STRUCTURES, CONTROLS, AND/OR POLICIES TO ADDRESS THE ETHICAL DILEMMA
Your Assignment series for this course includes three separate papers: Paper 1: The Ethical Dilemma; Paper 2: Structures, Controls, and/or Policies to Address Ethical Dilemma; and Paper 3: Implementing Ethical Decisions to Address the Ethical Dilemma. In your three papers (that should be regarded as a series), you are asked to serve (role play) as the person who is in leadership or in a consultant role for an actual public or nonprofit organization.
It is strongly suggested that your selected organization (or perhaps a division or branch of that organization) employ between five and 300 employees. Your focus throughout will be on (a) the decision making required for an ethical dilemma you identify, and (b) social justice implications of that decision.
This week, you submit Paper 2 in which you reintroduce your organization and the ethical dilemma you addressed in Paper 1. In Paper 2, your focus will be on the structures, controls, and/or policies that address the ethical dilemma.
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As in the first paper, use APA formatting. Use the same Course Paper template APA 7 as required in Paper 1. You may access this template in the Learning Resources for this week.
Search the internet and/or the Walden Library for six (6) peer-reviewed sources that supports the topic for this Assignment. The six peer-reviewed sources should be included in your paper. Also, sources used from Paper 1 may be used in this second paper. Peer-reviewed sources do not include newspaper articles, websites produced by the organization you are considering, open-sourced references, such as Wikipedia, etc.
A title page and Reference list are to be included in this Assignment, though these items are not included as part of the 5- to 7-page length of the paper.
Assignment: (5–7 pages, not including title and Reference pages)
In summary format, reintroduce your organization, the ethical dilemma you are addressing, and the philosophical principles and obligations you discussed in Paper 1.
For leadership to lead an ethical organization, they must be aware of—and understand how to—use both internal and external controls. Discuss both types of controls that are at the disposal of your organization’s leadership, citing the Cooper text (Chapter 6).
Identify current specific structures, controls, and/or policies essential to addressing the ethical dilemma upon which you are focused. For example, internally is there a hierarchical structure to your organization that can be employed to help with decision making? Is there a board to which leadership is accountable? Externally, are there legal structures that, at least in theory, should ensure ethical decisions are being made or due to weaknesses in the structures, are allowing unethical decisions?
Considering what may be needed in the future. For examples:
What new internal structures, controls, and/or policies and procedures are required to address the ethical dilemma? (Note: Do not attempt to identify solutions to the ethical issue; rather, address the organization’s structures which can help to address the ethical dilemma.)
How would you envision putting in place these new structures, controls, and/or policies and procedures? What would be required to implement these changes?
What needs to occur, external to the organization itself, to support the ethical decision that is needed (which you identified in Paper 1)?
Add a conclusion that summarizes the key elements of your paper.
Make sure to include a reference list that includes a minimum of six peer-reviewed sources that support your Assignment.
BY DAY 7
Submit your Paper 2 Assignment (Sunday evening) of Week 7.
Note: In Papers 1 and 2, you addressed the Steps 1 and 2 in Cooper’s prescriptive ethical decision-making model. In Paper 3, you will take up Steps 3–5.
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