Questions for Consideration: Week 3 | Online Assignment Help
Questions for Consideration
Chapters 7 & 8
1. Where do we get information concerning ethical expectations in our lives? At work?
2. We don’t resolve things the same way when we are 3, 6, 16, and 50, do we? How do we progress in our moral reasoning across a lifetime? What did Lawrence Kohlberg have to say about our development of moral reasoning? What alternative model do your text authors offer?
3. Your text describes 4 important ethical questions that managers and leaders should be asking from time to time:
a. What is?
b. What ought to be?
c. How do we get from what is to what ought to be?
d. What is our motivation for acting ethically?
4. Did anyone ask these questions at Enron? When might they have been asked and acted on in such a manner that the outcome could have been different?
5. What is the difference between immoral, moral and amoral management? Where do you see the Enron major players in these categories (Lay, Skilling, Fastow in particular)?
6. What can managers who take over a company awash in ethical issues do to turn the organization around?
7. Some people say “It’s not personal, its just business.” This somehow reflects the notion that there are some behaviors that are acceptable if we are conducting business that would not be acceptable in our personal lives. Do you believe this; that we can apply different ethical standards in our personal and professional lives?
8. Ethical dilemmas can be approached from a variety of perspectives. What were these theorist approaches to them?
h. Servant Leadership:
i. Golden Rule:
9. What are the ethics tests?
10. What factors affect the morality of managers?
11. What is corporate transparency and why is it important in maintain an ethical climate?
12. If you whistle blow will are you protected?
13. Is it a crime to destroy corporate records or documents to prevent the government finding out about them?