M4A1: Paper: Managing Social Responsibilities and Ethical Issues in a Diverse Workforce
During the first three modules, your assignments have all been individual sections of your SWOT analysis. Here in Module 4 we are going to take a break from the SWOT papers and will instead write a paper discussing the issues managers face while dealing with and managing social responsibilities and ethical issues in a diverse workforce. In this activity, you will complete a paper that focuses on diversity within the workforce and how social responsibility and ethical issues impact or could impact your organization. You will be required to follow APA style when composing your submission.
The purpose of this paper is to explore current ethical and social responsibility issues in the workplace that are relevant to your organization or career. Your task is to describe an ethical issue that is relevant to your work situation (past or current). The paper should focus on individual issues that you may face as an employee or manager.
In addition to completing this paper, now is a great time to go back over anything you need to fix, adjust, or add to the previous assignments that will become your final SWOT analysis. Now is also a great time to “look ahead” a bit to what is coming and still needed for your final SWOT submission in Module 8.
Your task is to describe an ethical issue and how it is impacting the organization. In addition, your essay needs to provide details of the dilemma along with a detailed recommendation on how the organization should proceed.
The nature of ethical decision-making is recognition, analysis and resolution. Most of the time we don’t make a decision because it’s ethical, but rather based on business; ethical decisions happen “after the fact.” After completing this activity, you will be better prepared to make those tough ethical decisions at work.
Please refer to the APA Writing Guide provided in this week’s reading/viewing area for any questions you have on this paper. In addition to the APA Writing Guide, please structure your essay papers using the following format:
Section One- Thesis: Your thesis, or topic sentence, tells the reader what your essay will discuss. In just one or two sentences, discuss what information your paper will cover; this will help you to narrow your focus and keep you from writing on too broad a topic.
Section Two: Provide a detailed description of the issue, with an emphasis on explaining the ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities inherent in the situation. Remember this issue needs to come from the organization that you are performing the SWOT analysis on, and should include information about who is impacted by this issue and why.
Section Three: Give a detailed analysis of the issue and provide YOUR recommendations on what course of action is needed and why. Given the current condition of your work environment, analyze the underlying causes of the issue and provide recommendations for both the employees dealing with the issue as well as what the organization or managers need to do in order to manage and resolve the issue.
Section Four: Provide a conclusion that summarizes your essay and emphasizes your main ideas. In academic writing, a conclusion serves to remind the reader about what your paper is about and allows you to make a final and lasting point without introducing new information.
Please include a title page and reference page with your essay and list the four sections as shown. This essay paper should be 5 to 7 pages long; this does not include your title or reference pages. All citations should be in APA format and need to be included on your reference page.
This assignment is due during Module 4.