ETHICS JOURNAL – W1
The Rae & Wong text presents a number of readings that provoke thoughtful reflection regarding our business practices as Christians. The authors of the text attempt to carry the conversation further by providing reflective questions at the end of most readings. These questions probe the reader’s reactions to the articles and the positions taken by the articles’ authors. Questions such as these can help hone in our thoughts regarding these issues and clarify our ethical positions accordingly. Thus, you must take time to address these questions in journal format.
After reading chapter one from the Rae & Wong text (uploaded), you will answer the accompanying questions that correspond to the reading. You must work on this journal to allow for genuine reflection on the material presented. You will use the template provided to answer the questions. You must ensure that each question is answered in complete, well-written sentences. The journal must be written in first person and demonstrate thoughtful reflection. You must reference chapter one of Hess and Cameron as appropriate.
The following standards must be exceeded:
• Well-developed journal; fully answers all of the questions presented.
• Journal is well-written, thoughtful, reflective, and fully answers each question presented.
• Journal is free or nearly free from mechanical errors such as grammar and/or spelling.
The journal must answer the following from:
Rae & Wong: Ch. 1 (uploaded)
1. How does Gill suggest you recognize an ethical dilemma? What do you think of his six tests for an ethical dilemma?
2. Do you agree that simple compliance with the law is “not equivalent to ethical rightness,” or do you believe that “if it’s legal, it’s moral”? Explain your answer.
3. Do you agree with John Maxwell that the only ethical guideline you need for business ethics is the Golden Rule? How does Gill react to Maxwell’s view of business ethics?
1. Do you agree with Schmeltekopf that business schools are not preparing students well for the ethical challenges they will face in the workplace? Why or why not?
2. What does Schmeltekopf think is the meaning and purpose of business, according to Judeo-Christian tradition? According to Aristotle?
3. What does Schmeltekopf mean by the idea of the virtuous business?