Ethical Decision Making Essay

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Beverly J. Jackson Colorado Technical University INTD670-1202A-07: PH 3 DB Instructor: Katie Thiry April 23, 2012 Pro or Pre Stance At my first meeting with the Ethics Review Committee, it came to my attention that we have an ECG partner displaying incompetency of fulfilling the company’s contractual obligations in the allotted time, for a business strategy engagement. Not only is time running out, but similar data from a three year old study from his ex-employer was used instead of encouragement from the partner to the firm to collect current critical data through market research and analyses. Now we are faced with the possibility of our long-standing client being influenced to make an investment based on recommendation and misrepresentation of data content, because it overstates current market opportunity. All of this combined creates real ethical and legal issues related to this matter for our organization. A friend of mine once stated, “The problem with what people think is, they don’t.” When I first ran across the idea of ‘generative thinking’, I recalled his statement. Some people understand and present facts, but they have no idea on how to generate or develop ideas in general. To think proactively and reactively allows a person to see things in a different light. Proactive thinking is along the lines of foresight, while reactive thinking is hindsight. Success is the result of thinking in a proactive manner initially and a reactive manner secondarily. Proactivity allows a person to be prepared for the future, while reactivity is in response to something that has already taken place. Proactive thinkers are one step ahead of the game and have control; reactive thinkers are one chaotic step behind and are controlled (Holmes, S., 2012). As with everything, there are pros and cons of each type of thinker. Proactive thinkers have a tendency to get ahead

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