1-Chapter One Outliner read Chapter One, “The Importance of Business Ethics”, pages 1-23.

1-Chapter One Outliner read Chapter One, “The Importance of Business Ethics”, pages 1-23.  You will need to create an outline of the chapter using the four chapter objectives listed on page 1 of your text using MS WORD.  For each objective write a paragraph (more than three sentences) explaining the objective.  Do this for each of the four objectives listed.  Once you’ve completed the outline be sure to save the document for use as a study guide for tests, and then submit the document to the dropbox below.  This activity will be worth up to 20 points.

 

 

 

 

2- Case Study:  Faking Sick                                                                                                 20 pts.

 

Happy Holidays!  The holiday orders at Widgets, Doodads, and Thingies, Inc. have already begun to come in, and it looks like this will be a record quarter for the company.  Overtime is mandatory for all employees.  Unfortunately, it is also the start of the flu season!  A number of employees have already been confined to their homes with the highly contagious bug, leaving everyone else, including you, to pick up the extra work.

 

One person, a personal friend and coworker, Clark Griswold, appears to be taking advantage of the flu epidemic.  Clark called in yesterday and said he would be “out for the week” with the flu.  You remember full well that Clark told you over lunch last month about the vacation to Wally World he was expecting to take with his family and cousin Eddie.  Indeed, your recollection is that Clark’s family flight to California is tomorrow night.  In addition, when you went to Clark’s desk to get some files you needed to complete some of his work, you found a flight itinerary showing a round trip flight to Los Angeles, California tomorrow.  It is pretty apparent Clark does not have the flu!

 

Considering the situation, thoroughly answer the following questions:

 

  1. What would you do?
  2. Would you be inclined to “snitch” on Clark?  Why or why not?
  3. Would your answer change if he was not a personal friend?  Explain
  4. Thoroughly, comment on a minimum of two other student posts.  Simply saying, “I agree” does not constitute a thorough response.  State the reasons why or why you agree or disagree.

 

Once you’ve posted your comments you will have access to your classmates posts.  You will need to respond to a minimum of two other posts for this activity.  Remember, the minimum will not yield full points.  This post is worth up to 20 points total.

 

2- Chapter Two Outline

 

 

Read Chapter Two, “Stakeholder Relationships and Social Responsibility”, pages 28-53.  You will need to create an outline of the chapter using the six chapter objectives listed on page 28 of your text using MS WORD.  For each objective write a paragraph (more than three sentences) explaining the objective.  Do this for each of the six objectives listed.  Once you’ve completed the outline be sure to

 

 Chapter Three Outline

 

 

 

save the document for use as a study guide for tests, and then submit the document to the dropbox below.  This activity will be worth up to 20 points.

 

 

Read Chapter Three, “Emerging Business Ethics Issues”, pages 59-86.  You will need to create an outline of the chapter using the four chapter objectives listed on page 59 of your text using MS WORD.  For each objective write a paragraph (more than three sentences) explaining the objective.  Do this for each of the four objectives listed.  Once you’ve completed the outline be sure to save the document for use as a study guide for tests, and then submit the document to the dropbox below.  This activity will be worth up to 20 points.

 

 

 

Chapter Three Emerging Business Issues Assignment


Instructions:

 

Click on the link below to download the worksheet for this assignment.  Type your answers directly on the WORD document, save it, and submit it to the appropriate dropbox.  This is a comprehensive worksheet that requires thorough answers.  This assignment is worth up to 106 points.

 

I will attach it in the email in word file

 

 

 

Resolving Ethical Business Challenges

 

For this discussion post you will first need to read the “Resolving Ethical Business Challenges” case study on pages 87-88 of your text.  Once you’ve read the study respond (thoroughly) in your post to the three questions listed on page 88. Once you’ve posted your comments you will have access to your classmates posts.  You will need to respond to a minimum of two other posts for this activity.  Remember, the minimum will not yield full points.  This post is worth up to 30 points total.

 

 

Outline Chapter Four-“The Institutionalization of Business Ethics”

Read Chapter Four, “The Institutionalization of Business Ethics”, pages 92-120.  You will need to create an outline of the chapter using the seven chapter objectives listed on page 92 of your text using MS WORD.  For each objective write a paragraph (more than three sentences) explaining the objective.  Do this for each of the four objectives listed.  Once you’ve completed the outline be sure to save the document for use as a study guide for tests, and then submit the document to the dropbox below.  This activity will be worth up to 20 points.

