When asked to prepare (write-up) a case for any given week, I would suggest following the simple steps listed below:
Briefly identify the major issue/s, and players in the case
Discuss and analyze the issue/s in the case…you can offer opinions that can be supported
Apply theory/readings to the analysis. Make statements regarding how the situation, circumstances would have been better/improved if a particular approach or theoretical construct had been applied.
If possible within the context of your conclusion, offer suggestions/ideas for better practice or improved results.
Any case “write-up” need not exceed three (3) or so pages. Applying readings and theory is extremely important. I am looking for you to apply theory-to-practice.
George Stein, a college student was faced with an ethical issue dilemma where he has to choose between several actions that may be attributed as right or wrong ethical or unethical. George has less than a minute to make these choices. On one hand he could do what Paul told him to do and he can finish his shift and go home and allow the milk shakes contaminated with pulverized maggots to be distributed and on the other hand he could take an alternative choice stand against Paul and report maggots in milk shakes to the management. There were couple of issues apart from George being faced with individual moral choice, the business did not have an ethical policy in place and Bosses and managers did not care about the quality of the product but were worried about getting the job done and cleaned for the random inspector’s certification. There is also an issue of social responsibility for Eastern Dairy, as the business does not have proper quality controls in place to avoid contaminated products to external customers and society in general. The motivation of Eastern Dairy seems to be to maximize profit irrespective of quality of the product that is distributed to the restaurants and society in general.