Organizational Ethics

Satisfactory Essays
Week Three
Managerial Ethics

• Identify typical ethical problems of managers.
• Recognize differences in ethical behavior and responsibility between an employee and a manager.

Course Assignments

4. Readings

• Read Ch. 6 & 7 of Managing Business Ethics.
• Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

5. Learning Team Instructions

• Begin preparing for the Ethics in the Workplace Case Study Action Plan Presentation due in Week Five by reading one of the following case studies from Managing Business Ethics as assigned by your facilitator. The case studies are found in the text near the end of the given chapter.

o Merck and River Blindness in Ch. 2 o Pinto Fires in Ch. 4 o Sears, Roebuck, and Co.: The Auto Center
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• Evaluate an organization’s strategy for managing ethics and legal compliance.

Course Assignments

8. Readings

• Read Ch. 8–10 of Managing Business Ethics.
• Read the following University of Phoenix Materials:

o Six Stages of Moral Reasoning o Preparing Case Study Analyses

• Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.

9. Individual Assignment: Evaluation of a Business Code of Ethics

The purpose of this assignment is to assist you in refining problem-solving capabilities that organizations already possess for use in business ethics applications. This paper uses a structured, objective format sometimes called a system of inquiry. This assignment is a systematic formalized inquiry into or examination of the code of ethics of an organization and its effects to achieve a specific level of ethical behavior in employees, management, and executives.

Each business should have a framework for ensuring ethical behavior. The structure, format, and scope of codes vary depending on the company’s business. An oil company's code, for example, would probably have different criteria and emphases than a healthcare provider's code of ethics. Sometimes, codes of ethics are called by other names, such as an employee code of conduct. A code of ethics, though, should be differentiated from standard good operating practices.

• Evaluation and analysis includes problem
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