Ethics in the Workplace

Ethics in the Workplace

Assessment Instructions


Imagine management at your future workplace tasks you with making a formal presentation to your team discussing a workplace ethical dilemma they might face. You consider an appropriate professional code of conduct, but only to the extent that it might offer useful guidance in this situation. The central task is to help everyone work together productively in resolving tricky issues.

For this assessment, fulfill the management task and create an audio-visual presentation that applies a professional code of ethics to common workplace situations. Submit your work as a narrated visual presentation in the courseroom submission box. You may develop a series of annotated PowerPoint slides, for example, using Adobe Connect to record the audio portion of your work. If you are more familiar with other presentation software, you may use that, so long as your submission satisfies all of the required elements of the assessment.

Include the following in your narrated visual presentation:

Apply a professional code of ethics to this workplace situation.
Assess the advantages and disadvantages of the selected professional code of ethics.
Explain methods for resolving ethical disagreements productively.
Describe areas of one’s personal disagreement with professional standards.
Note: Include in your presentation slides or annotations a full APA-style citation of any quotation or paraphrase from the professional code or other sources you choose to employ.

Your instructor may provide video feedback on your work, in addition to completing the official scoring guide for the assignment.

Submit this assessment to your ePortfolio.

Additional Requirements
Communication: Create an audio-visual format that applies a professional code of ethics to common workplace situations.
Media presentation: Create a minimum of 6 slides, 12 minutes total in length, with notes or a transcript to ensure accessibility to everyone. Upload the presentation.
Resources: There is no minimum number of resources required; however, use your judgment to ensure your topic is thoroughly researched.
APA guidelines: Ensure resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and format. When appropriate, use APA-formatted headings.
Font and font size: Use a font of appropriate size and weight for presentation, generally 24–28 points for headings and no smaller than 18 points for bullet-point text.
The following optional resources are provided to support you in completing the assessment or to provide a helpful context. For additional resources, refer to the Research Resources and Supplemental Resources in the left navigation menu of your courseroom.

Workplace Ethics
Koehn, D. (2014). The ground of professional ethics. London, UK: Routledge.
Schoeman, C. (2014). Ethics can: Managing workplace ethics. Randburg, Republic of South Africa: Knowres Publishing.
Skillsoft. (n.d.). Developing your business ethics [Tutorial].
Effective application of ethical principles in the workplace requires a sound foundation. You may use this Skillsoft video to sharpen your sense of where to begin on this task.
Running time: 26:00.
Skillsoft. (n.d.). Navigating challenging situations with diplomacy and tact [Tutorial].
Since resolving workplace disagreements is one of the issues about which you will be presenting in this theme’s assignment, consider the suggestions detailed in this Skillsoft tutorial.
Running time: 30:00.
Skillsoft. (n.d.). Your role in workplace diversity [Tutorial].
Cultural competence is another of the Essential Undergraduate Learning Outcomes. This Skillsoft tutorial offers some guidance on the importance of that skill for workplace relationships.
Running time: 30:00.
NBC Learn. (n.d.). Harvey Weinstein is fired from his film company amid sexual harassment reports [Video].
In this video, you will see an example of ethics in the workplace.
Running time: 05:15.
NBC Learn. (n.d.). Starbucks closes thousands of shops for anti-bias training [Video].
In this video, you will see an example of constructive ethical action in the workplace.
Running time: 02:14.
NBC Learn. (n.d.). Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologizes in Capitol Hill testimony [Video].
In this video, you will see an example of taking responsibility for ethical conduct in the workplace.
Running time: 03:06.
Complete these activities for a better understanding of workplace ethical dilemmas, to help you to complete this assessment:
Social Responsibility Disagreement.
Ethics in the Workplace.
Professional Codes
The following are professional codes from which you may wish to choose for this assessment, but you are welcome to use another, if it would be more fitting for your career:

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. (2014). Code of ethics. Retrieved from
American College of Healthcare Executives. (2014). ACHE code of ethics. Retrieved from
American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 ACA code of ethics [PDF]. Retrieved from…
American Nurses Association (ANA). (n.d.). Ethics and human rights: Code of Ethics for Nurses. Retrieved from…
American Psychological Association. (2017). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Retrieved from
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. (n.d.). Code of ethics. Retrieved from…
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). (n.d.). Bylaws and code of ethics. Retrieved from–code…
Other Resources
Check the Capella Academic Skills page for more resources on:

Using Kaltura [PDF].
Using Adobe Connect.
Writing Support
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