How Would You Resolve an Ethical Problem at Work? Essay

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Describe an ethical problem you have encountered or might encounter in your workplace. How would you approach the problem and reach a decision to solve it? Business ethics defines how a company integrates core values - such as honesty, trust, respect, and fairness - into its policies, practices, and decision-making. Business ethics is, in part, the attempt to think clearly and deeply about ethical issues in business and to arrive at conclusions that are supported by the strongest possible arguments. Ethical principles are the rules of conduct that derive from ethical values. For example, honesty is a value that governs behavior in the form of principles such as: tell the truth, don’t deceive, and don’t cheat.

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The project was to build up an application on the server for a computer hardware company for creating invoices and recording all daily sales and purchase transactions.

After a close study of the project, I found that one of my members in the quality assurance department is presenting false test reports showed that everything is being tested in order to look better in the eyes of his superiors. Now this was a serious issue as I was responsible for the project done precisely and on time. I could not overlook my team member’s behavior, but was it right for me to report his actions to the director? False reports could cause serious issues and complications. The project was going to be active in two week’s time frame and the testing was not yet done, and if there were any mistakes it would cost a high amount to the company and would also affect its reputation. I then met with the head of testing department to discuss his behavior. He said that his actions were like everyone else's, but I did not find his argument compelling.

There were two options: I could send an honest report exposing the member’s fraudulent reporting, or I could falsify report myself, thus protecting his career. Neither option was acceptable. To buy more time, I convinced the company manager to give me an additional week before submitting my project. I ordered the quality assurance team to work overtime on the

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