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Proceed according to the following instructions. 1. Identify an ethical dilemma or ethically questionable situation from ONE of the following four YouTube videos:

Assessment item 1
Doing Ethics Technique
Value: 15%
Due date: 18-Mar-2018
Return date: 11-Apr-2018
Length: 900-1000
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
Proceed according to the following instructions.
1. Identify an ethical dilemma or ethically questionable situation from ONE of the following four YouTube videos:
Please include the link to the video in the references list of your assignment.
2. Undertake further research about the ethical issues you identified in your chosen video to assist you in analysing and discussing it in your essay.
3. You are required to analyse the ethical dilemma you have identified above using the Doing Ethics Technique (DET). The word limit should be between 900-1000 words. Note: Headings, citations, references and any appendices do not count towards your word limit, but quotations do. At the start of the assignment indicates in brackets the word count of your assignment excluding those items mentioned above.
4. Include a Reference list at the end of your work, in the correct APA referencing style, corresponding to in-text citations. You must include at least TWO (2) quality academic references from different sources. Please note that these references are in addition to those provided to you through this subject (for example, you still must reference, the DET, Tavani, the Interact subject lecture notes etc BUT these references cannot be used as one of your two quality academic references from different sources). Only include references that have been cited in the body of your assignment and ones that support what you have presented in your assignment.
NOTE: Please use the template provided in resources section of subject site.

This assessment aligns with the following subject learning outcomes:
• be able to identify ethical issues related to ICT;
• be able to assess the implications of ethical problems;
• be able to critically evaluate solutions to ethical problems;
• be able to apply ethical theories to ethical problems;
• be able to argue consistently and rationally about the moral issues raised by the adoption and use of ICT.
Marking criteria
The following marking sheet will be used to assess students’ submissions.
Please check that you have met all the criteria before you submit your assignment

Criteria Standards
High Distinction (HD) Distinction (DI) Credit (CR) Pass (PS) Fail (FL)

Analysis of the ethical dilemma using the Doing Ethics Technique (DET)
(Value 70%)
Answers all DET questions, lists all the facts, identifies all the non-ethical issues, lists all the stakeholders, identifies all the ethical issues, evaluates OTHER options can resolve them and selects the best option from these and the already given and justifies why this option is the best using supporting arguments based on the literature. Answers all DET questions, lists all the facts, identifies all the non-ethical issues, lists all the stakeholders, lists all the ethical issues and the OTHER options can resolve them and selects the best option from these and explains why this option is the best. Answers all DET questions, lists most of the facts, identifies most of the non-ethical issues, lists most of the stakeholders, lists most of the ethical issues and OTHER options can resolve them and selects the best option from these and makes an attempt to explain why this option is the best. Answers some of the DET questions, lists a few facts, identifies a few non-ethical issues, lists a few stakeholders, lists a few ethical issues and OTHER options can resolve them and selects the best option from these but without explaining why this option is the best. Answers a few DET questions but fails to list important facts, fails to identify relevant non-ethical issues, fails to list important stakeholders, fails to identify the ethical issues and evaluates the OTHER options can resolve them and does not select the best option or does not explain why the option selected is the best.

Writing & structure
(Value 20%)
Language features and structures are used to convey meaning effectively, concisely, unambiguously, and in a tone appropriate to the audience and purpose with no spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors. Well-developed skills in expression & presentation of ideas.
Fluent writing style appropriate to assessment task/document type.
Grammar & spelling accurate. Good skills in expression & clear presentation of ideas.
Mostly fluent writing style appropriate to assessment task/document type.
Grammar & spelling contains a few minor errors. The text contains frequent errors in spelling, grammar, word choice, and structure, lacks clarity, and is not concise, but the meaning is apparent to the reader with some effort. Rudimentary skills in expression & presentation of ideas.
Not all material is relevant &/or is presented in a disorganised manner.
Meaning apparent, but writing style not fluent or well organised.
Grammar & spelling contains many errors.
(Value 10%) Referencing is comprehensive, demonstrates academic integrity, and conforms exactly to APA style conventions. Very good referencing, including reference list and citations.
High quality references. Good referencing, including reference list and citations.
Good quality references. Referencing is comprehensive, mostly accurate according to APA style conventions, and demonstrates academic integrity. Some minor errors or omissions in style and formatting choices (e.g. italics, punctuation, etc) don’t impact on the transparency and traceability of the source, or demonstration of academic integrity. Sub-standard (or no) referencing.
Poor quality (or no) references.

