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Ethics Game Dilemma
Chad Zingarelli
University of Phoenix

Joseph Becker
October 11, 2012

Ethics Game Dilemma
After completing the Ethics game II case, it has been determined that there are two ethical issues presented for management to review, and make the most ethical decision that will not harm the company. The first dilemma deals with the possibility of harassment in the office. There is a chance that an employee named Bill is harassing an employee named Gayle in the office. Gayle is starting to feel uncomfortable and is unsure of the best way to handle the situation, so she requests a confidential meeting to discuss the issue. The second Dilemma was regarding a junior researcher at the G-BioSport’s southern division publishing false results on his annual report. The goal from this Dilemma is the same as the first Dilemma: Enhance sensibility, increase efficiency in decision-making, and increase ability to effectively communicate the course of action needed. The lenses used in the first situation were the Rights and Responsibilities lens and the Results lens. The decision-making steps used in this situation were: Step 1: Be Attentive-This issue focuses on how to answer Gayle’s request for confidentiality in our meeting. Step 2: Be Intelligent- The stakeholders that were identified in this issue were the shareholders, the VP of Human Relations, Gayle’s manager (me), Gayle, Bill, and Bill’s manager. Step 3a: Be Reasonable- (Rights and Responsibility Lens). The option that best fulfills the requirements of this lens is to tell Gayle that I can keep a personal matter confidential, but that I may have to report a work-related problem. I should encourage Gayle to review the company handbook before the meeting. Step 3b: Be reasonable (Results Lens). The option that best fulfills the requirements of this lens is to tell Gayle that I can keep a personal matter confidential, but that I may have to report a work-related problem. I should encourage Gayle...
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