PHI 150: Business Ethics Badges
The Employment Badge
Address the case linked on Bb with regard to the concepts of at will employment discussed in the readings.
The Environment Badge
Access the Do Something causes. Pick one to complete and report on your results.
The Manager Badge
Answer the following question in light of the readings on managing. These include the Ricardo Semler article "Managing Without Managers" and the readings on Moral Muteness.
Is it possible to "manage without managers" and overcome moral muteness as well? How could this be done? Devise a guide for managers which addresses these issues. Be specific in your recommendations.
The Property and Profit Badge
Answer the following questions in light of the assigned reading and the linked article below.
How can companies continue to innovate and remain profitable?
Should there be a cap on how much profit any individual company can earn?
Should there be caps on CEO salaries?
Please address these questions in as much detail as you can.
The Relativism Badge
Pick a cultural practice which is different from what we do in this country which has ethical implications (e.g. female circumcision, honor killings) and address this issue from the perspective of a relativist. In your response be sure to address the problems this response entails (such problems as are outlined in the lesson on relativism). Be sure you can show how your reponse illustrates those problems.
The Stakeholder Badge
Access the case and write a response to it with reference to the reading material on stakeholder theory. Be as detailed in your response as you can.
The Social Contract Badge
Read the contract on Bb. Would you sign it? Why or why not? Please answer in detail with reference to the readings on the Social Contract and the material on Rawls and Nozick.
The Social Responsibility Badge
complete the action tip linked from Do Something.org.
The Truth Telling Badge
Address the case on resume inflation in light of the readings on truth telling and business bluffing.
The Wealth Badge
Answer the following questions in light of the readings on property, profit, and wealth.
Should there be a limit on how much any one individual can earn in a given year?
Should there be a limit on how much wealth one individual can accumulate?
Please don't simply answer these questions with a yes/no answer. Explain your answer in light of the appropriate reading and provide as much detail as you can. You are free (and encouraged) to find examples and research elsewhere to validate your response. Please cite all your sources.
The Dare to Disagree Badge
Watch the video and write a response in light of the points she makes. What conventional wisdom could you dare to disagree with? What commonly held viewpoint in business, economics, or politics could you dare to disagree with?
The Economic Literacy Badge
take the economic literacy test and report on your results.
The Ethical Perspective Badge
Pick an ethical issue you feel strongly about and imagine that the belief you are currently holding about this issue is wrong. Then develop a scenario to explain how that could be true. This helps you to see the limitations of your own beliefs.
The Interview Badge
Answer the interview questions on Bb. More and more companies are using the interview to assess a potential candidate's critical thinking and creativity skills. These are skills that are not possible to discern by directly asking a candidate about them. (You can't ask someone if they are creative, they'll just answer "Yes." The same goes for critical thinking skills. "Do you have them?" "Yes.")
So, here's your chance to prepare for some more innovative interview questions. Don't be surprised if you run into them when you begin your job search!
The Justification Badge
Think about a moral belief that you hold. Write it down and then provide a thorough justification for your belief. You should also provide reasons for your justifications as well. Make this process as thorough and deep as possible. Your justification should demonstrate an awareness of the relevant ethical theories we've discussed in the course.
The Personal Branding Badge
Develop your online presence by (at a minimum) establishing yourself on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Create profiles (with pictures) and add content to them. Send me the links to these or better yet link to my profiles!
The Petition Badge
Start or sign a petition at Change.org. If you start a petition, email me the link for it. if you sign one email a screen shot of your signing.
The Political Perspective Badge
Complete the political perspective survey linked on Bb and report on your results.
The World is Flat Badge
Access the World is Flat video and watch it. Write a response addressing the issues he raises in the video.