This must be done and submitted individually and must reflect your own work that is developed from the foundation work done by the team.

2. Individual Final Report: Due on Sunday 11 March 2018
Each student is required to turn the work their team has done into a 3000 word written report.
This must be done and submitted individually and must reflect your own work that is developed from the foundation work done by the team.
The report should offer a detailed understanding of the nature of the case. A good case analysis should reflect the following:
(i) Core problems are clearly identified/implications on today’s global business environment
(ii) Detailed theoretical application to the problems
(iii) Good rationale for the choice of problems
(iv) Good rationale (logic and justification on the choice of solutions and recommendations)
(v) Feasibility/practicability of recommendations and solutions.
Please note that the Final Report will involve a comprehensive case analysis in which you will be expected to identify the key issue(s), evaluate and make recommendations. It is essential that students present an in-depth diagnosis and recommend a realistic and workable plan of action.
Format of the report
(i) Executive summary: What is the issue? How was it investigated? What did you find out? And what is the significance of the findings?
(ii) Contents
(iii) Introduction: Background info about the topic, aim/purpose of the investigation, outline how the main section (body) is structured
(iv) Analysis
(v) Recommendations
(vi) Conclusion
(vii) References
(viii) Appendix

Assignment 3 Suggested Length: 750 to 1000 words Ethical Theories to Apply: Golden Rule and Virtue Ethics

Assignment 3
Suggested Length: 750 to 1000 words
Ethical Theories to Apply: Golden Rule and Virtue Ethics
1. Task
You work in the Ethics Department for ABC Company (ABC). Your department is dedicated to advising its employees about their ethical obligations in the corporate setting. You are an internal consultant who provides advice and most importantly, recommendations for action to employees of the firm. All communications you receive in this capacity are confidential.
Luke, an employee of ABC, comes to you with the following scenario and asks for your advice. He wants to fully consider the situation. Your task is to advise and recommend a course of action based on the specified ethical lenses and facts as given. Below are the facts that Luke provides to you.
Luke has been asked to work on a project that involves developing land recently purchased by ABC to build an adult entertainment retail store. According to the plan, the land is located on the corner of the neighborhood where Owen, Luke’s brother, lives.
Luke knows that as soon as the plans for the store are made public, property values for the surrounding neighborhood will decrease significantly. ABC plans to publicly announce the project one month from today.
Luke is concerned about his obligations of confidentiality to his company. However, Luke is also very close to Owen, who recently told Luke that he received an offer to sell his house at an “okay” price given the current real estate market. Owen is considering selling but hasn’t made any final decision yet. He wonders if he might get a better offer a few years from now when the real estate market improves.
What is the ethical issue, why is this an issue, and what should Luke do about it?
For assignment 3, prepare a memo, setting out your analysis and recommendations, that considers ONLY the following two theories: Golden Rule and Virtue Ethics.
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: Complete the Activities below on Conflict, for colleagues responses, share something in which you have encountered conflict and how are you dealt with it and/or how have you experienced conflict at your workplace and /or anything that can add value to the discussion on Conflict.

