17th July| Daily Answer Writing Enhancement | 14 Days Ethics Challenge

On Day 1 of 14 Days Ethics Challenge these questions were discussed in the closed Telegram group. You are also expected to attempt and submit these in the comment section below.

Day 1: Ethics and Human Interface

Part A:

Q1. What do you understand by ‘values’ and ‘Ethics’? In what ways is it important to be ethical along with being professionally competent? (150 words) 2013

Q2. What is meant by ‘environmental ethics’? why is it important to study? Discuss any one environmental issue from the viewpoint of ethics. (150 Words) 2015

Q3. Explain how Ethics contributes to social and human well-being. (150 Words) 2016

Q4. With regards to morality of actions, one view is that means are of paramount importance and the other view is that the ends justify the means, which view do you thing is more appropriate? Justify your answer. (150 Words) 2018

Part B: Case Study

Theme: Issues relating to Women/ Sexual Harassment at work place

You are the Executive Director of an upcoming Infotech Company which is making a name for itself in the market. Mr. A, who is a star performer, is heading the marketing team. In a short period of one year, he has helped in doubling the revenues as well as creating a high brand equity for the company so much so that you are thinking of promoting him. However, you have been receiving information from many corners about his attitude towards the female colleagues; particularly his habit of making loose comments on women. In addition, he regularly sends indecent SMS’ to all the team members including his female colleagues.

One day, late in the evening, Mrs. X, who is one of Mr. A’s Team members, comes you visibly disturbed. She complains against the continued misconduct of Mr. A, who has been making undesirable advances towards her and has even tried to touch her inappropriately in his cabin.

She tenders her resignation and leaves your office.
(a) What are the options available to you?
(b) Evaluate each of these options and choose the options you would adopt, giving reasons.
(250 words) 20 marks – 2013

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