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Short Paper: Ethics For this paper, please discuss and analyze the following
Posted On: Nov. 21, 2017
Author: Shipra


Short Paper: Ethics For this paper, please discuss and analyze the following: Why is the ethical climate of an organization important? What biases can impact our moral decision making? Provide an example of an ethical dilemma that an organization (or your own organization) has faced that you feel could have been handled differently. What ethical/moral principles should have been considered? This paper must be 4 pages of content (not including the cover page or reference page), and completed in APA format (6th edition). Aside from utilizing the text as a source, you are required to use at least 2 additional resources such as scholarly articles to further substantiate your perspective. Don't forget, APA is a more formal style of writing. Your paper must include the following: Cover Page Introduction (1 to 2 paragraph maximum) Purpose statement (1 to 3 sentences) Content and Analysis (3.5 to 4 page maximum) -The importance of Ethical Climate - In text citation -Bias that impact moral decision making<---please note, you don't have to discuss every bias that is listed in our text, just focus on a few. -Example of ethical dilemma (internal or global) -How the issue could have been handled differently? -What ethical principles should have been considered? Conclusion (1 to 2 paragraph maximum) Reference page Also ½ page of Distinguish between extrinsic and intrinsic rewards by defining each concept in your own words, and providing examples that go beyond what is provided in the text. Additionally, explain the four building blocks of intrinsic rewards and motivation, relating each building block to an example that relates to your own organizational experiences-be specific. Lastly, how does your organization motivate and reward their employees?



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Expectations for Short Papers Introduction: The purpose of the introduction is to introduce the reader to the central theme of
Posted On: Nov. 21, 2017
Author: Shipra


Expectations for Short Papers Introduction: The purpose of the introduction is to introduce the reader to the central theme of your paper. An effective introduction should provide general information regarding the subject you will be covering in your paper. The introduction should be succinct, and provide the reader with pertinent background information, and or other contextual material. Because this is a short paper, the introduction must be no more than one to two paragraphs in length. (1 to 2-paragraph maximum) Tips for the Introduction Section: For the paper on leadership, the introduction should encompass a general overview, or broad description of what encompasses leadership or what leadership means in the context of a business environment. As you can see, it can be approached a variety of ways, but be sure to focus on the central theme. Same approach would apply to the paper on ethics. I would prefer that no quotes are used in the introduction and all concepts are paraphrased. After the introduction, you would then gradually narrow down the subject to a specific purpose statement. A purpose statement, is essentially just like a thesis statement, except more specific and direct. It provides the paper with a clear scope, direction and purpose. Purpose Statement: • The purpose statement can be one to three sentences (depending on the complexity of the paper), which again, explicitly states the focus and direction of the writing. The purpose statement should be concise, and therefore, the reader should have no doubt as to the topic of your paper. Example of a purpose statement: “This paper will explore the importance of a positive ethical climate, and the biases that impact ethical decision making. Additionally, an ethical dilemma will be examined as well as the ethical principles that should be been considered.” *If you are ever wondering what components to put in your purpose statement, take a look at what is needed for the analysis section. *Please note: In some courses your professor may ask for a thesis statement. A thesis statement is written differently from a purpose statement. So be sure to understand that not every paper you will write in graduate school will require a purpose statement, it depends on how the professor would like you to approach the assignment. For more information on the differences between a purpose and thesis statement, check out https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Thesis_or_Purpose.html Content/Analysis: The body of the paper is comprised of the analyzation and presentation of materials that supports your purpose statement. Paragraphs must be well developed and discuss each component necessary for the assignment. Additionally, materials from other sources as well as specific examples must be used in order to further substantiate your statements. It is not enough to just “tell” the reader your perspective, but you must “show” the reader why you believe your perspective is relevant. You would do this by applying critical analysis: incorporating concepts/theories, research from other sources,and specific examples. This provides a more in-depth analysis to the body of the paper. (3.5 to 4 page maximum) Tips for Writing the Analysis section: • Make sure you cover each component of the analysis section that is provided in the outline thoroughly. • Only include pertinent information-stay on track with what each part of the outline is asking. • When discussing concepts or theories, be sure to do the following: introduce, define, analyze, and provide examples to further support your analysis and perspective. You want to always approach your papers as if the reader knows nothing! • Use quotes sparingly! Quotes are meant to enhance what is already written, they should not be used in place of defining concepts or theories. • Please make sure you understand how you would cite a direct quote, versus how you would cite when you paraphrase information. Please be sure to review the APA Cheat Sheet. Conclusion: The conclusion should be definitive and concise. It should capture the importance of the central theme of the paper. Emphasizing the significance of the purpose statement and the issues/concepts you have discussed throughout the body of your paper. This helps your paper to be organized, and provides unity. (1 to 2 paragraphs maximum) Tips for Writing Your Conclusion: Try to not restate in specific detail everything you just discussed in the analysis section. Remember, you want to capture and wrap up the central theme of your paper. Please note: Scholarly resources aside from your text, must be used for all papers in this course. In other words, pulling information from a website such as encyclopedia or wikepedia.com, is not considered a scholarly resource. Please utilize the online library data base at WU. Additionally, please take time to review my policy on plagiarism located in the syllabus as well as the APA Cheat Sheet. You will be held responsible for understanding the policy prior to completing your assignment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. I am here to help!



