Employees facing backlash at work for social media posts

Unit 4 – Discussion Board

Unit: Equality and Discrimination

Primary Discussion Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Watch the following videos:

Video 1
Video 2

Read the following article:

Article 1

Using the articles and video as resources, address the following questions:

Do you think businesses have an ethical obligation to support the needs of families? Consider issues families may encounter, such as doctor appointments, school conferences, and so on.
Do you feel that both men and women should be given the same amount of leave for the birth of a child? Why or why not?
Which ethical theories from your course readings (such as utilitarianism, the categorical imperative, and so on) best support your ideas and perspectives?

A minimum of 1 reference should be used to reinforce your thoughts. Be sure to include it both as an in-text citation and on your reference list at the end of your discussion post.

Unit 4 – Discussion Board

Unit: Creating a Project Plan

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Review the video link on the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. For this discussion board, what lessons can be learned regarding project management leadership? Risk management? There is a lot of research regarding this tragedy, so be sure that you use additional (minimum of 2) external cited research from both the Challenger investigation and Project/Risk Management to support your considerations.

Unit 5 – Discussion Board

Unit: Ethics in Action

Locate a news article that depicts an ethical dilemma in the workplace. Possible examples may include the following:

Employees facing backlash at work for social media posts
A business discriminating against a customer
An employer with controversial policies

You are encouraged to explore beyond this list of topics to find an issue or example that interests you.

In your discussion, address the following:

Summarize the article and situation.
Relate the situation to at least 1 of the ethical theories from this course.
Describe how you might handle the situation differently.

A minimum of 1 reference should be used to reinforce your thoughts. Be sure to include it both as an in-text citation and on your reference list at the end of your discussion post.

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