Discussions: Ethical decision-making 5pts.

Discussions: Ethical decision-making 5pts. (Due by 11:59pm)Please review textbook CH 7 “You Decide” section on page 199. Share your opinions regarding the questions in the end of article. The other questions to help your discussion: Which behavior(s) do you consider to be unethical? Why? What impact do you think Nancy’s actions will have on future decision-making at the Forest Park Hotel? Should Nancy have included Rich in the decision-making process? Does the Forest Park Hotel own its trash?Three hundred (300) words are the minimum of your content.
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“It just doesn’t make any sense, Nancy. We’ve been underbid on four of ourlast five convention proposals. Worse yet, each time we’ve been underbid,it’s been by the City Center Hotel, and they’ve beat us out by almost 5% onthe total value of the contract.I want some answers before we submit another bid. It seems to me that weare either totally out of touch with the realities of our marketplace or there aresome serious operational problems in your office.”As a downtown hotel that targeted business travelers and conventionbusiness, the Forest Park Hotel had traditionally been very successful infollowing up and capturing its fair share of leads that were developed by thelocal convention and visitors bureau. Because of these past successes, RichEdwards, general manager of the hotel, was particularly disturbed by thefailure of Nancy Peak, director of sales, in securing some key conventiongroups for the hotel.A heated meeting with Rich was always an uncomfortable situation, butNancy was particularly troubled by this encounter because she had noimmediate answers. After an early-morning conference with her sales staff,she was confident they could find the cause of the bidding failures.Less than two weeks had passed when Harvey Zoller sheepishly walked intoNancy’s office. He said that he felt he may have found the source of thebidding problem. He had been tossing draft copies of his estimates andproposals into the trash. Somehow, these papers must have been finding theirway into the hands of the City Center Hotel employees, because there weresuspicious parallels between the contract proposals he had developed and thefinal bid proposals submitted by the City Center Hotel.After a thorough investigation, Nancy concluded that although disposalprocedures were normal, they were inadequate in this situation. Furtherinvestigation confirmed that the night custodians working for a contract-cleaning firm had been taking discarded worksheets and proposals from theoffice wastebaskets. Nancy reported her finding to Rich and assured him thatadequate control procedures had been implemented to prevent futureproblems.However, Nancy failed to tell Rich that she had instructed Harvey to createfictitious worksheets and proposals to be discarded on a current bid proposal.A few weeks later, Nancy was informed that Forest Park Hotel’s bid hadbeen accepted and it would serve as the host hotel. She felt that it was poeticjustice that the bid proposal submitted by the City Center Hotel had been 5%less than the fictitious work discarded by Harvey but 2% over the actual bidshe had submitted. Did Nancy make the right decision?