Ethics and Employees

778 Words Jul 22nd, 2013 4 Pages
1. Discuss how a CIO might handle Schrage’s scenario using the suggested process for ethical decision making presented in this chapter.
Based on Schrage’s first scenario, the problem would be: “If the CRM will completed, what would happen to the current employees?” As such, that should be the focus of the CIO. There is still no guarantee that there would be mass layoff, but only a possibility. Therefore, the CIO needs to discuss with its employees the possible scenarios and identify what method of action should be taken for each of the scenarios. One possible scenario is that the mass layoff is inevitable, what would the company do? One solution would be is to assign those who were laid off from their current job to other areas in the
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In the second scenario, choosing to disclose the information would be the correct choice since it reflects the virtue ethics approach. Of course, there would be no action that would produce only beneficial results. On a short-term notice, if the information is disclosed, there could be there is the possibility of the boss creating a hindrance or being the hindrance himself. However, one must focus on long term results, if the information was disclosed, trust if cultivated among the employees. It would also give them a sense of security knowing that they could confide on their boss if problems would occur.

3. Must businesses choose between good ethics and financial benefits? Explain your answer using Schrage’s scenarios as examples.
Yes. A choice must always be made between good ethics and financial benefits. The reason is, there are times that ethics and financial benefits clashes upon one another in a way that what is ethical does not mean an increase in the financial gain. There could only one choice.
In the first scenario, there is a dilemma on whether to tell or not. If the CIO decided to tell, he would be faced with resistance and as such would be forced to find a way to calm its employees (i.e. by giving them another job). It would entail a lot of work. On the other hand, if he decided to keep the information to himself, the laid-off employees as well as the remaining one would not trust in the company anymore and if given the

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