Four Approaches to Deciding Ethical Dilemmas

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Unit 2 Essay Assignment: FOUR APPROACHES TO DECIDING ETHICAL DILEMMAS

Abstract

This essay is about examining ones of set of ethics and comparing them to the four approaches to ethics that are outlined in the text. (Kinicki, A., & Williams, B. K. (2011). Management: A Practical Introduction (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin - pgs. 80-82)

Through the process of writing this essay I have ascertained the ways that organizations can establish and promote ethics while protecting certain statuses of their employees, such as generational (age), National Origin (race), religion and gender. In a global workforce, it’s incredibly important that firm ethical stances are created and maintained in order to keep a company running soundly and prevent individuals from being treated unfairly.

Essay

Webster’s Dictionary defines ethical as “conforming to an accepted standard of good behavior,” and the Oxford English Dictionary defines ethics as “a set of moral principles or code.” 
Establishing and practicing a code of ethics is fundamental in the workplace; but let’s take this a step further and consider the implications of the four major approaches to ethics as outlined in the text (Kinicki, A., & Williams, B. K. (2011). Management: A Practical Introduction (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin - pgs. 80-82) when applied in a Global (multi-national) organization.

When we consider ethical communication in the global workforce, there are many barriers that present themselves. Cultural customs and principles affect both the style of communication and the definition of what is considered ethical. It is the burden of any company undergoing globalization to carefully choose the right approach to deciding ethical dilemmas.

Of the four approaches to deciding ethical dilemmas that are outlined in the...
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