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Expectations for Short Papers Introduction: The purpose of the introduction is to introduce the reader to the central theme of
Posted On: Nov. 21, 2017
Author: Shipra


Expectations for Short Papers Introduction: The purpose of the introduction is to introduce the reader to the central theme of your paper. An effective introduction should provide general information regarding the subject you will be covering in your paper. The introduction should be succinct, and provide the reader with pertinent background information, and or other contextual material. Because this is a short paper, the introduction must be no more than one to two paragraphs in length. (1 to 2-paragraph maximum) Tips for the Introduction Section: For the paper on leadership, the introduction should encompass a general overview, or broad description of what encompasses leadership or what leadership means in the context of a business environment. As you can see, it can be approached a variety of ways, but be sure to focus on the central theme. Same approach would apply to the paper on ethics. I would prefer that no quotes are used in the introduction and all concepts are paraphrased. After the introduction, you would then gradually narrow down the subject to a specific purpose statement. A purpose statement, is essentially just like a thesis statement, except more specific and direct. It provides the paper with a clear scope, direction and purpose. Purpose Statement: • The purpose statement can be one to three sentences (depending on the complexity of the paper), which again, explicitly states the focus and direction of the writing. The purpose statement should be concise, and therefore, the reader should have no doubt as to the topic of your paper. Example of a purpose statement: “This paper will explore the importance of a positive ethical climate, and the biases that impact ethical decision making. Additionally, an ethical dilemma will be examined as well as the ethical principles that should be been considered.” *If you are ever wondering what components to put in your purpose statement, take a look at what is needed for the analysis section. *Please note: In some courses your professor may ask for a thesis statement. A thesis statement is written differently from a purpose statement. So be sure to understand that not every paper you will write in graduate school will require a purpose statement, it depends on how the professor would like you to approach the assignment. For more information on the differences between a purpose and thesis statement, check out https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Thesis_or_Purpose.html Content/Analysis: The body of the paper is comprised of the analyzation and presentation of materials that supports your purpose statement. Paragraphs must be well developed and discuss each component necessary for the assignment. Additionally, materials from other sources as well as specific examples must be used in order to further substantiate your statements. It is not enough to just “tell” the reader your perspective, but you must “show” the reader why you believe your perspective is relevant. You would do this by applying critical analysis: incorporating concepts/theories, research from other sources,and specific examples. This provides a more in-depth analysis to the body of the paper. (3.5 to 4 page maximum) Tips for Writing the Analysis section: • Make sure you cover each component of the analysis section that is provided in the outline thoroughly. • Only include pertinent information-stay on track with what each part of the outline is asking. • When discussing concepts or theories, be sure to do the following: introduce, define, analyze, and provide examples to further support your analysis and perspective. You want to always approach your papers as if the reader knows nothing! • Use quotes sparingly! Quotes are meant to enhance what is already written, they should not be used in place of defining concepts or theories. • Please make sure you understand how you would cite a direct quote, versus how you would cite when you paraphrase information. Please be sure to review the APA Cheat Sheet. Conclusion: The conclusion should be definitive and concise. It should capture the importance of the central theme of the paper. Emphasizing the significance of the purpose statement and the issues/concepts you have discussed throughout the body of your paper. This helps your paper to be organized, and provides unity. (1 to 2 paragraphs maximum) Tips for Writing Your Conclusion: Try to not restate in specific detail everything you just discussed in the analysis section. Remember, you want to capture and wrap up the central theme of your paper. Please note: Scholarly resources aside from your text, must be used for all papers in this course. In other words, pulling information from a website such as encyclopedia or wikepedia.com, is not considered a scholarly resource. Please utilize the online library data base at WU. Additionally, please take time to review my policy on plagiarism located in the syllabus as well as the APA Cheat Sheet. You will be held responsible for understanding the policy prior to completing your assignment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. I am here to help!