 

 

 

Outline Chapter Six “Individual Factors: Moral Philosophies and Values”


Instructions:

Read Chapter Six, “Individual Factors: Moral Philosophies and Values”, pages 152-176.  You will need to create an outline of the chapter using the five chapter objectives listed on page 152 of your text using MS WORD.  For each objective write a paragraph (more than three sentences) explaining the objective.  Do this for each of the six objectives listed.  Once you’ve completed the outline be sure to save the document for use as a study guide for tests, and then submit the document to the dropbox below.  This activity will be worth up to 20 points.

 

 

Ethics and Lying; a Slippery Slope

 

for this discussion post i would like you to give some thoughts around the topic of lying.  We are going to be talking about different ethical approaches this week and how we approach lying is often a product of our ethical make-up.  In your post please answer the following questions:

  1. Is it ever ethical to lie?  if yes Give an example.  If no explain why.
  2. If no, can we ever justify lying?
  3. If yes to either 1 or 2, when is it ok?
  4. What is the difference between “a little white lie” and any other kind of lie?  Give a few examples of “little white lies”.
  5. Is lying in the workplace different than lying in your personal life?  How so?

Once you’ve posted your comments you will have access to your classmates posts.  You will need to respond to a minimum of two other posts for this activity.  Remember, the minimum will not yield full points.  This post is worth up to 30 points total.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cognitive Moral Development


Instructions:

Our text discusses Kohlberg’s theory of Cognitive Moral Development (pages 168-171).  Using that information complete the worksheet attached to this section.  Once completed, save the document and submit it to the appropriate dropbox.

 

 

 

Outline Chapter Seven Organizational Factors: The Role of Ethical Culture and Relationships

 


Instructions:

Read Chapter Seven, “Organizational Factors: The Role of Ethical Culture and Relationships”, pages 181-208.  You will need to create an outline of the chapter using the six chapter objectives listed on page 181 of your text using MS WORD.  For each objective write a paragraph (more than three sentences) explaining the objective.  Do this for each of the six objectives listed.  Once you’ve completed the outline be sure to save the document for use as a study guide for tests, and then submit the document to the dropbox below.  This activity will be worth up to 20 points.

 

 

 

Discussion Post: Who’s Responsible?

 

On page 184 of your text the author states, “Leaders are responsible for the actions of their subordinates, and corporations should have ethical corporate cultures.”  Do you agree?  This seems to put the responsibility on the organization.  What about individual responsibility?  Does an unethical organization give the individual the right to act unethically?

Once you’ve posted your comments you will have access to your classmates posts.  You will need to respond to a minimum of two other posts for this activity.  Remember, the minimum will not yield full points.  This post is worth up to 20 points total.

 

 

Ethics as Organizational Culture


Instructions:

For this activity you will be conducting an interview with an (employed) individual you respect.  It can be anyone you feel demonstrates integrity (a parent or other relative, coworker, boss, former boss, teacher, scout leader…) but it must be someone you personally know.  The purpose of the interview is to learn about the ethical culture in their workplace.

The interview should be 20-30 minutes and you should ask the series of questions provided below plus any additional questions you would like to add.  Try to capture their words as closely as possible.  After completing the interview you will use the data collected and create a paper that includes the questions, their responses (in their own words) and your interpretation of the results of the ethical culture they describe.  Click on the link below for the interview questions and the rubric.  It is very important to read the rubric as it details specific issues to be addressed in the paper.

I will attach the questions with the email in word file

 

 

 

Chapter Seven Resolving Ethical Business Challenges

 

 

For this discussion post read the Chapter Seven Resolving Ethical Business Challenges on pages 209-210.  Using the information from the case study, thoroughly answer the three questions that follows it.

Once you’ve posted your comments you will have access to your classmates posts.  You will need to respond to a minimum of two other posts for this activity.  Remember, the minimum will not yield full points.  This post is worth up to 20 points total.

 

 

Outline Chapter Eight: Developing an Effective Ethics Program


Instructions:

Read Chapter Eight, “Developing an Effective Ethics Program”, pages 213-234.  You will need to create an outline of the chapter using the six chapter objectives listed on page 213 of your text using MS WORD.  For each objective write a paragraph (more than three sentences) explaining the objective.  Do this for each of the six objectives listed.  Once you’ve completed the outline be sure to save the document for use as a study guide for tests, and then submit the document to the dropbox below.  This activity will be worth up to 20 points.

 

 

 Ethics News Line–Student Conversations.

