Ethical dispositions and beliefs

Ethical dispositions and beliefs

Need help with Week 3 Journal & Assignment, Week 4 Journal and Week 5 Final Paper. Must be non plagarized, APA format, must follow instructors directions and answer all questions withiin the assignments. Will provide login details to access school online library. Due dates will be provided and must be turned in exactly on that date. Willing to pay $65 for all assignments. Any questions please let me know. Thanks for your time in advance.

 

Week 3 Journal

Due: 2-9-15

 

Week Three Journal

Objective

You will analyze yourself in relation to your ethical dispositions and beliefs. You will then explicate the three primary ethical concepts that you would try to instill in your own workforce were you to run a company or manage people.

 

Instructions

Ethical dispositions and beliefsThere are two parts to this assignment. First, you will analyze yourself in relation to a number of questions about your personal ethical beliefs, values, and goals. This portion of the journal will be completed by answering the questions under “Personal Profile” below. In the second portion of the assignment, you will also explain the three fundamental principles you would use to guide a company that you owned or began, and then you will explain why you find those principles the most important for running a company.

 

Please answer all questions in detail. Because this journal is worth 5% of your final grade, there is a high expectation for your participation. Grades for the journals are based on content, critical engagement, quality of reflection, and detail.

 

Personal Profile

Describe and conduct research on yourself (Sachteleben, n.d.). Reflect on the following questions and explain your answers to these attributes and questions in paragraph form.

1.      Describe your personality (choose 3 power words)

2.      Explain your primary ethical perspectives.

a.       What are the ways that you try to live an ethically good life and why do you think that these ways are the best ways?

b.      Feel free to include ethical theory and analysis that you have learned about in your study of the text and articles.

3.      What are your primary values?

4.      What specific activities reflect your primary values? (e.g., “saving money to help the needy” or “protecting the environment”)

5.      What are your primary beliefs about life and the way that you interact in your place of business or work?

6.      What causes do you participate or hope to participate in?

7.      What are your pet peeves?

8.      What are your goals, dreams, or plans for the future both professionally as well as personally?

9.      Have you ever had any unusual experiences? (e.g., “Worked in the peace corps in the Sudan,” “Went to school in Germany,” “Survived a severe storm,” “Met a famous person,” “Home-schooled my kids.”)

10.  Do you belong to any groups or have any affiliations that help to orient your life?

 

Reference

Sachteleben, M. (n.d.). How to write a profile: Online or off, write about your personal goals and skills. Retrieved from http://www.howtodothings.com/computers/how-to-write-a-personal-profile

 

Reflection Prompt for Personal Profile Activity

Once you have completed your personal analysis, please reflect on the following and provide your thoughts in paragraph form.

 

 

  1. If you were running a business, what are the three ethical virtues or principles that you would use to create the optimally ethical environment for your company?
  2. Please explain why you chose each virtue or principle and how it would foster good business. Feel free to be creative here and to not abide by common standards of morality if you do not think that it is important to abide by certain standards in business. For example, you might claim that honesty is the best policy. However, someone might claim that it would actually be best to foster deception in order to maximize profits. Either way, explainwhy you chose the various principles.   


Week 3 Assignment

Due: 2-9-15

 

Annotated Bibliography

The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to assist you in developing research analysis skills including critical thinking, writing, and literature research skills. The annotated bibliography should include a paragraph for each source containing the following information:

  • Name of the article, including the complete bibliographic citation, using APA format.
  • Summary/abstract of the article – annotation (sometimes it is helpful to ask yourself the following questions in synthesizing the information:
    • Who? (author)
    • What was done? (e.g., an experimental study investigating the interaction of short term memory and attention)
    • How? (was it done)
  • What were the findings? (identify the major ones)
  • Contributions? (new findings, applications, etc.)

Review the complete instructions for the Final Paper in Week Five. To conduct accurate research for the annotated bibliography, consider the following:

  • Research in peer-reviewed journals or other journals that are considered to have reliable information (do not use sources from the secular press (e.g., TimeNewsweek, or Wikipedia). Review the guidelines for acceptable sources by reading the “Academic Research” section within the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab under Course Home on the left navigation toolbar in your online course.
  • Identify at least ten academic sources at least six of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library. If you do find something on the World Wide Web, it must be authored and be a reliable source.
  • In these journals, the research and information is either reviewed by an editorial team (such as for the Academy of Management Review) or a group of peers (such as in many journals you find through the Ashford Online Library).

For information regarding the annotated bibliography, refer to the Sample Annotated Bibliography found in the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

You must use at least ten scholarly sources (at least six of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook. The descriptions for each source must be at least one paragraph in length. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

 

Week 4 Journal

Due: 2-16-15

 

Week Four Journal

Objective

You will identify key ethical problems facing the company, create potential solutions to those problems, and explain why certain solutions are better than others.

