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Rebecca Okechukwu

on 24 August 2014

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As part of your company's annual performance review process, each employee must identify three coworkers to be interviewed by his manager to get a perspective on the employee's overall work performance.
Summary (Cont)
Your friend has offered to give you a glowing performance review if you agree to do the same for him. Truth be told, your friend is not a very dependable worker, and his work is often below minimum standards. However, he is a good friend, and you would hate to upset him.
The situation.....
Working with a friend can have its advantages and also disadvantages. This situation is bringing up the disadvantage because I do not want to hurt my friend's feelings, but at the same time I want to do what is right for myself and everyone else involved. If my friend understands the predicament I am facing he should not get mad about any decisions made at the workplace.
What would I do?......
In this situation my job is on the line as well as my friends job. Best friend or not, when it comes to the workplace everyone needs to be professional and currently he is not presenting professionalism. I would call my friend aside and let him know exactly what I will say to the manager. If my friend is not agreeing with my thoughts then I would tell him that its best for us to not pick each other for the performance reviews.
Defending my position.
(1)According to an article found... Supervisors are usually middle managers. Not only do they get caught in the squeeze of trying to help workers and consumers while satisfying agency demands, but they also have to balance legality, fairness, and efficiency. Typically, human service professionals value relationships, so performing this middle-manager balancing act while still trying to maintain relational approval is a recipe for mission impossible (Dewanye, 2007).
Presented by Rebecca (Agbara) Okechukwu
What Would you do?
CIS 6113 IT Management Ethics
August 17th 2014

What would you do?
What would he do?
Should I give in?
What is the right thing to do?
The workplace is where employees need to portray
their professional traits. In order for me to handle this dilemma appropriately and to save my friendship laying out boundaries at work and outside of work is the best method. Simply put I will tell my friend that he does not put a lot of emphasis at work and that he needs to step up his A game by being a good employee and someone that can be relied on. Being honest with my friend and letting him know that it is wrong for me to give him a glowing review when I know it's not true will affect the way I work and think because I know deep down it is not the truth and the manager will look at me once the truth is revealed about my friend that he is not who I claimed him to be.
(2)Probably the most important takeaway message from any model is the paramount importance to consult and document. When deliberating a dilemma, consult with colleagues, counsel, and the literature. It is unlikely that your particular dilemma has not been addressed before in some way. Then document your consultations and decision. Regardless of the outcome of your decision, the ability to justify your actions with sound principles and thinking reduces the likelihood of a negative outcome for you or your agency. Sanctioning boards and courts look at the decision making that went into an action, not necessarily the final outcome. The means do justify the end (Dewanye, 2007).
(3)Consult your company's code of ethics for formal guidance. This simple act may be able to resolve your dilemma immediately, depending on how comprehensive and specific your company's ethics statement is. Your code of ethics can provide a backdrop on which to weigh the pros and cons of business decisions, giving you a clearer picture of which decision is more in line with the company's ethical commitments (Ingram, 2014)
(4) I do not think it is ethical to give my friend a glowing
performance review based on the fact that everyone is responsible for his/her actions. Truth be told I feel it is only right that we pick three other employees for the performance review in order to avoid conflicts that way we can still maintain our friendship outside of work.
Dewayne, C. 2007 Ethical Dangers in Supervision
Ingram, D. 2014 How to Resolve Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace
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