Every day we are faced with making decisions. It all starts from the time our alarm goes off in the morning until we go to sleep at night. Do I hit the snooze button and sleep ten more minutes, or do I just get up and start my day? Which outfit should I wear? Do I need to shave? What do I want to eat? These are just a few decisions we make before we even leave our homes in the morning. Some decisions are more important than others. Some can impact not only our lives, but also our co=workers and clients. Many of these decisions can be extremely hard.
In this case study, the director is faced with a tough decision. She did not expect three agencies to grant money for the salary of her assistant. Now she is faced with a decision of what to do. Does she keep the money from all three agencies, and if she does how will she use the money? Does she give it all to the assistant as her salary, or give her some of it and use the rest in different areas of her organization? Or does she talk to the agencies and tell them the truth? If she does this last option, they could either ask for the money back or tell her to spend it in a certain manner.
[...] Third are the agencies which fund the organization. Fourth are the volunteers which adopt the clients to help them. And last the fifth is the community (Schissler Manning pp. 172-173). Potentially, if this situation is not handled with care, the organization could have a great deal of loss. They could lose funding from the agencies which have given so generously. They could also lose potential future funding from other agencies. They would lose the respect of the community, and future clients. [...]
[...] The following are things we do not know. The requirements each agency has for the money given. It does not state who these agencies are and how often they have helped her organization. Also the length of time this organization has been in this area or the amount of clients they serve has also not been disclosed. There are many people who have an interest in this organization and what they do. The first is the organization which is serving the community and their staff. [...]
[...] This I feel would be the most ethical thing to do in this situation. The best interest of the clients, community, volunteers, staff and organization is at stake. It is a large responsibility, and we must not think selfishly. We must consider the local government, the clients and community. We have an obligation to uphold our good standing and to be honest with all involved. References Schissler Manning, S. (2003). Ethical Leadership in Human Services: A Multi- Dimensional Approach. Allyn and Bacon. [...]
[...] Many of these decisions can be extremely hard. In this case study, the director is faced with a tough decision. She did not expect three agencies to grant money for the salary of her assistant. Now she is faced with a decision of what to do. Does she keep the money from all three agencies, and if she does how will she use the money? Does she give it all to the assistant as her salary, or give her some of it and use the rest in different areas of her organization? [...]
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