Part 1: What Would You Do?

Assume that you were asked to do something or take some course of action within your company that you felt did not align with your professional code of ethics for your field. Assume further that you explained this to your boss, and your boss did not agree with your interpretation of the code. Describe how you would handle this scenario using the five-step decision making

process provided in the textbook. Ensure to include your company type and your position in the company. Your response to Part 1 should be at least one page.

TABLE 1-5 Summary of four common approaches to ethical decision making Source Line:

Virtue ethics approach The ethical choice best reflects moral virtues in yourself and your community.

Utilitarian approach The ethical choice produces the greatest excess of benefits over harm.

Fairness approach The ethical choice treats everyone the same and shows no favoritism or discrimination. Common good approach The ethical choice advances the common good.

Part 2: Code Analysis

Use the Internet to search for an example of a professional code of ethics for a professional field

outside of information technology. Compare and contrast this code with a code for information technology. Identify the

strengths and weaknesses of the code designed for a field other than information technology. Be sure to reference the

specific ethical approaches (see page 22 in the textbook) that inform your answer. Your response to Part 2 should be at least one page.

TABLE 1-5 Summary of four common approaches to ethical decision making Source Line:

Virtue ethics approach The ethical choice best reflects moral virtues in yourself and your community.

Utilitarian approach The ethical choice produces the greatest excess of benefits over harm.

Fairness approach The ethical choice treats everyone the same and shows no favoritism or discrimination. Common good approach The ethical choice advances the common good.

Use Times New Roman, 12-point font and double-spacing to format your assignment. A title page is not required; however,

please be sure to include a reference page.

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