Good People, Bad Choices

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Good People, Bad Choices - Quiz

2011 Annual Ethics Training


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Please choose one of the five statements above (6 through 10) and explain what it means to you.

  • 2. 

    To ensure you get credit for completing the post test, please enter your first and last name in the space below. Thank you for completing the FY2011 Ethics and Compliance Training.

  • 3. 

    What does Business Ethics mean to you?

    Explanation
    Business ethics refers to the principles and values that guide the behavior and decision-making of individuals and organizations in the business world. It encompasses concepts such as honesty, integrity, trust, respect, responsibility, loyalty, fairness, caring, citizenship, and adherence to both legal and moral standards. These principles ensure that businesses operate ethically, treat stakeholders fairly, and contribute positively to society. By upholding these values, businesses can build trust with their customers, employees, and the wider community, leading to long-term success and sustainability.

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  • 4. 

    Who is responsible for the consequences of your choices?

    • A.

      Our governing boards

    • B.

      The company (QHS/DFMC/DFDC)

    • C.

      You

    • D.

      None of the above

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. You
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "You" because ultimately, individuals are responsible for the consequences of their choices. While governing boards and companies may have certain responsibilities and influence over decision-making, it is the individual who makes the choices and therefore bears the responsibility for the outcomes.

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  • 5. 

    When in doubt about whether something is right or wrong, you should:

    • A.

      Do nothing and say nothing

    • B.

      Make an educated guess

    • C.

      Seek advice or additional information from someone such as your coach, your project director, or the corporate compliance officer

    Correct Answer
    C. Seek advice or additional information from someone such as your coach, your project director, or the corporate compliance officer
    Explanation
    When in doubt about whether something is right or wrong, it is important to seek advice or additional information from someone such as your coach, project director, or the corporate compliance officer. This is because these individuals are likely to have more knowledge and experience in the specific situation, and can provide guidance and clarification. By seeking advice, you can make a more informed decision and avoid potential mistakes or ethical violations.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following actions would be considered unethical behavior?

    • A.

      Covering up a mistake that you made

    • B.

      Covering up a mistake made by someone else

    • C.

      Breaking a confidence / Releasing or disclosing privileged information

    • D.

      Communicating the truth as you know it

    • E.

      Communicating information in a way that is misleading or deceptive

    • F.

      Each of the above

    • G.

      Items a, b, c, and e

    • H.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    G. Items a, b, c, and e
    Explanation
    Covering up a mistake that you made, covering up a mistake made by someone else, breaking a confidence/releasing or disclosing privileged information, and communicating information in a way that is misleading or deceptive would all be considered unethical behavior.

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  • 7. 

    Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. "What is right is right even if no one is doing it. What is wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it."

    • A.

      Agree

    • B.

      Disagree

    Correct Answer
    A. Agree
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that the morality of an action is not determined by the majority's opinion or the absence of witnesses. It implies that right and wrong are objective and independent of societal norms or individual perspectives. Therefore, even if no one acknowledges or follows what is right, it remains right, and similarly, even if everyone engages in what is wrong, it remains wrong. This viewpoint emphasizes the importance of individual integrity and the adherence to ethical principles regardless of external influences.

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  • 8. 

    "Small bad choices may lead to bigger bad choices."

    • A.

      Agree

    • B.

      Disagree

    Correct Answer
    A. Agree
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that making small bad choices can eventually lead to making bigger bad choices. It implies that the consequences of small bad choices can accumulate and escalate over time. By agreeing with this statement, one acknowledges the potential domino effect of poor decision-making, where each subsequent choice becomes progressively worse. This viewpoint emphasizes the importance of making wise decisions, even in seemingly insignificant situations, to avoid a chain reaction of negative outcomes.

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  • 9. 

    "Using company resources for personal purposes amounts to stealing from the company."

    • A.

      Agree

    • B.

      Disagree

    Correct Answer
    A. Agree
    Explanation
    Using company resources for personal purposes can be considered as stealing from the company because it involves taking advantage of resources that are provided by the company for personal gain. This can include using company time, equipment, or materials for personal use, which goes against the purpose and policies of the company. It can also lead to loss of productivity, misuse of company funds, and potential legal consequences. Therefore, agreeing with the statement implies acknowledging that using company resources for personal purposes is unethical and can be equated to stealing.

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  • 10. 

    "Ethics is a choice."

    • A.

      Agree

    • B.

      Disagree

    Correct Answer
    A. Agree
    Explanation
    Ethics refers to the moral principles that guide individuals' behavior and decision-making. It is indeed a choice because individuals have the ability to decide whether to act ethically or not. People can choose to follow ethical principles and make decisions that are morally right, even when faced with difficult situations or temptations. On the other hand, individuals also have the choice to disregard ethical considerations and act in a way that may be morally wrong. Therefore, ethics is ultimately a personal choice that reflects an individual's values and principles.

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  • 11. 

    "Only an individual has the power to decide what he or she will do and say. Only he or she will be responsible for the consequences of his or her actions. They can't be blamed on anyone else."

    • A.

      Agree

    • B.

      Disagree

    Correct Answer
    A. Agree
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that individuals have the autonomy to make their own choices and are accountable for the outcomes of their actions. It implies that no one else can be held responsible for an individual's decisions or behaviors. Agreeing with this statement means acknowledging the importance of personal agency and accepting personal responsibility for one's actions.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following actions were identified in the video as being among the most common ethical infractions?

    • A.

      Cutting back on the quality

    • B.

      Covering up mistakes

    • C.

      Abusing benefits or privileges

    • D.

      Misstating the facts

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The video identified cutting back on the quality, covering up mistakes, abusing benefits or privileges, and misstating the facts as the most common ethical infractions. These actions are considered unethical because they involve compromising the truth, taking advantage of privileges, and neglecting quality standards. By stating "All of the above" as the correct answer, it implies that all of these actions were mentioned in the video as examples of ethical infractions.

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  • 13. 

    Does Delmarva provide a mechanism where associates may report inappropriate behavior or activities without encountering pressure from co-workers or without fear of retaliation?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Delmarva provides a mechanism for associates to report inappropriate behavior or activities without encountering pressure from co-workers or fear of retaliation. This indicates that the company values a safe and inclusive work environment, where employees can freely express their concerns without facing negative consequences. This mechanism likely includes anonymous reporting channels or policies that protect whistleblowers, ensuring that any issues can be addressed and resolved effectively.

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  • 14. 

    Name two sources of pressure mentioned in the video that could lead to someone to do something unethical or illegal in the workplace.

    • A.

      Personal

    • B.

      Professional

    • C.

      Social

    • D.

      Economical

    • E.

      Supervisor

    • F.

      None of the above

    • G.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    G. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". The video mentioned that personal, professional, social, and economical pressures can all lead someone to do something unethical or illegal in the workplace. Personal pressures could include financial difficulties or personal conflicts, while professional pressures could include the desire for career advancement or fear of losing one's job. Social pressures could involve peer pressure or the desire to fit in, and economical pressures could involve financial incentives or the need to meet targets. Supervisors can also exert pressure on employees to engage in unethical behavior.

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