is discussing about the issues, as it can lead to bias or problematic
decision making for Joanne and Bartosz.
Please discuss the ethical dilemma Bartosz faces that might have been avoided. In
other words, discuss five (5) specific things TIE-DYE's management and/or the
internal audit function might have done to reduce the risk of such a situation
arising (10 marks).
TIE-DYE's management could have taken steps such as training, retraining
and regular feedback to employees on the bases of informing employees
about company standards, procedures, expectations, and ethical policies.
These trainings and feedbacks would have helped minimize or mitigate the
ethical dispute for Bartosz, as it would allow them to understand
Another step that TIE-DYE's management and the Internal Audit Function
could have taken was to clarify and remain independent from each other. As
in the case we see the involvement and discussion of Joanne and Bartosz,
which should have been independent and separate. They should make sure
that both parties are always independent to avoid confusion and bias
TIE-DYE's management can also have clear policies written in their policy
manual as it would allow decision makers to make decisions according to
firm objectivities. Such as in the case, when Shahir and Bartosz found
evidence to support each of their own claims regarding the reporting of
write offs. This misunderstanding of contradiction of policies is misleading
and can create a risk as such in the case. The management may need to
review their policies and make adequate changes accordingly.
Another step the TIE-DYE's management could do is make a concern deposit
box or something like a help and report desk, where employees can
anonymously report incidents in the workplace, such as negative unethical
conduct being in the workplace for bonuses. This can reduce the risk of
such problems as it will allow use other member inputs towards solving the
issue on hand.
Lastly, the TIE-DYE's management could have taken steps like step 2 where
they could have clearly delegated and clearly interpreted the roles of each
member and their responsibility within the organization. And that each
member is responsible to work ethically within his roles. For example, how
Shahir role as a division manager, was not fully followed as Bartosz had to