Business Discussion

Please follow all directions and ensure it is complete by 5 PM PST. Use attached article and cite appropriately.

 

As managers, we are regularly faced with complex situations that have ethical dimensions. Whether the ethical dimension is acknowledged or not, it exists as an inherent part of the decision-making process. The ethical dimensions of employment issues are often overlooked in day-to-day management activities.

 

One of the primary duties of a manager is to oversee and manage an employee’s work. More than likely, we have all worked for micro-managers who keep their thumbs on employees. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are managers who do not want to talk at all with employees about what they are doing. These managers are often troubled by the oversight function of their job. Regardless of management style, oversight of the work must occur. The nature of the work has an effect on the best way to oversee it. Whatever approach to oversight they take, all managers are responsible for assigning, coordinating, and reviewing the work of those who report to them. Part of this process requires that managers ask employees questions. The expectation by managers is that employees will tell the truth; however, not all employees will tell the truth at all times. Because of this situation, we must find ways to discover the truth of what an employee is doing in order to enhance our ability to oversee work.

 

Privacy can be a touchy subject for employees. The right to privacy is something that we hold dear. Does the situation dictate the level of privacy we are given? Many would say yes. There are different categories of privacy: information, thoughts, physical, drug testing, employee monitoring, and email/Internet monitoring. Each of these categories has distinct ethical dimensions that can make the job of a manager more difficult.

 

Finally, managers control the hiring process, promotions, and terminations. As we all know, these are highly complex decisions that affect overall company performance. There are systems in place to help many managers make decisions; however, these systems often don’t address the ethical dimensions of the decisions. In our reading material in this module, we explored the ethical implications of management choices and the moral concerns associated with our decisions.

 

For your discussion:

 

Locate an article from the EC Library that addresses ethical issue(s) associated with employment (such as hiring, privacy, promotions, or terminations).

Analyze the management situation using all of the three major approaches to ethics (utilitarian, rights and duties, and fairness and justice).

Identify the underlying moral/ethical dilemma in the situation.

Describe how managers can address the inherent ethical dimensions of this situation.

English Discussion

Please respond to the 2 posts below in 250 words or more each. Must be complete by 5 PM PVT and no plagarism.

 

POST 1

 

In this discussion, which focuses on the differences between Anita Blake and Van Helsing, please be specific in your responses, and quote from the text to support them. If you use sources outside of the text, please cite them according to the APA style guide.

 

Please answer the question:

 

Compare and contrast the depictions of Van Helsing and Anita Blake. In what ways are they similar, and in what ways are they different? How do their world, setting, and social situation alter what they do?

 

Evaluation Criteria

 

Your initial post should be at least 250 words and must substantively integrate the assigned readings from the module with proper APA style formatting.

 

POST 2

 

In this discussion, which focuses on the idea of vampires and other supernatural creatures being public knowledge, please be specific in your responses, and quote from the text to support them. If you use sources outside of the text, please cite them according to the APA style guide.

 

Please answer the question:

 

In Hamilton’s GUILTY PLEASURES, we see a world where vampires and other supernatural creatures are public knowledge. In what ways does this change the depiction of vampires and our perception of them? In these circumstances, are vampires still monsters, heroes, or some mixture of both?

Evaluation Criteria

 

Your initial post should be at least 250 words and must substantively integrate the assigned readings from the module with proper APA style formatting.

Homeland Security

“Barriers to Analysis” is a very important subject area that should be critically explored. Review Chapter 5 and provide a self-assessment of yourself, describing the challenges that may affect your analysis.

In high school, you were probably taught to outline and then write an introduction, body, and conclusion. There are similar concepts in law school and in analysis. No matter what structure you use, make sure you are consistent.

For more advice on writing, please visit Chapter 11 of your book titled “Writing and Briefing for the Intelligence Community.”

Below, I have developed an example using the introduction, body, and conclusion structure. You may use what I have provided as a model or create your own.

Your product (a.k.a. writing) must be at least one and a half pages long.

Introduction:

In order to examine potential flaws and bias in the development of my analytical conclusions, I critically reviewed Chapter 5: Barriers to Intelligence, of the bookIntroduction to Intelligence Studiesby Carl Jensen, etal. According to the book, there are numerous common barriers to effective analytical thinking and writing, including (pick a few of these — bounded rationality, decision making satisfying, heuristics, expected perceptions, biased mindsets, mirror imaging, fundamental attribution error, recency effect, availability bias, vividness criterion, representative bias, cause and effect misinterpretation, fallacy of big results/big cause, fallacy of centralized direction, failure to recognize questionable assumptions, group-think, self-censorship, apparent unanimity, politicization, and stovepipes). During this review, I found X1, X2, and X3 are most likely to negatively impact my analytical development.

Paragraph 1: 

X1 is DESCRIBE X1. The reason this could be a personal flaw when I write an intelligence product is because DESCRIBE HOW THIS MAY RELATE TO YOUR ANALYSIS. One (OR SOME) of the things I can do to prevent this is DESCRIBE HOW YOU CAN MITIGATE OR PREVENT THIS.

Paragraph 2: 

X 2 is DESCRIBE X2. The reason this could be a personal flaw when I write an intelligence product is because DESCRIBE HOW THIS MAY RELATE TO YOUR ANALYSIS. One (OR SOME) of the things I can do to prevent this is DESCRIBE HOW YOU CAN MITIGATE OR PREVENT THIS.

Paragraph 3:

X3 is DESCRIBE X3. The reason this could be a personal flaw when I write an intelligence product is because DESCRIBE HOW THIS MAY RELATE TO YOUR ANALYSIS. One (OR SOME) of the things I can do to prevent this is DESCRIBE HOW YOU CAN MITIGATE OR PREVENT THIS.

Conclusion Paragraph: 

Identifying barriers is an important responsibility of every intelligence professional to ensure effective, unbiased, and error-free analytical conclusions. Behavior changes often and a review of potential flaws and barriers by intelligence professionals should be conducted regularly for self-awareness. Upon self reflection of the common barriers listed in the book, I determined that I must be most cognizant of X1, X2, and X3. Realizing these barriers could have the most impact on my analytical conclusions, I created effective techniques for overcoming them.

Text Book Required:

  • Jensen III, Carl J., McElreath, David H., and Graves, Melissa, Introduction to Intelligence Studies, 1st Edition, CRC Press.