need help for the following assignment.
Due Date: March 8,2018 @ 11:55 MST (Canada)
Word Limit: 800-1000 words
Assignment Detail:
NOTE: Complete the Activities below on Conflict, for colleagues responses, share something in which you have encountered conflict and how are you dealt with it and/or how have you experienced conflict at your workplace and /or anything that can add value to the discussion on Conflict.
Question 1: This activity requires you to analyze two different viewpoints on the role conflict plays in today’s organizations.
a. Read the “Point” and “Counterpoint” commentaries at the end of the chapter.(Please see attachment)
b. Do you agree or disagree with the comments made?
c. Share your thoughts with your colleagues.
Question 2.
Complete the following instruments:
What is my preferred conflict handling style? To identify your preferred conflict handling style please click on Conflict Resolution Questionnaire (
Discuss the below scenario.
Given your handling style (the outcome of the Conflict Resolution Questionnaire) and your own experience to date, suppose youre a new manager having to mediate a conflict between two of your employees:
The first is a very aggressive individual wholl stop at nothing to get what she wants.;
The second is a shy, somewhat timid individual whos been very intimidated in the past by the first employee.
You trust the judgment of the second employee implicitly while you appreciate the invaluable experience which the first brings to her position.
How will you realistically (based on your scores) work to successfully resolve this issue in a manner which produces the greatest success for each of the employees and yourself?
Question 3.
Read the following mini-case study and answer the following questions:
Craig Ltd.
Lorna Kasian was the assistant to the president of Craig Ltd., a manufacturing firm located in Halifax. Her job occasionally included overseeing special projects that were given to her by the president. Recently, he had asked her to draw up plans for renovations to the company’s administrative offices and to see that the renovations proceeded efficiently and on time. Kasian was looking forward to this project because one of the outcomes would be a new office for her.
Because Kasian wanted to make a good impression on the president, she immediately put the project at the top of her priority list. She gave considerable thought to what should be included in the renovations; then she contacted a local architect and had him draw up renovation plans. When the blueprints were ready, Kasian circulated a memo to all those who would be affected by the renovation and invited them to a meeting to announce the changes that would be made.
At the meeting, everything went wrong. Several secretaries who were going to have to move their workstations as a result of the renovation were upset. After they had received Kasian’s memo, they had gotten together on their own time and drawn up an alternate plan, which Kasian could immediately see was better than hers. They argued that the renovations should be delayed until everyone had a chance to comment on them.
Several other groups were also upset. The drafting department members, for instance, complained that their proposed new quarters were unacceptable and that no one had consulted them about the specialized type of space they needed. The marketing people complained that there was no area where sales meetings could be held. They reminded Kasian that the president had promised that, when renovations were made, a large meeting room would be included.
Kasian was exhausted by the time the meeting ended. She was concerned that the president would hear about the negative tone of the meeting and that it would reflect badly on her.
Is this conflict cognitive or affective conflict? Explain.
2. Identify and support from the mini case content three sources of conflict in this group. Explain.
3. Which conflict management strategy would you recommend Lorna use? Why
Problem solving:
4. Which conflict management strategy do you think would be least effective? Why?
Question 4
1 Assume you are in the group facing the scenarios described below.
2 Identify which conflict management strategy—forcing, yielding, avoiding, problem-solving, compromising—would most likely produce the best results. Each answer can be used only once.
3 Explain your reason for your choice.
Scenario 1:
Your department has been working with Purchasing to select the best vendors to supply the materials you need for a major new project scheduled to begin at the end of the next quarter—about 4 ½ months from now. Your department’s representatives and the purchasing group met to discuss options and preferences of both groups about two weeks ago. Little was accomplished in that first meeting because the parties seemed to be interested only in pushing their own preferences and didn’t seem to be listening to one another. The second meeting is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
Scenario 2:
Peter from Engineering called you to set up a meeting between your two departments to discuss the final decisions on Product X’s design features. These final decisions have little, if any, impact on your department’s ability to develop a marketing program for the new product. Peter’s department has definite preferences on these final decisions and is pressing to get the final decision-makers to see things the “engineering way.”
Scenario 3:
The two labour contract negotiating teams—one representing corporate headquarters and the other representing the union members—are down to the final day of negotiating before the contract expires. The union is threatening to go on strike, and management is threatening to replace strikers. Four issues remain unresolved. Two issues are particularly critical for management to win, and the other two are very important to the union members.
Scenario 4:
Your company is the key player (meaning you are contributing more money than any other company and are also responsible for coordinating the effort) in a consortium of six companies working together to build a new centrally-located facility to meet the childcare needs of your employees. At the last two meetings, where the representatives from the six companies met to review the bids from the building contractors, the meeting was dismissed with no decision made. Of the three bids submitted, one company in the consortium is pushing for Contractor A, two want Contractor B, and the remaining three (one of which is your company) are in favour of Contractor C. The deadline for making the decision is today, and the meeting is scheduled to begin in 20 minutes.
Scenario 5:
The meeting has been going on for 2 ½ hours now, and it is 3:45 on the afternoon before a 4-day holiday weekend. The final agenda item to be discussed significantly affects both your department and one other. Each department is clearly on opposite sides of the issue. As soon as the meeting facilitator directs the meeting participants’ attention to the final agenda item, you can almost feel the tension in the air—you’d swear it’s thick enough to cut with a knife.