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Semi-Structured Interview Assignment
Posted On: Nov. 13, 2017
Author: Shipra


Semi-Structured Interview Assignment Word limit: 3000 words (NOT including transcript !!) How do I write it up ? Format of Report: Abstract: concise summary of the context of the study, who was involved, how it was carried out, the main findings, and any issues arising (150 words max; smaller font) Introduction; overall aim of the study; brief critical review of relevant literature; conceptual framework (with diagram if appropriate); research questions (approx 600 words) Method: background information on respondent(s) (age, sex, family background, etc), and where the interview took place; a copy of the preliminary interview schedule, with rationale linking it to research questions; ethical considerations; method and procedure of analysis (grounded theory - see Charmaz, 1995) (approx 300 words) Analysis: findings and interpretations in the form of a coherent narrative, organised thematically in appropriate subsections (with sub-headings), using key quotations from interview to illustrate and back-up the claims made ie. Interpretation backed up by argument and evidence Remember: analysis and interpretation - DON’T just repeat and / or paraphrase what the interviewee says, but try to ‘dig beneath’ the surface of what is said – e.g. what is presupposed by the words used, implicit issues and concerns, links to earlier talk, etc (approx 1500 words) Discussion: summary of main findings, clearly related to research questions; how the findings relate to the topic in general (ie. literature reviewed in introduction) and any implications they may have for further research; reflexive evaluation of the interview process / interviewing technique; consideration of any ethical issues that arose (approx 400-500 words) References: alphabetical order, APA style Appendix: copy of interview transcript(s) (with notation key) Example of analytic style and layout: In the initial free-play session, structures were representational forms generated primarily through a process of cumulative resemblance to familiar objects. While structural problems involving balance and stability were encountered and solved during the process of construction, they did not direct the evolution of the form itself: 1. [What sorts of things] did you do? .. in that session, the [freeplay] one? 2. [um] … a kind of windmill … I mean from that session I learned about .. the balancing, and how to take into consideration .. how its gonna work, the movement, how its going to stand and stuff like that= 3. =okay 4. .. spent hours sort of making structures you could recognise … ((?)) … huh huh 5. Huh huh .. wh-where did the ideas for those structures come from? 6. Just from the pieces = ‘cos I had a wheel, and from the wheel you could make a windmill 7. .. I made some wings, ‘cos we didn’t have any restrictions then so we could do what we wanted .. I thought ‘oh no, what do I do with these?’ .. so I added it by the side an’ thought ‘oh I can make wings’ ! .. and then added wheels to that, and that made a see-saw .. By contrast, in the second session where constraints were imposed on the choice of bricks and their combinational possibilities, structural considerations became central to the generative process itself. The creation of a stable structure was interdependent with - a direct expression of - the iterative application of a rule for adding bricks to an existing structure; a process the respondent referred to as ‘blossoming’: 1. .. it was very difficult because .. [[high pitch]] nothing would stay together .. and .. and so we had to just basically make things that balanced .. and some sort of thing that .. [[high pitch; gestures with hands]] blossomed .. [like a flower] 2. [blossomed ..] oh right! .. well .. in what sense did it blossom ? 3. Well, we started off .. we started off just adding bricks, the two of us … just the little squares = 4. = the square bricks? = 5. = yeah, we started off adding pieces .. and we found that .. they don’t stand together very well, they’re complete- .. they don’t stay together, they don’t stand up = we needed to make something to actually .. for it to work .. so we made a base 6. Okay = 7. = and then from that base we could build on it and it actually .. stayed together = 8. = uh [huh 9. [so long as you didn’t build too high … so we overcame that by making the base, building bricks on each other .. making it a bit more stable by adding .. bits to it … and it all came together 10. So it blossomed in the sense of .. ? 11. We could see .. how to make it = and add to it to make it bigger … The metaphor of ‘blossoming’ conveys the student’s perception of this process as an organic phenomenon ….. [elaborate and explore, with reference to above extracts, and further examples …..]



