Week 3 discussion | seminar in ethics and social responibility
Ethics in Practice
The discussions each week are designed to (a) reinforce the research topics that you are reading about, (b) challenge you to explore the topics further, and (c) test your understanding of the concepts and their application within business research.
Before beginning work on this week’s discussion post, review the following resources:
The discussion assignment consists of two parts.
From the bullet point list below, select one topic for which you will lead the discussion in the forum this week. Early in the week, reserve your selected topic by posting your response (reservation post) to the Discussion Area, identifying your topic in the subject line. By the due date assigned,research your topic and start a scholarly conversation as you respond with your initial or primary post to your own reservation post in the Discussion Area. Make sure your response does not duplicate your colleagues’ responses.
- You have just been promoted to your first midlevel management position. Identify four ways in which you might provide ethical leadership. Rank your choices in terms of importance and explain the rationale for your ranking.
As the beginning of a scholarly conversation, your initial post should be:
- Succinct—no more than 200 words.
- Provocative—use concepts and combinations of concepts from the readings to propose relationships, causes, and/or consequences that inspire others to engage (inquire, learn). In other words, take a scholarly stand.
- Supported—scholarly conversations are more than opinions. Ideas, statements, and conclusions are supported by clear research and citations from course materials as well as other credible, peer-reviewed resources.
Part 2 (Workplace Ethics and Technology)
Widget Company does not issue cell phones to employees but expects employees to respond to e-mails and texts within two hours seven days a week. To receive e-mail from their employer, the employees must give the company permission to access their personal phones to view any of its applications, as well as restore the phone to factory settings.
- Discuss the ethical issues related to the company’s expectations.
- How does Widget’s expectations compare with your employer’s?
- Suggest ways to resolve the conflicts.