MGT 216 Week 3 Individual Assignment Ethics Game Simulation
MGT 216 Week 3 Individual Assignment Ethics Game Simulation
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Ethics Game Simulation 1 Ethics Game Simulation Re ective Journal The Ethics Game Simulation which re ected a situation faced by GBiosport showcased two cases The Case of Fair Warning and the Case of Stringent Standard The stakeholders involved in the simulation included the shareholders international customers of the GBiosport and the administrative staff members of the GBiosport which include the Chief Executive Officer CEO director of operations quality control manager and director of public relations The two cases re ected in the simulation will be highlighted in this re ective journal The Case of Fair Warning In the simulation the discovery of the tainting or contamination of the GBiosport products with hazardous Fibranafren was late The products were already out and disposed to the market upon the discovery The administrative staff of the company shared their opinions on the issues In light of ethical conduct the customers always have the right to know not only to quality products that meet stated purpose but also have the right to know the safety aspects on using the product That right would have been the very reason of requiring every company to give due warnings indicated in the product labels or package before marketing the product With the situation in the simulation the hazard was identified after the product was already out In such situation the quality control manager is supposed to act responsibly by disseminating the potential risks and hazards discovered on the product to the stakeholders The main players directly involved in the company should be actively involved in giving warning to the public not only for the protection of the company but most importantly for the protection of the rights of the customers and public The customers and the public who are on the verge of great potential risk have the right to receive the warning on the potential danger from Ethics Game Simulation 2 the product The company would be required to use all initiative to rapidly spread the information to the public using all efficient avenues such as the media press and the internet The marketing of the tainted would need to be pulled out at once Since come customers have already purchased the product they may be offered full refund or exchange with safer product The company would need to deal with all the stakeholders The decision suggested are based on following deontological ethics which is also known as dutybased ethics Companies involved in production of consumer goods are bound to the duty obligation and responsibilities to provide the customers with safe and quality products In case of identified risks or harm the companies have the duty to inform the customers and the on accomplishment of moral obligation of the organization not to deceive the customers and not to conceal the information on the risks identified University of Florida nd Concealing the truth about the discovered risk on the product would be in violation of deontological ethics The Case of Stringent Standards In the simulation the quality control manager would be required to adhere with compliance to the US quality and safety standards before the products are sold The administrative staff members would need to determine the value of the stakeholders since the issue can potentially cause harm not only to the customers but also to the other stakeholders While customers may be potentially harmed directly the other stakeholders particularly the company and the shareholders will share the loss once the reputation of GBiosport is tainted The possibility of lawsuits also carries high potentials of incurring huge loss to the company The company may be tempted to give priority to the profitability of the business in the current situation but the issue can incur huge loss in the long run if proper action is not taken With Ethics Game Simulation 3 compliance to the standards the welfare and safety of the public the shareholders and the organization as a whole will be protected The application of such concept demonstrates application of utilitarian ethics in the company Utilitarian Ethics places concern on the correctness of the act and is based on the common goods placing emphasis on whatever is highly pleasurable or satisfying to the people s interest Brown 2007 Relationship between Virtue Values and Moral Concepts Business will not be business if the interest does not focus on the profits and revenues The process of carrying out business however would need to follow the sheds of ethics in the conduct of organization The requirement to impose ethical conduct in organization would be employees aware and guided with morally acceptable conduct and behavior The standards on moral conduct may have individual variation per in uence of the culture and personal upbringing and in uences on concepts and ideologies The differences in individual virtues concepts and moral values could cause con ict in the organizational behavior but can be avoided with implementation of standard code of conduct that will govern members of the organization Workplace Example The situation showcased in the simulation is not something unique but a similar situation encountered by many companies The ethical issues on the Nestle infant s formula for instance have not been completely resolved The promotion of the Nestle s Good Start for instance used the propaganda that the infant formula decreases the risk of infant allergy The promotion used the alleged fraudulent published research by the company scientist INFACT Canada nd Instead of protecting the right of the customers to be informed of what is right the practice of Ethics Game Simulation 4 Nestle apparently would suggest selfish agenda looking only on the concerns on the benefits of the organization The company total sales may have not totally brought the company down but the global criticism and condemnation of the company has not ceased Ways in which External Social Pressures In uence Business Ethics The game simulation has provided the leads on the proper way GBiosport should have fulfilled its accountability to the customers and the stakeholders The decision to inform the public on the risk may incur lost to the company on that time but the conduct demonstrated the most ethical way of protecting the stakeholders which can protect the business in the long run External social pressures may be quite challenging particularly when the economic condition of the business is foreseen to be compromised from the implementation of the action The case of Nestle has demonstrated gaining good profits from unethical conduct The company may be gaining millions but since the health and welfare of the infants and parents are at stake Nestle has been forced to comply with ethical code in marketing of its products Clarkson 1984 The company may have survived many challenges but the world has focused its eyes on the activities As a multimillion dollar company the costs on lawsuits may not be painful but the loss in a way has contributed some impacts Ethics Game Simulation 5 References Brown C 2007 Utilitarianism Retrieved February 27 2010 from httpWWWtrinityeducbrownintroutilitarianismhtml Clarkson F 1984 The Taming of Nestle A Boycott Success Story Retrieved February 27 2010 from http multinationalmonitororghyper is sue s l 9 84 04 clarks onhtml INFACT Canada nd Nestle scientist false claims exposed Retrieved February 27 2010 from http WWWinfactc anadaca ChandraFeb7 2006 htm University of Florida nd Deontology and Deontological Ethics Retrieved February 27 2010 from httpWWWclasu eduuserswoodlingcmiDeontology20and20Deontological20E thicspdf
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