February 3, 2014
This Ethics Game simulation contained two ethical dilemmas. Like the other simulation that was completed in week 3, the simulations is from the perspective of someone in a manager 's position. In the simulation, you must make decisions that could have an effect on the people directly involved with the situation or people with the business. The first dilemma was named the Mysterious Roses and the second dilemma was called Cold Feet.
The Mysterious Roses simulation begins by putting the reader as the Director of Sales. Being the Director of Sales you received some emails from your co-workers and employees. One of the emails is from an anonymous employee who is stating that a co-worker is having trouble at work. Another email is in regards to anti-harassment classes. Then an email is received from Gayle who is an employee that is receiving unsolicited roses and cards at work. She wants to speak about a matter privately and confidently because the roses are making her uncomfortable at work.
During the simulation, there are some decision making steps that are to be completed to address the issues. As Director of Sales you have to identify the problem, identify who is effected by the problem, also figure out your duties to the people involved and what steps are needed to solve the problem. To solve the moral dilemma: the Rights and Responsibility Lens and the Results Lens are the lenses used to complete the simulation.
To assist in the decision making there are a few apparatuses that are available when looking at the Rights and Responsibility Lens. With the Rights and Responsibility Lens the focus is on the employee 's duty. The tools that are used involve asking questions in regards to motive, universalizability, reversibility, prior agreements and general expectations. The focus of the Results Lens is the option that will bring happiness over the long term. The included tools
References: Boylan, M. (2009). Basic Ethics in Action: Basic Ethics. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Education. Trevino, L., & Nelson, K. (2011). Managing business ethics: Straight talk about how to do it right (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.