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Activity 5

Section 5: Individual rights and the business organization From an ethical perspective, this section provides the corporate requirements that outline how an organization treats the individual employee. Among the issues investigated are: employee privacy; pre-employment tests and screening; corporate obligations to workplace environment; and job security. Required Reading:
Jennings, M. (2012). Unit 6C and E Brooks, R. (2010, October). Assignment 5 Paper- The development of a code-of-ethics: IT challenges Critique the ethical Use of Information Technology: Ethical challenges relate to environs like fraud, right to privacy for consumers, social responsibility, and trade restrictions. For Information Technology (IT) specifically, these ethical concerns can translate into considerations on how technology is used to violate peoples privacy, how automation leads to job reductions, or how management information and its corresponding systems are used and abused for personal gain. Using the Brooks (2010, October), The Development of a Code of Ethics: An Online Classroom Approach to Making Connections Between Ethical Foundations and the Challenges Presented by Information Technology article, provide your academic opinion on the topics of societal ethical changes caused by information technology, the ethical usage of information technology, and the development of a code of ethics associative with these ethical issues. Your answers should not simply be your opinion. Provide at least two academic, peer-reviewed, citations and references that you can cite as academic research resources that validate your answer. Initiate your paper with a problem statement; The problem to be investigated is _____________. Length: 5-7 pages (app. 350 words per page) Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy. Submit your document in the Course Work area below the Activity screen. Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assignment Outcomes
Compare and contrast the approaches of the parties who influence business decision making as it relates to ethics and of those who are influenced by their decisions. Analyze the conflicting objectives of business leaders who influence business decisions. Evaluate the actions that a company may take to meet ethical considerations relative to social performance, financial performance, and reputation. Assess the extent to which social, ethical and public issues must be considered in internal and external stakeholder relationships. Evaluate ethics in an academic setting, especially in regard to academic integrity and the code of conduct.