I got a failing grade on the last assignment (Order #816). Please read the feedback from the instructor and follow the instructions provided. Also, please use all the sources provided. 


The commentary provided the following example of how differing moral values might manifest themselves in the context of HR:

An HR manager at the Calcutta (India) subsidiary of a multinational corporation believes that she has an inherited duty (dharma) to protect and serve the interests of the less fortunate. Consequently, she is reluctant to terminate an employee who has stolen company property to feed his family.

  1. In an essay of between 750 and 1,000 words based on the text and E-Reserve readings in this lesson, compare and contrast how an HR manager might address the issue of “an employee who has stolen company property to feed his family” in China, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.
  2. Based on your analysis, how did the readings change your personal perspective on how you would traditionally address similar issues in HR?


Feedback on Order #816


Our assignment this week asks us to determine what Joe should do applying various ethical theories and following the Five Step Ethical Decision Making model. As I explained in my Monday email to the class, the key is not necessarily what you decide Joe should do, as reasonable people may differ, rather, the key is why you chose that action (your rationale) and how you applied the Five Step process. Step one of the process has us identify the problem. You lay out the basic factual scenario, but the step also asks about the potential consequences involved and it goes on to ask a variety of questions like who are the stakeholders involved, is additional investigation needed, is inaction an option and so on. You don’t seem to respond to do those questions. So while a bit brief, you still give us enough to move on to step two. Step two asks you to identify possible solutions. You suggest three. One, stay with the patient and ignore the threatened coworker. Second, leave the patient alone and go help the coworker. Or three, find someone else to supervise the patient while Joe goes to help the coworker. (although we are told in the facts that Joe is the only person on duty). Other recommendations have been suggested by others in the class, but we will move on with your three. Next is step three. This is the key step of the whole process, as we assess each of the options. That step three analysis asks that we specifically assess the consequences of each option, examine the relevant duties involved and the virtues at play (a character based analysis). Finally, it also asks us to consider related moral values. You briefly discuss the consequences but I don’t see any discussion of the other factors. The fourth step is your recommendation, which is to find someone else to supervise the patient and he should go help the threatened coworker. I don’t know who that other person would be, but so be it. The last step is what does Joe’s gut tell him about the decision? You don’t really tell us how Joe will feel, but you do suggest that Joe takes a moment to consider the matter. Overall, Adrian, you do a good job explaining the importance of each step, but then your execution of the steps is rather brief and often somewhat superficial. This essay would be more effective if you focused more on the execution of the actual step. Put your detailed work there and this would be more effective and score higher.


I got a failing grade on this assignment. 

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