Identify and discuss ethical news stories with your classmates in E360, which specifically relate to one concept, idea, or principle from the Chapter Eight reading.  The topic must be business related–profit or nonprofit organizations, government, media, arts, entertainment, education, philanthropy, religion, etc.

  1. Read Chapter Eight of the text.
  2. So you get the most out of the reading, select a concept, idea, or principle from the current week’s reading that genuinely interests you to conduct additional research.
  3. Go online and seek out an article on that topic.  In E360 give an overview/synopsis of the article, discuss what the article had to say about business ethics, and explain why do we, as managers, need to know this.
  4. Ask one open-ended question from your classmates that you would like additional input on no later than 11:45 pm, Wednesday. An open-ended question cannot be answered by yes or no.  These questions begin with “who,” “what,” “why,” “where,” and “when.”
  5. Select two posts to respond to, no later than 11:45 pm, Sunday of this week, answering your classmates question and offer possible ideas, solutions, or suggestions that might deepen their and your understanding of the concept, idea, or principle.
  6. Integrate quotes from the text or credible outside sources is required.

This discussion post will be worth up to 40 points, 20 points for your original post, and 10 points each for your responses.

 

Professional Code of Conduct

 

 

For this discussion post you will be examining a code of conduct:

  • Identify a corporation you might be interested in
  • Do an online search for that organization’s code of conduct
  • Using the article you just read on components of a code of conduct, compare/contrast the code you identified with what the article says should be included
  • This analysis should be documented in your discussion post
  • You do not need to type in the code in your post but you do need to include the link where you found it.
  • Your analysis should include a thorough discussion of the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of the code of conduct and why you feel the way you do about it.
  • After your initial post, respond to a minimum of two of your classmates posts.
  • This post is worth up to 20 points

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/key-components-code-ethics-business-244.html the link to answer the questions

 

 Managing the Risks of Global Bribery in Business

 

For this post, read Managing the Risks of Global Bribery in Business on pages 583-591 of your text.  After reading the case study, answer the three questions that follow it.

  • After your initial post, respond to a minimum of two of your classmates posts.
  • This post is worth up to 20 points

Ethics News Line–Student Conversations.

Identify and discuss ethical news stories with your classmates in E360, which specifically relate to one concept, idea, or principle from the Chapter Eleven reading.  The topic must be business related–profit or nonprofit organizations, government, media, arts, entertainment, education, philanthropy, religion, etc.

  1. Read Chapter Eleven of the text.
  2. So you get the most out of the reading, select a concept, idea, or principle from the current week’s reading that genuinely interests you to conduct additional research.
  3. Go online and seek out an article on that topic.  In E360 give an overview/synopsis of the article, discuss what the article had to say about business ethics, and explain why do we, as managers, need to know this.
  4. Ask one open-ended question from your classmates that you would like additional input on no later than 11:45 pm, Wednesday. An open-ended question cannot be answered by yes or no.  These questions begin with “who,” “what,” “why,” “where,” and “when.”
  5. Select two posts to respond to, no later than 11:45 pm, Sunday of this week, answering your classmates question and offer possible ideas, solutions, or suggestions that might deepen their and your understanding of the concept, idea, or principle.
  6. Integrate quotes from the text or credible outside sources is required.

This discussion post will be worth up to 40 points, 20 points for your original post, and 10 points each for your responses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Power that Leaders have

Mark Complete


Instructions:

Employees do as they are told…

Examples such as the Watergate break in and Nazi officers illustrate that people do what they are told

Milgram Experiment had teachers who were instructed to administer shocks to subjects

Shock intensity increased, and the subjects were uncomfortable, & the learners were uncomfortable

Although teachers questioned the test, their experimenter would say they had to continue, and 60% did continue

Many teachers wanted to stop, but they did not

Obedience to authority is observed at work

 

Leaders must realize the power they hold as legitimate authority figures at work

Therefore, authority figures must exhibit ethical behavior, and they must send powerful signals that high ethical standards are expected of everyone

When unethical behavior is uncovered, the investigation must consider the explicit or implicit messages sent by authority figures

 

The Zimbardo Prison Experiment is another example of people falling into a role because authority allowed them to.

 

For this discussion post, watch the two short YouTube videos below, and then use them to engage in a discussion of the ethics and power of leadership, and how we can ensure that it not be abused.  Use your readings to back up your points.

 

Milgram Experiment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6GxIuljT3w

Zimbardo Experiment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0jYx8nwjFQ

If you are unable to click on these links, just copy/paste them into your browser.

  • After your initial post, respond to a minimum of two of your classmates posts.
  • This post is worth up to 20 points