How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work
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On the reading “How to Speak Up About Ethical Issues at Work” and the audio “The Psychology Behind White-collar Crime”
1. Identify and briefly describe an ethical issue that you are facing now in your own life. (If you are not facing an ethical issue now, choose one you have faced within the last year.)
2. Be clear about the facts of the situation but keep your description of the dilemma brief. Most of your space must be used for your analysis.
3. Consider the concepts and ideas presented in the materials and apply them directly in your analysis.
4. In your analysis, use the tools and techniques you learn about from the reading and audio recording
for this assignment.
5. Demonstrate that you have developed your understanding of your ethical dilemma by analyzing your own behavior, including your thought process, decision making, and actions.
Identify and briefly describe an ethical issue that you are facing now in your own life. If you are not facing an ethical issue now, choose one you have faced within the last year. It can be related to your employment, a class situation, organized sports, a religious organization, etc. Be clear about the facts of the situation but keep your description of the dilemma brief. Your score is based largely on your analysis, not your story telling. Use the limited space you have to analyze your dilemma based on the material you read and listened to for this assignment. (Note: If your dilemma is unrelated to white collar crime, you do not need to reference the audio you listened to in your Paper.
Using what you learned from the reading and audio, analyze the situation. For example, consider the following:
Are you using rationalizations in dealing with the ethical issue you are facing?
How would you apply perspective-taking in your situation?
Is there someone you should talk with about the situation? If so, who is it and why did you choose this person? Have you talked with this person yet? If so, what came of the conversation?
What can you do to protect yourself once you’ve decided to speak up about a potentially unethical situation?
What is the best course of action to follow to deal with your ethical issue? What makes this the best course of action? What makes other courses of action less appealing?
What have you learned here that might change the way you would approach a similar ethical issue in the future?