Effective Ethics and Ethical Behavior

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Effective ethics and ethical behavior

Memorandum and Report Carol Harris

TO: Rebecca M. Melton, ABC Toy Co. CEO
FROM: Carol Harris, Elementary Division Manager, ABC Toy Co.
DATE: 6/5/11
SUBJECT: Product quality issue and a report on ethical decision making.
This memo addresses a product quality issue with a whistle included in our toy collection. I have included a report on the importance of ethical decision making and strategies the ABC Toy Co. could adopt to ensure that all members of ABC Toy Company make ethical decisions.
This morning I received a memo from the manager of quality assurance. During a routine test, the department
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Established strategies are a step in the right direction towards creating ethical decision making at all levels. They will help establish criteria for ethical behavior. ABC Toy
Company would benefit from a code of ethics. By using the aforementioned strategies and criteria we could create our own code of ethics. A few of the benefits a code of ethics supply are:
*A code of ethics gives employees guidance for solving ethical dilemmas.
*A code of ethics would encourage communication between employees about ethics.
*A code of ethics could be used to debate or argue your cause.
*A code of ethics would spell out our obligation to the public.
*A code of ethics would provide a reference point.
The following analysis explores the National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) code of ethics for examples that may be used in creating our own code of ethics. NASW’s code of ethics serves six purposes: (NASW, 2008),
1. Identifies the values of social work’s mission.

2. It condenses broad ethical principles-to establish ethical standards specific to

social work practice.

3. Is geared to help identify important considerations when conflict or ethical

questions arise.

4. Provides standards that can be used to hold social workers accountable.

5. It familiarizes new practitioners to social works mission, values, and ethical standards. 6. It clearly characterizes standards the social work profession can use to assess

ethical conduct issues.
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