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ETHICAL CODE OF CONDUCT PLAN Introduction The purpose of establishing a code of conduct is to define the company’s values,
Posted On: Nov. 11, 2017
Author: Shipra


ETHICAL CODE OF CONDUCT PLAN Introduction The purpose of establishing a code of conduct is to define the company’s values, acceptable ethical behavior, objectives and responsibilities in line with the hierarchy of people working in the organization. By providing a well- written code of conducts, one can make the task of giving guidance to employees while faced with ethical situations easier. One cannot have a standard code of ethics. Each company has its own code of ethics that reflect its ethos, values it stand for and the style of conducting business. The size of code of conduct does not matter, what is important is whether the code covers variety of situations or not. In any case, an employee has to use how own moral judgment, which is in line with the company’s code of conduct. Essentials of code of conduct A short code of ethics which contains simple rules of ethical behavior is sufficient for providing guidance that helps all employees can follow. In the introduction, the code of ethics suggests that the actions of employees should be guided by their own values. In case something wrong is noticed, it should be addressed directly without any interruptions. A speaking-up policy is put in place that requires employees to report the moment they come across any violations of the code. This is applicable for themselves as well as others as well. The simple format of rules can be stated as provide safe working conditions, market products in a responsible manner, be fair to people you deal with, respect competitors, be fair in competition, take care of the environment, be honest in observing government rules and regulations, be loyal to your company, never leak out inside information to outsiders, be honest in keeping records of books of account. Core values The core values of the company should be respected at all times. These include integrity, respect, excellence in performance and accountability. Specific guidelines cover different probable situations and provide guidelines on how to deal with them. These include dealing with workplace violence, alcohol and harassment (sexual or otherwise). They also include areas of integrity and fairness and suggestions on how to avoid conflicts of interest and deal with steps to safeguard confidential information of company matters. One section of the code of conduct covers how to protect the assets of the company, especially when faced with cases of sabotage. The code of conduct is broken down which specifies individual areas of conduct. This code is intended to act as a guide in carrying out business interactions on a daily basis. It is to be used in combination with the main guidelines of business practices. The code covers all possible areas of interaction such as relationship with each other, with company, with consumers, with government offices and laws of the land, with members of society and lastly with the problems of environment. Relation with mission statement The code of conduct mandates that all employees follow the mission statement of the company and at the same time adhere to the compliance program and conflict of interest policy. The code of conduct essentially includes certain basic guidelines of how employees should conduct business and deal as well as manage financial and other important confidential records. Maintaining confidentiality is extremely important. One also has to be cautious of protecting property of the company, be aware of the workplace environment and ways of dealing with government. Responsibility of senior management The senior personnel working in the industry must follow a code of ethics that is defined by the company. Following ethical code is not an option but an essential part of the work responsibility. Some of the examples of senior personnel that are expected to follow are corporate officers and those dealing in administrative tasks. They may be in government, education, health care or nonprofit organizations. Nature of a Code of Ethics When a person joins an organization, it is important for him to review and understand the code of ethics being followed by it. This is where a well written code of conduct comes to help. Such a code defines morals; personal qualities that a person is expected to have and specify rules and regulations that all the employees should follow. Certain states such as Florida have a code of ethics written into the law. This must be followed in all sincerity. Violation of a code of ethics defined by government is punishable and such a code is strictly enforced by a regulatory agency appointed by government of the courts. Scope A code of ethics defines the job responsibility, especially while dealing with clients that may be one’s scope of work. In a company, a person may be involved in dealing not only with employees within the company but also with those outside it. In such a case, it is important to have a code of ethics that define how to deal with important clients. When faced with dealing with important clients, one should refer to the written code of conduct. Values When one joins an organization, he must support the values specified in the coded of conduct. If any action is done which does not reflect those values, then the person stands the risk of losing the job. To work as a responsible senior person for the company it is important to adhere to the code of business conduct, as laid down by the company. This code of conduct is based on the foundation of integrity and belief of doing what is morally right thing to do. This is true whether one is working for private business or in government service. One’s values should not only follow the code of conduct laid down by the company, but also support the mission of the company. One must respect the image and brand of the company. Or else the business would go down the drain. Behaviors of senior personnel As senior personnel working for an organization one is duty bound to use good judgment. One should adapt one’s behavior depending on the situation one is faced with. Conflicts would arise as the expectations would invariably clash with the code of conducts. These are the grey areas where one is faced with the dilemma and requires one to make a sound judgment and take a call of doing what is right. It is expected that the senior personnel should not misrepresent facts while communicating and dealing with insiders or outsiders. The behavior exhibited by seniors should be seen as an example by others who are working in the organization. The actions must indicate that one has a strong belief in the code of ethics specified by the company and indicate that one is a true representative of the profession he is involved in and also of the company. Impact of code of ethics on work practices Your company’s code of ethics coves the principles that all employees are bound to follow. These principles are meant to act as a guide for decision-making process and also act as a guide for workplace behavior. In an ideal situation, a code of ethics will have an extensive impact on the practices one follows at work place. When one follows the code of conduct at work place it has a great impact on the performance of the company. A code of conduct won’t work unless attention is paid to its proper implementation. Without a proper implementation plan, one may not be aware of what a company’s ethics code is. This is especially important for senior personnel. They must strictly adhere to the ethics code and also follow the principles outlined therein. This would have a significant impact on all the employees who are reporting to the senior personnel. Top management should provide all the logistic support for an ethics code so that it can be brought to the attention of everyone’s attention working in the company. References Collins D.(2009) Essentials of Business Ethics: Creating an Organization of High Integrity and Superior Performance John Wiley & Sons Parsons P.H., Patricia J. Parsons(2004) Ethics in Public Relations: A Guide to Best Practice Kogan Page Publishers, Mika A.(2011) The Importance of Codes of Ethics: Examination of the Need of Business Ethics and the Efficient Usage of Codes of Ethics for Good Corporate Governance Diplomarbeiten Agentur,



