Part 1 Assignment
In this week’s video presentation, Dan Rather talks about the ethical issues facing today’s news media. Determine the main points discussed in the video and use them to prepare a brief introductory leadership letter outlining the proposed plan for a new Code of Ethics within a news media organization. You may also use any other related resources that assist you in writing your letter. Some questions your leadership letter may address include, but are not limited to, the following:
Why does your company need a Code of Ethics? How can this Code of Ethics address the current challenges employees face within the organization? If implemented, what example may this document set for others in the news media industry?
Length: 1-2 pages, not including title and reference pages. Include a minimum of two resources.
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
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1.0 Analyze the corporate environment, culture, and challenges for managing in a global environment. 2.0 Examine current management practices as they relate to ethics, corporate responsibility, and human resource management.
Articles Reference Instruction May, D., Li, C., Mencl, J., & Huang, C. (2014). The ethics of meaningful work: Types and magnitude of job-related harm and the ethical decision-making process. http://proxy1.ncu.edu/login? url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=bth&AN=96210799&site=ehost-live Read Article Mazutis, D., & Slawinski, N. (2015). Reconnecting business and society: Perceptions of authenticity in corporate social responsibility. http://search.proquest.com.proxy1.ncu.edu/docview/1714192143? accountid=28180 Read Article Soltani, E., Syed, J., Liao, Y., & Iqbal, A. (2015). Managerial mindsets toward corporate social responsibility: The case of auto industry in Iran. http://proxy1.ncu.edu/login? url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=ofs&AN=103547653&site=eds-live Read Article
Document/Other Reference Instruction rosaryfilms. (2008, October 31). Dan Rather criticizes news media ethics [Video file]. Watch Video
Part 2 Assignment
Imagine you are the branch manager of a local bank in your community. Your assistant manager, Tom, has worked at the bank for over five years and has been a valuable employee. Recently, there have been several complaints from female coworkers regarding Tom’s constant jokes about women. When confronted about the issue in the past, Tom claimed the comments were all in fun and no harm was intended. However, the women in the department find many of his jokes tasteless and feel they have no place in the workplace. Although you personally feel Tom is just being himself, you must now take a more serious approach to address this issue. Before you speak with Tom about the most recent complaints against him, you would like some guidance from your Human Resources department (HR).
For this assignment, interview someone you know from the HR department within your current or former organization about the ethical dilemma in the above scenario. Explain to your peer that you are working on an assignment for your MBA program and would appreciate his or her insight regarding the most appropriate actions a manager should take based on the company’s Ethics and Business Code of Conduct policies. Since some of the female employees have expressed feelings of being uncomfortable around Tom because of his sexist comments, you are also interested in learning about any potential legal implications relative to sexual harassment and fair treatment for all employees. After your interview, ask yourself the following questions:
What did you learn from your interview? What recommendations did your interviewee make regarding this situation? How will you apply the information you received regarding potential legal implications? Do you feel you are now prepared to address Tom’s behavior? Why or why not?
Submit the interview questions you formulated along with a summary of your findings. Also include a reflection of the interview process and whether or not you feel it was effective.
Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.
Length: 3-4 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic
Hoping someone can do it within 3 or 3 an a half days.