Ethical Dilemmas in Workplace

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Ethical Dilemmas in Workplace
Personal values may conflict with ethical decision making if those personal values are different than the organizational norms of the business or institution. Constructing, and maintaining personal ethics in the workplace rests with the individual, and how willing he or she is in assimilating to the evolving cultural dynamic of the corporate world. Many times a person find their personal, cultural and/or organizational ethics conflicting and must reconcile a course of action that will mitigate cognitive dissonance. In order to be a productive member of society, in small groups and globally, one must reconcile these conflicts on a daily basis and continually move forward while maintaining personal integrity and
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All employees were able to recognize and discuss ethics and ethical dilemmas in the company.

There is no disconnect between what the organization did and what my personal ethics demanded. The company was able to reinstate trust and confidence among employees and restored a sense of ethical accomplishment in me.

Ethical Issue 2:

After taking job as a project manager with a consulting firm in 2004, I faced a very difficult ethical situation with my employer. The web application we were building for the client had serious design flaws and if deployed to production would cause major operational problems and severe financial damage to the client. In spite of knowing this, my company decided to go ahead and release it for production. I was instructed to not reveal any flaws in the system and instead paint a picture that the product had undergone rigorous quality checks and was production worthy.

This decision was in direct conflict with my ethical values. I brought this matter to the immediate attention of the client since it violated contractual terms and my professional ethics. Being a certified project manager, I have to abide by the code of conduct from the Project Management Institute. Turn a blind eye to evil, and you may not be an accomplice. But you’re an enabler. Regardless of how the decision impacts, I cannot compromise my principles. I’d rather make personal sacrifices to my lifestyle than act
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