Business Ethics Essay

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Describe an ethical problem you have encountered or might encounter in your workplace. How would you approach the problem and reach a decision to solve it? Business ethics defines how a company integrates core values - such as honesty, trust, respect, and fairness - into its policies, practices, and decision-making. Business ethics is, in part, the attempt to think clearly and deeply about ethical issues in business and to arrive at conclusions that are supported by strongest possible arguments. Ethical principles are the rules of conduct that derive from ethical values. For example, honesty is a value that governs behavior in the form of principles such as: tell the truth, don't deceive, and don't cheat.

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I could not overlook my team member's behavior, but was it right for me to report his actions to the director? False reports could cause serious issues and complications. The project was going to be active in two week's time frame and the testing was not yet done, and if there were any mistakes it would cost a high amount to the company and would also affect its reputation. I then met with the head of testing department to discuss his behavior. He said that his actions were like everyone else's, but I did not find his argument compelling.

There were two options: I could send an honest report exposing the member's fraudulent reporting, or I could falsify report myself, thus protecting his career. Neither option was acceptable. To buy more time, I convinced the company manager to give me an additional week before submitting my project. I ordered the quality assurance team to work overtime on the problems that were easiest to fix. I also had other team members who were not part of testing including myself under the guidance of a testing expert.

After a week of almost constant work by all the team members, there was still some work left tested. I sent an honest report to the manager and director documenting the state of the project. The manager did receive some harsh words from the company director, but nothing of great consequence. I had maintained my integrity and minimized damage to my fellow

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