According to the case study, Hardeep who is the IT manager in the government department has some responsibly towards his company about the department for he works. Now when the company has given him some responsibilities to acquire an enterprise resource planning system, he found two companies who will be able to provide them the enterprise resource planning system. Now there is a situation arises that one of the company was Hardeep’s best friend’s company. Hardeep has found that the company B which one was his best friend’s requires some modifications which may help to increase the total cost (Leicester 2016.).
However, another company, company A giving better offer than company B and cf his best friend also asking for the favor because he need the work. Now, there is a situation arises weather Hardeep follow the friendship issues or maintain the conducts of ethics of office.
According to the White model in Ethical Dilema, Hardeep must follow the basic dilemmas that will give the positive result to the company. If he accept the offers from his friend that may affect to the company’s profit. The enterprise resource planning system help the company in develop for increasing the resource. Therefore if he uses his friend’s system for developing the resources, the company may face a loss (Burmeister 2014).
As per White’s model Hardeep should discuss the situation with the authority of the company and discuss about the situation. If company faced any loss due to the Company B, as per the recommendation of Hardeep, company can arise some doubts about the honesty and dignity of him. If any conflicts, he will take the responsibilities for the loss. For the benefit of the company he should follow the consequences of the basic ethics dilemma of the company.
Make a Decision
As per the above decision, Hardeep should follow the ethics of conducts which will be beneficial for the company. He must choose Company A which is completely prepare to the software for the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. When he is working for that company, from where he getting his portion of benefits, he should look after the profits of the company.
The ACS Code of Ethics is one of the part of the ACS Constitution. Therefore an ACS member must follow the honor, dignity and effectiveness of being a professional (Anon, 2017). According to the ACS the Code of ethics always work with the efficiency, dignity and honor (Anon, 2017). The ACS value helps people and management for building the best structures of being a good citizen (Anon, 2017).
The ACS code follows several laws which follow the protocols of Australi like the Age Discrimination Act 2004, Freedom of Information Act 1982 etc (Teaching.csse.uwa.edu.au, 2017). Therefore as per the public interest value, Hardeep must choose the profit of interest for his company because he is in that IT manager post for providing those services to the company (Anon, 2017). He also chose such quality which will affect the benefits of the company and as well as his work (Anon, 2017). As per the values of the ACS Code, honest is one of the important values which always enhance the skills of knowledge and services. Competence will always provide the competently towards the employment and the diligence to the stakeholders (Thomas 2017).
Therefore according to the case study, it can be said that Hardeep have to follow the professional development ethics for the development of his professions (Teaching.csse.uwa.edu.au, 2017). If he chose the deal with company B for the favor of his friend which will need more modification rather than company B, then his company fined the issues, it may affect his career (Teaching.csse.uwa.edu.au, 2017). There must some professionalism in every employee who work for the company toward the company and the other employees (Teaching.csse.uwa.edu.au, 2017). According to the ACS, he should follow the proper ethics for the benefits of his company (Teaching.csse.uwa.edu.au, 2017).
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