BA541L2A6 - BA541 Business Ethics Lesson #2 Assignment #6...

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BA541 Business Ethics Lesson #2 Assignment #6 "Who Is Responsible to Whom?" 1. Do you agree with the writer’s decision to inform customers about the strike? Explain. Yes, I do. He felt an ethical obligation to let his customers know about the shutdown. When crucial parts for their customers’ businesses would not be available, his company had the potential to cause them financial ruin. While the writer was not the cause of the strike, he took responsibility for informing the customers, so they could make alternate plans wherever possible. One can never argue with honesty. 2. Did management have the right to withhold this information from customers? Explain. I can appreciate their wanting to avoid panic amongst customers, so I understand why they wanted to keep the strike quiet. Unfortunately, there comes a time when you have to recognize the best interests of your customers over your own apparent needs. When it became obvious that the strike was persisting, the company had the duty to inform its customers. In
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BA541L2A6 - BA541 Business Ethics Lesson #2 Assignment #6...

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