAPER - I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO DO SO JUST GIVE ME AN IDEA WITH Half - 1300 words and I will do the rest by my self!!

A system of inquiry refers to an ethical problem-solving model that is used to make decisions. For example, sometimes decisions are ethically challenging, such as ethical dilemmas when two or more values come into conflict. It is encouraged, however, to use this system of inquiry in all our business decision-making as all systems of inquiry look at alternative courses of actions and the potential consequences to all stakeholders that might be effected by the decision, mainly using the step-by-step model of inquiry combined with employing the ethical values and principles as guiding principles in the inquiry.

Most (if not all) businesses and psychological organizations have a code of ethics; values and principles that are intended to guide all business behavior (see Example 2 below). Sometimes, it also includes a system of inquiry, such as ethical problem solving model of inquiry or a generic system of inquiry is used in conjunction with the business code of ethics (see Example 1 below). The expectations for ethical conduct are expressed in the code of ethics and the system of inquiry helps to analyze complex ethical decisions using the principles as guiding principles, especially when a decision is more complex or there are some competing values. The organization's code of ethic reflects the organizational values and fundamental principles of the business.

Example 1: An Ethical Decision-Making Model of Inquiry

Given the fact that ethical dilemmas may not always be readily resolved through the use of codes of ethics, it might be useful to have a framework in which to analyze and make ethical decisions. The following ethical decision-making model comes from the work of Corey et al. (1998).

Step 1: Identify the ...

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By example, this solution provides assistant in creating a system of inquiry to be used in evaluating decision-making, problem solving, and behavior in a business setting.

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