 

Instructions

In this assignment, you will identify problems that face the two companies that you have chosen to study in this course. You will explain those problems, how they affect the company, and who or what is responsible for those problems. Then, you will attempt to provide solutions to those problems, also identifying the difficulties in implementing those solutions.

 

Please answer all questions in detail. Because this journal is worth 5% of your final grade, there is a high expectation for your participation. Grades for the journals are based on content, critical engagement, quality of reflection, and detail.

 

Problems Facing Not-for-Profit Company

  1. Identify two to five problems that face your chosen not-for-profit company. Explain those problems.
    1. Why do these problems exist? Present the background on these problems.
    2. How do these problems impact the organization?
    3. Who is responsible for these problems?
  2. Identify potential solutions to those problems. Here, you can feel free to brainstorm and merely list various solutions to the problems that you identify.
  3. Choose a best solution for each problem. Explain why that solution is the best solution. In addition, determine whether or not the solution is possible and what would need to be done to implement the solution.

 

Important note: Do your best to support your claims with evidence, facts, and information that you have learned about ethical theories and values throughout the course.

 

Problems Facing For-Profit Company

  1. Identify two to five problems that face your chosen not-for-profit company. Explain those problems.
    1. Why do these problems exist? Present the background on these problems.
    2. How do these problems impact the organization?
    3. Who is responsible for these problems?
  2. Identify potential solutions to those problems. Here you can feel free to brainstorm and merely list various solutions to the problems that you identify.
  3. Choose a best solution for each problem. Explain why that solution is the best solution. In addition, determine whether or not the solution is possible and what would need to be done to implement the solution.

 

Important note: Do your best to support your claims with evidence, facts, and information that you have learned about ethical theories and values throughout the course.

 

Week 5 Final Paper

Due: 2-23-15

Final Paper – Analysis of Personal and Organizational Ethics and Values between For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations

Scenario:
You are an ethnographic researcher writing an article for a popular organizational behavior research journal. Your purpose is to identify key problems related to business ethics in a Not-for-Profit and For- Profit organization. In this potential article please complete the following activities:

  1. Outline the company profile of the not for profit company you chose to analyze (consult the week #2 journal for the information you should include).  Explain the ethical dilemma that it faced or is currently facing.  Analyze the way that it responded to this ethical dilemma and outline the legal, social, or political outcomes that emerged after the actions were taken..
  2. Outline the company profile of the for profit company you chose to analyze (consult the week #2 journal for the information you should include).  Explain the ethical dilemma that it faced or is currently facing.  Analyze the way that it responded to this ethical dilemma and outline the legal, social, or political outcomes that emerged after the actions were taken.
  3. In part three of your paper, please provide your personal reflections on the ethical actions that were taken in relation to the problem.  Evaluate those actions from your own ethical standpoint.  Use these questions to inspire your analysis: Did the company respond in a morally responsible way?  Did the company respond in a morally irresponsible way?  Did the company create the ethical dilemma or was the dilemma the outcome of an unforeseen force?  Could the company have done more?  Who was responsible for the problem and how could it have been prevented?
    • Remember that when you analyze something you should present logical reasoning and factual evidence to support your position.  Do not merely answer these questions using simplistic yes and no answers.  Instead, you should always support your position with logical argumentation and evidence that explains why you believe what you believe.
  4. In part 4 of your paper please create a critique of the actions of these companies based on two of the philosophical theories that you studied earlier in the course (deontology, utilitarianism, egoism, virtue ethics, moral relativism).  Determine which moral theory the company appears to be abiding by in relation to this issue.  Explain the attributes of the decision that make you believe that this is the ethical perspective of the company.  If you agree with the ethical theory of the company, explain why this is the best ethical position on the issue.  If you do not, explain which ethical position would be better to utilize in this situation and why you believe that this position is better. Here are some sample questions to guide your thinking:
    • Which ethical theory did the company use in making its decision?  Was it the best?  Why or why not?
    • Which ethical theory should the company have used?  Why?
    • What is the ideal relationship between bad or suffering and profit?
    • What does it mean to run an ethical business?
    • What is the best way for a company to maintain its competitive edge and contribute to overall good or happiness in relation to its workers and customers?

 

Logistics and Length Requirements

 

Your paper needs to be 10 double-spaced pages, not counting the cover page and the reference list.  You papers should abide by APA requirements. You must use at least ten scholarly sources, six of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar. Here is a breakdown of the page length requirements you should abide by as you complete this project.

Part 1: 3 pages
Part 2: 3 pages
Part 3: 2 pages (one for each company)
Part 4: 2 pages (one for each company)

 

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

 

  • Must be at least ten double-spaced pages in length (not including title page and reference list), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least ten scholarly resources, including a minimum of six from the Ashford Online Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

 

 

 

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