Five primary things cause mistrust between the Little Elk Tr

Five primary things cause mistrust between the Little Elk Tribe and the American government in
Wind from an Enemy Sky
by D’Arcy McNickle.
The first is probably the most difficult to overcome: it is the distrust, built over years, which the Native Americans have for the white man’s government. While they are certainly not innocent of committing acts of atrocity against the white man, the Native Americans have a long history of being duped, tricked, and lied to by white men and by the white man’s government. Everything in this story is set against this backdrop of distrust and suspicion, things that are difficult to overcome even without anything else to complicate matters–and there are certainly complications in this historical novel.
The second may be just as difficult to surmount unless both parties are completely committed to overcoming it: it is the clash of cultures and the resultant misunderstandings and lack of communication. If, for example, one culture shows respect by not making direct eye contact and the other shows respect by making direct eye contact, things are not going to go well unless both groups determine not to be offended and have someone there to somehow help them interpret and make sense of these kinds of things. The Boy tries, but McNickle claims this is the problem at the heart of the relationship between these two cultures. He says this this lack of communication is
The third problem is the government’s blatant attempt to impose the white culture on the Indians. This is demonstrated best by the routine kidnapping of Indian children in order to “convert” them to the ways of the white man. These children are stripped of all the symbols of their own culture in an attempt to homogenize them to the white culture. Both the actual kidnapping–stealing children from their families–and the resultant “cleansing” of all cultural elements are good reasons for Native Americans to distrust the American government.
The fourth problem which creates mistrust is connected to the third: the government built a dam to suit its own agenda, completely disregarding the needs and claims of the Little Elk Tribe. Ironically, Adam Pell believes he is doing a good thing for the tribe by introducing them to progress; however, he did not ask or consult them before taking this action. The dam diverted water to the farmers who bought the land from the government; in doing that, the tribe was deprived of a primary source of its livelihood. Even worse, the land which the government sold was appropriated (stolen) from the Indians by the American government. It is no wonder, then, that the Indians did not trust the white negotiators. Building the dam has a deadly ripple effect. An innocent man is killed, which in turn triggers a series of events that lead to many more deaths.
Finally, the incident with the medicine bundle is a reason for mistrust between the white man and the Native Americans. A man of God does an abominable thing in the quest for money, and then he lies about it to the white man from whom he hopes to gain money. This act and the lies which follow are bad and foster mistrust; however, things get worse when the well meaning Pell offers a replacement artifact which is insulting and offensive to them.
In all, the mistrust is generally focused on the Little Elk Tribe’s valid reasons to treat the white government with less than full cooperation and trust.

It is clear that as the story develops and Gregor becomes mo

It is clear that as the story develops and Gregor becomes more and more used to his condition as a bug, his feelings of love and compassion towards his family fade and he becomes more and more selfish and focused on his own concerns and his internal world. Note for example what Gregor does when he sees his sister arguing with their parents about the deep cleansing that their mother has just carried out of Gregor’s room:
Gregor then appears to become more and more selfish as the story progresses. At the beginning of the story, it is clear he cares very deeply for his sister and his parents, and indeed lives his whole life trying to provide for them. At this point in the novel, it is clear that this selflessness has been replaced by a certain amount of selfishness that dominates his character.

While Poe preceded Sigmund Freud, he,too, understood the urg

While Poe preceded Sigmund Freud, he,too, understood the urges of the
, describing them as “the spirit of
.” The narrator exercises this “spirit” by cutting out an eye from Pluto, the cat, and later by hanging it. Concomitant with the narrator’s abuse of Pluto is his maltreatment of his wife; certainly, the connection between felines and women is symbolically apparent.
Because he feels a sense of guilt over having killed Pluto, the narrator cannot rid himself “of the phantasm of the cat.” And, so, in an effort to squelch his guilt, he allows another cat of similar appearance to follow him home. This cat soon becomes a favorite of his wife, while the narrator finds that he begins to dislike the creature:
The narrator senses an “odious presence” from the cat and is haunted by him because