Business and Management

Week 1 Ethical Exercise

Moralists believe that ethical behavior is that which produces the greatest good and that which conforms to moral rules and principles. Ethics is much more than a personal decision. In theory, ethics is how you react to temptation when no one is looking. The reality is that, for most, the “greatest good” invariably turns out to be what is good for the individual making the ethical decision. There is no ethical policy stronger than the leadership provided by the head of the organization.
Describe what factors help to create an ethical workplace. Should organizations have a code of ethics? Why or why not? Should good faith determine whether an act is legal or illegal? Provide an example or two.
Through writing this assignment, you will be responsible for using a minimum of 2 scholarly/peer-reviewed sources (e.g. GMC Library). Textbooks are not considered a scholarly/peer-reviewed source; however, they may still be included as a supplemental reference.
Your assignment is to be a minimum of 500 words. Going over the minimum page length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for a 10+ page essay.
Be as thorough as possible when writing your assignment, and remember, this is an academic assignment, so no “text-talk,” no conversational tone, and ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS… don’t plagiarize!! Lastly, spell-check and proofread your work! Failure to follow these steps will negatively impact your grade.
For this course, you will submit the graded activity using Turnitin. An Originality Report will become available within a few minutes after your first submission. Inside the Originality Report will be a Similarity Index. The Similarity Index shows a percentage of the material in your paper which matches other sources found by Turnitin. You will be expected to have a Similarity Index of less than 20%. If your Similarity Index is greater than 20% you will need to review your Originality Report to be sure that you have paraphrased your work appropriately, and cited your sources correctly.
The Originality Report will help you to avoid plagiarism and improve the quality and content of your essay. It is strongly suggested that you keep direct quotations to a minimum, and never copy and paste text without proper citations. You have until the activity due date to resubmit your work, however, there will be a 24-hour delay before the Originality Report becomes available. It is your responsibility to submit your activity on time, with a Similarity Index of less than 20%.
General APA Formatting Guidelines:
The assignment should have an APA title page and an APA reference page. The APA title page and APA reference page DO NOT count towards the minimum word count! Your body of work needs to be a minimum of 500 words. Note that an APA abstract page is NOT required!
Font Type: Times New Roman
Font Size: 12 point
Margins: 1 inch on all sides
Spacing: Double-spacing
Justification: Left
Paragraph Indentation: Use the Tab key to indent all paragraphs one half-inch from the left margin


Approximately 250 words