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Last week, you selected the topic “Cyberloafing” for your Ethical Dilemma Project. This week your task is to identify a real case–a written scenario–based upon the topic you selected. The case can be taken from your own workplace or from another employment setting. The scenario should have occurred within the past few years. If you are not employed or have no prior work experience, you can consider your job as that of student or you can research a case online. The assignment must be written in your own words, and you must acknowledge any source that you use, following APA documentation guidelines.
Here are a few common examples of workplace ethical dilemmas from which a case might be developed:
- Your organization’s hiring and promotion policies are fair on paper, but are discriminatory in practice. What should you do?
- A colleague has been a victim of sexual harassment? What can you do to help?
- Your organization’s marketing materials reinforce stereotypes, yet they are effective at attracting new clients. Should they be changed?
- You are the sole witness to a serious violation of company policy by another employee, such as theft or embezzlement. Do you report the violation or keep it to yourself?
- You feel that a certain company policy is extremely unfair to employees or customers. You can easily ignore that policy without getting caught. What should you do?
- You are working on a team project. One team member does none of the work, but takes all the credit when presenting it to upper management. What should you do?
- Your company is downplaying the risks, limitations, or flaws of a highly successful and profitable new product or service. What should you do?
For your initial post, answer the following questions in complete sentences:
- What was your ethical dilemma topic selection (from Week 2)?
- What is the specific case you have selected? Is it from your own workplace, or based on research?
- What is the background of the case, including it context and origin?
- What happened? Use the reporter’s questions of who, what, when, where, why and how.
- What makes this case an ethical dilemma? How might people with different ethical viewpoints perceive this case?
If your case is based on research, provide an APA-style reference for at least one high-quality source. Here is an example of a reference for an article found online:
Chappell, B. (2018, May 29). Starbucks closes more than 8,000 stores today for racial bias training. NPR. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/29/615119351/starbucks-closes-more-than-8-000-stores-today-for-racial-bias-training
This week’s discussion is worth 50 points. The initial post is worth 30 points, and each follow-up post is worth 10 points.
Last week, you selected the topic “Cyberloafing” for your Ethical Dilemma Project. This week your task is to identify a real case–a written scenario–based upon the topic you selected. The case can b
Ethical Dilemma: Cyberloafing Ethical Dilemma: Cyberloafing The topic that I have chosen is cyberloafing. It involves employees using the internet at their place of work, during working hours, to conduct activities that are not related to their work. For example, cyberloafing could occur when employees perform shopping or use social media platforms during work time. I have chosen this topic because of the prevalence of instances of cyberloafing among employees. It is not uncommon to find employees placing their orders during online shopping or chatting with a friend during work time. Most of the employees are unaware of the thin line between rejuvenating and wasting time during work time. I thus sought to explore this topic to show the difference between rejuvenating and wasting precious company time. People should care about cyberloafing because of its prevalence in today’s world. According to Kalejaiye and Hammed (2021), a survey conducted by Vault.com indicated that “88% of employees surf non-work-related websites during working hours and 66% surf between 10 minutes and one hour”. This is a major concern for businesses because of the amount of time wasted. There are some researchers that claim that small amounts of cyberloafing are actually good for the employees although other researchers claim that cyberloafing is actually a bad habit, just like procrastination at the workplace. People should thus care about the topic of cyberloafing because it could be beneficial in helping the employees take quick breaks that allow their brains to re-calibrate between tasks which could help to alleviate work stress. However, it is also argued that cyberloafing is a waste of productive company time and could pose security risks to the business. The business challenge that is posed by cyberloafing is that cyberloafing allows the employees to flood the computing resources at work for their personal use. This could lead to clogging of the company’s bandwidth and potential degradation of the system performance. Other business challenges that are posed by cyberloafing include increased instances of security risks, reduced productivity among the employees, and increased risks of computer malware and viruses (Kalejaiye & Hammed, 2021). It is thus evident that cyberloafing causes numerous challenges to the business. The purpose of this paper will be to explain the benefits of cyberloafing in allowing the employee’ brains to re-calibrate between tasks which could help to alleviate work stress, while cyberloafing could pose challenges in clogging of the company’s bandwidth and causing potential degradation of the system performance, increasing security risks, reducing productivity among the employees, and increasing risks of computer malware and viruses. References Kalejaiye, P. O., & Hammed, S. T. (2021). Managing employees’ workplace cyberloafing in a public university’s information and communication technology center. KIU Interdisciplinary Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(1), 354-373.