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Ethical Dilemma at Northlake
The story begins with Jim McIntosh, Vice President of Finance at Amalgamated Forest Products. He is involved in an intense discussion with Frank who is manager of Corporate Reporting. Jim McIntosh is troubled because it has come to his attention that Frank is prepared to go to the public regarding a falsified financial analysis report that is being presented to legislation. Frank firmly believes that that the financial estimates contained within the report “Endangered Species: The Pulp and Paper Industry in the Upper Peninsula” is seriously exaggerated and will cause the company financial problems in the future.
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During the argument Jim McIntosh becomes frustrated with Frank and goes to get Jean Letourneau the President of the company. Jim and Jean return to speak further with Frank. Frank now voices to the president that the report is not true. Frank states that the report implies that Amalgamated Forest products would face bankruptcy if legislation passed. He explained that Tina’s numbers presented were exaggerated and higher than what they should be. Jean explains that the company must tailor figures based on whatever the specific need was at the time. Frank is told he needs to think of the “bigger picture.” He reminded Frank of how Amalgamated Forest Products had brought jobs to Northlake and the community was reliant on the company. He further stated that company’s profits would suffer if legislation passed and could even face closure by headquarters.
Frank went on to address how the report had left out the fact that the company was indeed doing damage to Wanawashee River. He pointed out that the chemicals being dumped into the river had to be cleaned up years prior by their competition and the people of their town was drinking that same water. He tried expressing his concern for Jean Letourneau in that if legislation discovered he had lied in this report he could potentially go to jail and Frank himself could lose his designation.
Mr. Letourneau explained to Frank that he had plans of promoting Frank to V.P. Controller. Jean expressed how he would hate to see Frank dismissed from the company over an issue that was so small and really no concern/responsibility of his. He reminded Frank of everything the company had put forth for Frank and he should be more appreciative of all that Amalgamated Forest had been provided to him. Mr. Letourneau stated to Frank that pollution had always been a problem and always would be. He encouraged Frank to just forget the whole matter of the report that was going to be submitted to legislation.
Finding of Fact #1: Issues dealing with the interpersonal relations and the question of ethics among coworkers such as that between Frank Tina Pacquette. Another example, is the degrading and angry way that management speaks with Frank when he attempts to voice his concerns – “Well, Frank, your pigheadedness has really caused a problem for all of us!” (Grant).
Recommendation #1: Workplace relations play a vast part on an organization in whole. When poor interactions exist in the workplace it can become a substantial basis for stress and cause feelings of disregard between employees. The values and behaviors of employees are vital to an organization. Interpersonal relationships hinge on trust, making trust essential to the success of a company. If those within the company do not trust one other the organization cannot function as efficiently to achieve the company’s goals. Interpersonal relationships can be either a source of stress or the social support that helps employees cope with...

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