Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

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Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Calvin L Harris Jr.
ETH 316
15 November 2012 Marlon Spencer

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas Ethical issues are inevitable because we live in a world of diversity. Diversity brings many beliefs, attitudes and personalities. As a result, ethical issues are common. They come in many shapes, sizes, and favors. Even though ethical issues cannot be prevented, ethical issues can be resolved because sound decisions can by considering ethical lenses to address and resolve ethically issues. For instance, the ethics game simulation presented two common ethical issues. The first involved determining whether to use information obtained by one employee to discipline another employee for violating the NDA
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According to this view, an ethical action is one where the act creates the greatest good for the greatest number. On the other hand the rights/responsibilities lens focus on duty. According to this view, an ethical action is doing one’s duty and following ethical standards of action. The relationship Lens focuses on the processes or systems needed for an ethical organization. According to this view, an ethical action is one that will sustain integrity-building environments. The reputation lens, on the other hand, focus on character. According to this view, an ethical action is one that is consistent with a good character. Both the relationship lens and the reputation lens have the individual as the primary concern.
These lenses had a great influence on my decisions because they helped me to analyze the situation from different viewpoints to determine the best course of action. For instance, the rights/responsibilities lens help me to identify my obligations, whereas the results lens help me to see the impact of my decision on each stakeholder and the criteria for each stakeholder‘s happiness. Moreover, the relationship lens helped me to see that the basic liberties of all people must be protected and the reputation lens help me to see the virtues that are important for leadership. These concepts can be related to any workplace.
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