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PROBLEM SCENARIO 1 ETHICAL DILEMMA Note: All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business. Your meeting with the chief executive o...
Posted On: Nov. 1, 2017
Author: Shipra


PROBLEM SCENARIO 1 ETHICAL DILEMMA Note: All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business. Your meeting with the chief executive officers (CEOs) of UWEAR and PALEDENIM went well. In a discussion following the meeting, Tom Tramlin, the CEO of UWEAR, mentioned that he would like you to spend some time in the field with his top sales representative to get a feel for what the salespeople face every day selling in the current business environment. Today, you are scheduled to spend the day with Joe Smith. As you walk across the lobby of UWEAR, you see Tom talking to a tall, distinguished-looking man. “This is Joe Smith,” Tom introduces when you step up to them. “You'll be spending some time with him today in the field.” “Nice to meet you, Joe,” you respond, shaking Joe's hand. Tom says goodbye and makes his way to elevator while you and Joe head toward the parking garage. “We're going to meet with a couple of clients today,” Joe explains. “First, we'll have lunch with Bill Bateman, the CEO of the Peninsula Hotel chain. He's a great guy and I'm sure you'll enjoy meeting him.” “Where are we meeting him for lunch?” I ask, getting into Joe's car. “Bill's hotel, the Peninsula, has a great restaurant that I frequently use to meet clients,” Joe answers. “The food is outstanding. We're going to meet him there to discuss the renewal of his uniform contract.” As you continue the drive to the hotel, Joe elaborates on his business history with Bill. “I was able to win the contract for the Peninsula chain last year,” he explains. “We were just able to underbid our competitor, Threads4U. In fact, Bill said that I underbid them by about $5 per uniform. Great victory on my part.” “It sounds like you've established a great working relationship with Bill,” you say. “Oh, yeah,” Joe agrees. “He's a great guy. The first time we met, I was on my way to buy a nice bottle of cabernet as a birthday gift for my wife. She loves the expensive wines. I happened to mention this to Bill, he said he orders it all the time and offered to give me some for free. I told him it wasn't necessary, but he insisted. When I got my car back from the valet, I found not just a bottle, but an entire case of high-end cabernet in my trunk.” Joe shakes his head, smiling. “But that's just the kind of guy Bill is.” “It sounds like it worked out for you and your wife,” you comment. “Did she enjoy her birthday gift?” “Yes,” Joe says. “We both enjoyed it for quite some time. Well, here we are,” he adds, pulling up the Peninsula Hotel. As you park and exit the car, Joe explains, “Since Bill and I have been doing business, he’s referred three other hotel owners to me to supply their uniforms. Except for when I’m meeting with one of his competitors, I usually conduct business meetings with clients here at the restaurant in Bill’s hotel.” “It’s a beautiful hotel,” you comment as Joe leads you through the lobby, admiring the elegant décor. “No wonder you enjoy coming here. I wouldn’t mind bringing my family here for a weekend sometime.” “Actually,” Joe says, “My wife and I have become really good friends with Bill and his wife. He often invites us out onto his yacht with his family, we go to social events with them, and we’ve stayed at the hotel several times. We really enjoy it. You should bring your family sometime, too. Kids love the pool with the waterfall. You nod, following Joe into the hotel’s restaurant. After all you’ve heard about Bill, you are very interested in meeting him. PROBLEM SCENARIO 2 COMPANY MERGER REGULATORY COMPLIANCE All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business. Knowing that mergers may require a dramatic change in company culture, you realize that you need to meet with the human resources (HR) and leadership teams because they will play important roles in the merger. The leadership team will drive the change, and the HR team will be charged with managing the change. You have scheduled a meeting with Steve Maine, your vice president at ALTAP consulting, to consult with him on this project. “Thanks for meeting me today, Steve,” you begin. “I need to talk through some of the issues before meeting with the HR and leadership teams at UWEAR and PALEDENIM. The merger is going well, but it is becoming apparent that there are some significant change issues that need to be addressed.” “I’ve heard good things about your work on this project,” Steve answers. “I’m sure you have it under control, but I’ll be happy to help where I can.” “We are dealing with the issues of joining together two very disparate companies,” you explain. “On the one hand, UWEAR is public and has 100 employees; on the other hand, PALEDENIM is private with only 15 employees. They basically provide the same type of service, but they are completely different businesses in how they operate inside and outside of the company.” You continue, “Yes, and both the employees and managers of each company have different philosophies and expectations. PALEDENIM employees and managers have a kind of ‘one-for-all and all-for-one’ attitude. They all chip in to get the job done. The UWEAR employees and managers look at things differently. They’re more apt to do their jobs, get them done, and go home without consideration for what else the rest of the team needs to complete.” “That is definitely a culture issue,” Steve agrees. “In fact, that is the classic definition of a culture issue. I’m sure they’re also dealing with the typical power struggles. I bet everyone is worried about whether their department will be headed by a UWEAR manager or a PALEDENIM manager “Exactly,” you say. “I know the intention of the merger is to benefit both companies, but there are unintended consequences as well. We need to do whatever we can to help the employees of both companies get through this with the fewest glitches possible.”



