Lies and their Consequences
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Lying is a technique of persuasion. Sometimes it’s justified (e.g., wartime propaganda), sometimes it’s not.
Think of a time when somebody lied to you in your workplace. (Don’t think about the lies of family members, friends, celebrities, or politicians.) Describe the lie, what it was intended to accomplish, what it actually accomplished, and its other consequences. Be sure to mention, discuss, and prioritize all the factors involved; for example, the liar(s) may have had several goals, and there may have been several consequences. Offer a complete, concise, logical discussion, using proper English.
As before, you should support your analysis using the sources mentioned in the Case, SLP, or Background Info. Identify each source with an in-text citation. There’s no need to place the full reference at the bottom of your posting if the reference appears in the module: otherwise, it’s required.
Please comment on your classmates’ postings, using the criteria above. Your comments should be relevant, positive, and constructive; further, they should advance the discussion. As in a face-to-face class discussion, you should “think before you speak.”
Discussion 2 Expectations
Respond to the topic an informed, rigorous and professional manner. Your response should demonstrate an application of the concepts as well as a reflection of your personal experience.
Discussion General Expectations
In each discussion forum, students are expected to respond to the topic by providing an informed, rigorous, and professional post. These should be around 100-150 words. In addition, students are required to respond at least 3 times to your classmates’ posts in a similarly informed, rigorous and professional manner.
Lies and their Consequences
Accountants are responsible for the management of finances in an organization. They are bound by the accountants’ code of ethics to always remain truthful to the stakeholders concerning the financial position of an organization. In the public organization that I work for as the Managing Director, the accountant misappropriated funds and channeled the money to a children’s home. When I confronted him regarding the funds, he told me that part of the money was used to settle court fees and fines that resulted from a litigation that the organization had just concluded. I believed him until one of the internal auditors revealed to me that the money was actually channeled to the accountant’s personal bank account.
I learnt from the accountant that he actually took the money for the support of orphans in a children’s home. He said that he understood the consequences including chances that he might lose his job, but he explained to me that he took the money for a worthy course. I empathized with him, as he applied the utilitarian ethics that meant more benefit for the children that really needed his help (Mazur, 2015). Although the funds actually aided the children, the accountant had a responsibility to remain ethical and at least disclose the matter to the management of the organization for further analysis and decision-making. The organization decided that the accountant had to lose his job, but it took the responsibility of taking care of the children’s home as part of its Cooperate Social Responsibility activities. The accountant could have considered other consequences before undertaking his decision such as the risk of losing his practising certificate.
Mazur, C.,T, (2015). Lying. Scu.edu. Retrieved 5 May 2017, from https://www.scu.edu/ethics/ethics-resources/ethical-decision-making/lying/