Decision-Making Model Analysis Paper

Essay by csyoung4College, UndergraduateA+, July 2006

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Considering many factors, I decided that the Ethical Decision-Making Model was the best choice for me when it came to job-related decision-making. I feel that by using the Ethical Decision-MakingModel I was able to maximize my opportunity for a successful outcome.

Background on Ethical Decision-Making Model

Through the Josephson Institute of Ethics, I have summarized the background on the Ethical Decision-MakingModel I chose to make my job-related decision. I will also show through two sources that are very similar the steps involved in making ethical decisions. Josephson Institute (2006) has a seven-step path to better decisions. In describing each of the steps Josephson Institute of Ethics (2006) states, "the first one is to stop and think before reacting out with a decision. The second one is to clarify your goals, to clarify what you want and what you do not want as an outcome for the decision. The third thing is to determine the facts of the problems at hand making sure you have all the information there to determine all the facts.

The fourth one is to develop options, a set of options you want to achieve your goals. The fifth one is to consider the consequences and there are two techniques in doing this. When choosing your options, having more than one option is always best so you can have a back-up plan if needed.

Josephson Institute (2006) states,

"Pillar-ize your options and filter your choices through each of the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Will the action violate any of the core ethical principles? For instance, does it involves lying or breaking a promise; is it disrespectful to anyone; is it irresponsible, unfair, or uncaring; does it involve breaking laws or rules? Eliminate unethical options.

Identify the stakeholders and...