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1. The concepts of immoral, moral and amoral behavior were introduced in the week 1 lecture. From
your reading with reference to figure 2, how would you describe and give examples of the differences in
immoral, moral and amoral managers.
Immoral Managers: ITS WRONG
o Managers takes the credit for the employees work
o Installing a secret control box, to improve efficiency and meet production targets
o Lying, stealing and cheating the employee
o A manager that is dishonest towards their staff
o Managers fires its staff because he or she doesn’t like their face or religion
o Manager sexually offends its staff member because of their sexual orientation
Moral Managers: Doing what is right because it is right
o Take the blame, not the credit
o Listen to employees that work under the manager (giving respect)
o Realizing the mistake and taking the blame
o A manager that doesn’t take bribe and stealing
o Avoid anger and greediness
o Motivate employees for their great job
Amoral Managers: not caring if something is right or wrong
o Firing staff
o Intentionally do wrong
o Self-centered and self-absorbed
o Care only about self or organization’s profits
o Actively oppose what is right, fair, or just
o Exhibit no concern for stakeholders
o Are the “bad guys
o An ethics course probably would not help them
2. In chapter 2, Tavani describes morality as a system of moral rules and principles. What is the
difference between rules and principles? In our workshop this week, the boss's boss had adult
pornography files on his company owned laptop. Let us assume that his behavior is immoral, what
principles and rules could we use to support our claim?
3. Maner addresses eight unique characteristics of computers that we should be aware of -
characteristics that can provide benefit but also cause harm. What does he mean by uniquely malleable
(pg 11) and uniquely cloned (pg 17)?
Uniquely Malleable: “they can be shaped and molded to do any activity that can be characterized in
terms of input, output, and connecting logical operation
- Since technology is changing every day the machines must be able to adapt to new changes
- It should be flexible, in a sense that it should be able to connect and communicate with other
machines and devices
- A machines should be able to do many tasks and not just one specific activity, and it would
provide the user more flexible and money if the machines can do multiple things
Uniquely Cloned: “is the ability to copy some kind of artifact”
- It allows people to use the same copy of artifact without losing any information from the
- It saves time and money
- The harms is that the person is “stealing” someone else’s work without their permission
o The original losses value, because the same identical copy is also available
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