Essay on Mid Term Case Study

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Mid term case study
Lael Matthews is facing an ethical dilemma issue. She need to decide which of three managers to promote. Each manager has their advantage and disadvantage own, and Lael’s superior has his or her own preference and concern as well. Lael have to make a decision that is moral, and hopefully can satisfy all the parties involved.
According to the article, “Thinking Ethically: A Framework for Moral Decision Making”, developed by Manuel Velasquez, Claire Andre, Thomas Shanks, S.J., and Michael J. Meyer, there are five different approaches to values to deal with moral issues, which are:
The Utilitarian Approach: the ethical decision should provides the greatest good for the greatest number;
The Rights Approach:
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Below is the list of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT Analysis) of each of the three options:
High energy level
Not done very well in school.
Mediocre performance ratings.
Has some difficulties in managing her staff.
She could be the first African American female manager at this level.
Public relations division believe that promoting her would be a tremendous boost for the company.
Advantageous to Lael’s immediate supervisor.
Liz’s daughter has been in an accident, promotion could help solve Liz’s financial problem.
No external conditions which could do damage to her.
Worked in the company for 20 years, and has 30 years

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