Desperate Air Case

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Desperate Air Case Behaving ethically is a decision based on morals and more often than not managers or executives are faced with these difficult decisions that can translate into short or long term profits. Organizations that demonstrate good ethical behavior and strong corporate social responsibility typically yields significant rewards in return. But what happens when an unethical decision is the only way to save your organization from a collapse? That is the case for Desperate Air Corporation's vise president of Real Estate George Nash. Mr. Nash, after doing some soul searching, still decided to close out a deal to sell one of DAC's commercial property to Fledgling Industries even after discovering that the land is exposed with hazardous substances that could prove to be detrimental to the inhabitants of the land. In fact, this is a difficult situation to be in if I was Mr. Nash and an extremely thorny decision to make. I think that i would have to adopt the "RDCAR" paradigm before I make my final decision because it has proven to be a great method to successfully manage ethics in organizations. This five-fold process of recognition (ethical awareness), discovery (ethical fact gathering), cognition (ethical analysis and judgment), action (influencing ethical behavior), and reflection (assessment of ethical outcome) would be used here to examine this specific case. One would have to be very careful in considering the alternative course of actions taken because at what point does business trumps morals? This approach is intended to be proactive and adaptive while at the same time giving lessons on ethical discourse which will help in the understanding of this type of ethical dilemma and on how to eradicate it. The tool for recognition in this scenario would be to conduct stakeholders' impact analysis, survey the stakeholders, and conduct independent…...

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