Workplace Ethics

  • Workplace Ethics
    This assignment will give you the opportunity to choose an article and then write about the ethical implications and the impact of the events that are described. Read and reflect on one of the following articles.

    • Google Code of Ethics on Military Contracts Could Hinder Pentagon Contracts.
    • Can Ad Copy Be False but not Misleading? If so, Is That OK?
    • Menu Science: The Subtle Ways Restaurants Get You to Spend More.
    • Write a paper in which you:
    • Analyze the following questions associated with your chosen article, and discuss them using concepts you learned in this course. 
      • What ideals, effects, and consequences are at stake?
      • Have any moral rights been violated?
      • What would a Utilitarian recommend?
      • What would a Kantian recommend?
    • Explain your rationale for each of your answers for your chosen article, with supporting evidence.
    • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
      The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
    • Evaluate the ethical implications and impact of the events of selected business situations using predominant ethical theories and concepts.
  • Rough Draft Generator for Workplace Ethics Assignment (Optional)
    Important Note: For grading on the assignment, you must submit your final draft in this week’s assignment area in Blackboard using the “Workplace Ethics” link. The Rough Draft Generator linked here is optional.

    Need help getting started with your assignment for this week?
    Click on the “Rough Draft Generator for Workplace Ethics” link to be taken to Ecree where you can create a rough draft of your assignment. Just click on the link, and start writing! Using the Ecree tool is completely optional but is provided to you as an additional help resource if you need it. 
    Before you click on the link, it is suggested that you copy the assignment specifics from the Workplace Ethics area as these will not appear when you link over into the Ecree tool.
    How Ecree Works

    • Use Firefox and Chrome as Ecree works best with these browsers.
    • Ecree will give you feedback as you write. You’ll see some information on the right-hand side of the screen—try to read it and watch the help videos as you go.
    • Your work will be saved automatically.
    • Once you have completed your rough draft, you will click the “Download” button at the bottom as this will allow you to download a Microsoft Word document of your work to prepare for your final submission in Blackboard.
    • Creating a rough draft with Ecree is optional, so your instructor will not be reviewing or providing feedback through Ecree.
    • Ecree is provided as a support for your assignments due in Weeks 2, 6, and 8. If you need help with using or navigating Ecree, watch the video linked below to see a general overview of Ecree.
    • Help with Ecree in BUS309 [Video]