Welcome to the second discussion. In this course you will be introduced to a topic in the discussion. The first week of the module you will write about your initial thoughts after reviewing the resources. The initial post should be at least 300 words.

During the following week you will reply to at least two of your classmates. The replies should be at least 100 words. See the discussion rubric for more details on grading.

Discussions should always be completed prior to “class.” If you are in an online class or an on ground course this is prior to the lesson portion of the week. Are you ready to begin?

1. Consider the following:
In the workplace, acting ethically isn’t just an abstraction. Especially for managers, making the right choices in ethics-laden situations, big and small, is an almost everyday occurrence. Ethics is commonly thought of as the rules or principles that define right and wrong conduct. In this chapter, however, you are going to read many examples in which the task isn’t as simple as just choosing the “correct” answer. Rather, the decision may involve the many shades of gray in between “right” and “wrong”. The organization can do much to foster ethical behavior. But in the final analysis it is the individual manager who must make the decisions, and quite often individuals make poor choices on ethical issues. It’s important that you develop your own ethical guideposts and decision making processes to apply for yourself.

Alessandra, Tony. The New Art of Managing People: Person-to-Person Skills, Guidelines, and Techniques Every Manager Needs to Guide, Direct, and Motivate the Team (pp. 65, 76). Free Press. Kindle Edition.

2. Initial Post (300 words)
What guideposts can you use, especially in those “gray” areas, where right and wrong are not easily defined? What processes can you follow to enhance your ethical thinking and decisions? In addition to considering the guideposts and processes contained in the text. please include a few others that you develop on your own.




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