Case Study Of April's Ethical Dilemma

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April’s ethical dilemma
With regard to this week’s case study, April has two ethical dilemmas. The first ethical dilemma that April had to face, was a conflict of loyalty. This conflict occurred when April received many accolades for the successful presentation. At that time, she should have identified Jordan’s contribution to the project so they could at least share in the glory. The other ethical dilemma had to do with the issues of honesty and integrity. April was torn by this dilemma because of personal obligations that she had allowed to interfere with business. April’s son had medical problems and family is very important. However instead of April notifying her employer about her family situation, she put that load on her coworker, Jordan.
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This agency looks to contracts to keep a competitive edge in today’s business climate. This agency was competing to get awarded a contract from city of Rhode Island. The owners undoubtedly stressed the importance of this presentation to be a success. The owners assigned and relied upon April and Jordan to close the deal. Without having all of the information, this business seems to be a partnership with a small number of employees. According to this week’s reading, a partnership is defined as a business owned by two or more people. As an employee, April has a responsibility to do what is right, even when no one was looking. Although it is really hard to decipher what is morally right when different people come into an organization with different morals and values. There commonly some type of workplace ethics that guide employees. There was obviously an expectation from all employees to be graciously honest and forthcoming.
Moreover, social responsibility is defined as the idea that businesses should balance profit-making activities with activities that benefit society; it involves developing businesses with a positive relationship to the society in which they operate. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), emphasizes that the relationship to the society and the environment in which businesses operate

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