Ethics

Ethics Simulation Paper
Intro
The purpose Ethics Game simulation was to aid in recognizing ethical dilemmas.   The game also attempted to teach a way to make ethical decisions effectively by presenting issues or ethical dilemmas that may happen in the business world.   The program closed by presenting a scenario that tests communication skills.
Ethics Simulation Experience
The ethics game forced me to make real world ethical decisions as an operations analyst of a hypothetical company. The focus was on making an ethical decision about a product that had contamination that met FDA standards but was below the internal standards of the company.   Identifying the problem was easy enough but the problem was determining what actions to take.   The simulation forced me to examine my core values.   Does a religious affiliation make a difference in the nature of the ethical issues it confronts? (Heller, 2003)   My Christian or religious beliefs made me want to choose automatically to recall all the products and prevent harm to any consumers.   I learned through the simulation that this should not be a first option because the decision does not enable the consumer to make an informed decision.   Some decisions are difficult because they trigger us emotionally. They involve conflicts of interest, yielding to undesirable realities, or possibly pain and suffering for the deciders or for others. (Brenner, 2007)   The other thing that was on my mind was how my supervisors would react to my decision. Initially, because it was a simulation I did not think about this aspect.   After thinking of my family‚Äôs well being and job security I must say that my initial decision would not have been made that abruptly because of the external factors.   We worry about accusations of vendetta, revenge, favoritism or corruption, even as struggle to find an ethical path. (Brenner) The simulation presented opportunities to communicate with team members and demonstrates how ethical decisions other...