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ETHICAL DILEMMA Discuss the decision to hire a 10 year-old to work in a factory, and the ultimate
Posted On: Oct. 31, 2017
Author: Shipra


ETHICAL DILEMMA Discuss the decision to hire a 10 year-old to work in a factory, and the ultimate decision to terminate the 10 year-old knowing there was a possibility that it would financially impact the family. Several major corporations have been accused of allowing their sub- contractors to hire underage children to work in their factories. The problem is more prominent in their operations in third world countries. The problem Companies have been accused of ignoring the fact that it is unethical and also illegal to employ underage children in their factories. Identification of available alternative solutions There can be several solutions to this problem. One of the standard responses could be to perform audit at periodical intervals and also put in place strict control procedures so that such incidents do not occur and repeat. The other solution to the problem is to look at the situation from sympathetic angle and overlook the fact that the sub-contractor is employing the children because their parents need money for their survival. The third solution could be to take responsibility of educating these children and at the same time provide them training and help them acquire skills, which can be useful to the company in the longer run (Kidder 2009). Evaluation of identified alternatives The implication of the first solution is that the company would be viewed as observing ethical practices, especially in the eyes of law. No action can be taken against the company for flouting the laws of the land. However the fall out of this decision is that the person who has sent his children to work in the company would be losing money that the child brings in. He may turn economically weak and may not be able to survive at all, especially if he is dependent on his child’s earning. The second solution looks at the problem from a sympathetic angle. It ignores the legal implications and assumes that the onus of providing employment (irrespective of legal implications) lies on the company. The company would be able to help the child to earn money which would be useful for the parents so that their economic condition would not be deteriorated. The argument is that after all, a parent would send his child to work only if he needs money and is not able to earn sufficient amount himself. However this solution may be termed as illegal in the eyes of law and may invite penalty from the law enforcing authorities (Linzer 1999). The third solution looks at the problem from the compassion point of view. It also assumes that the company is a responsible member of the society and thus, is doing its duty towards the society by taking part in its growth. There is no significant fall out of this solution from the legal angle. However, it needs financial commitment and outflow of money from the coffers of the company, which may be objected by some as it is likely to reduce the profit margin of the company. The positive aspect of this objection can be judged from the argument that this action of the company would be viewed by people in good faith and may in turn yield desirable results in the long run. The decision implementation and evaluation After all the alternative solutions, the third appears to be the best and most ethical decision. The company can go for it and also view it at a later date to determine if it is giving desirable results or not. If the purpose is to be a socially responsible member of the society and help the person acquire skills, which can be used by company to its own advantage is solved then the solution is the best one. References Kidder R. M. (2009) How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living HarperCollins Linzer N. (1999) Resolving ethical dilemmas in social work practice Allyn and Bacon



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