Develop a system of inquiry to be used in evaluating decision-making, problem solving, and behavior in a business setting. This model will include a basic framework as well as a discussion of why, how, when and by whom it is used. Consider how the code would be implemented, possible reactions to the code from employees and the effect the code would have on the organization.
I see the system of inquiry as analyzing a code of ethics and using it to determine and evaluate whether the decision-making, problem solving and behavior in a business setting to meet the ethical standards or code of ethics in place. The basic framework would include a discussion of why, how, when and by whom the sytem of inquiry would be used. For example, the HR manager can use the system of (ethical) inquiry to determine if an employee or a department manager has stepped our of the bounds of ethical propriety, based on a complaint brought to HR. Basically, the code of ethics document is used to outline the system of inquiry. I need help in tieing all of this together since I am not really sure how to develop a system of inquiry for the code of ethics. Any code of ethics can be used for this but they need to be stated as to what they are.
First look at some information about resolving Ethical Dilemmas, then some examples, and finally, three systems of ethical inquiry that the HR manager could use to determine if an employee or department manager has stepped out of the bounds of ethical propriety.
I. Ethics Tools: Resolving Ethical Dilemmas (with Real-to-Life Examples)
Definition of an Ethical Dilemma. Perhaps too often, business ethics is portrayed as a matter of resolving conflicts in which one option appears to be the clear choice. For example, case studies are often presented in which an employee is faced with whether or not to lie, steal, cheat, abuse another, break terms of a contract, etc. However, ethical dilemmas faced by managers are often more real-to-life and highly...