SSC Case Study

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My team and I, who discovered an issue regarding the company and its upcoming launch, are facing a decision whether or not to disclose this issue to management.

D: keep this information to myself, as I do not want to over step my current boundaries.
D': Tell upper level management so that this issue can be fully resolved before the launch.
B: Keep this job, as my current manager is busy, this would force me to over step her and maybe face negative reprecussions.
C: Do what's best for the company, and again risk facing consequences for keeping the information to myself.
A: Keep a good reputation within the company, as well as help the company be the best that it can be.
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In order to Keep a good reputation within the company, as well as help the company be the best that it can be. I must Keep this job, as my current manager is busy, this would force me to over step her and maybe face negative reprecussions. and in order to Keep this job, as my current manager is busy, this would force me to over step her and maybe face negative reprecussions. I must keep this information to myself, as I do not want to over step my current boundaries.. But, in order to Keep a good reputation within the company, as well as help the company be the best that it can be. I must also Do what's best for the company, and again risk facing consequences for keeping the information to myself. and in order to Do what's best for the company, and again risk facing consequences for keeping the information to myself. I must Tell upper level management so that this issue can be fully resolved before the launch.. I can't both keep this information to myself, as I do not want to over step my current boundaries. and Tell upper level management so that this issue can be fully resolved before the launch..
RelationAssumption(s)Injection(s)
D-D'1. If I do not relay the information myself, it will not get passed along.
2. I cannot tell my direct manager, as she is overwhelmed.
3. As the leader of my research group I feel bad to force another member into this situation.
1. The issue was originally caused my the pairing company, and not by us.
2. With her being overwhelmed, overstepping shouldn't be as much of an issue.
3. As the group leader, I should report these issues no matter the circumstances.
B-D1. Overstepping my boundaries could in the end result in a demotion.
2. Overstepping my boundaries could in the end get my fired.
3. Overstepping my boundaries could cause bad relationships between me and my superiors.
1. Finding and solving an issue like this should result in a PROMOTION.
2. No action taken, should result in being fired.
3. It should strengthen the relationship because of the hard work put into the project.
C-D'1. The issue could be damaging to the company.
2. The issue could cause someone else to be punished.
3. The issue is only known by me and my team.
1. The issue was not caused by our company.
2. Someone else being punished would not effect my position.
3. Therefore the issue should be passed along by my team.
A-B1. I was told only to report to her, and orders from my superiors matter.
2. Again, I may not place this responsibility on anyone else.
3. I enjoy my current position in the company and would like to stay in my position.
1. She is extremely busy, and the matter is urgent.
2. The issue was not caused by me, making me just the middle man, not the one at blame.
3. At the least, this finding could result in a promotion.
A-C1. I care about the overall performance of my company.
2. I care about the happiness and reputation of my fellow employees.
3. I care that the project we were designated be completed properly.
1. This failure will not cause the entire company to fail, just be behind.
2. Their happiness may be tarnished by the glitch in the new system, causing more stress.
3. Again, the issue was not on our part, meaning we completed our tasks correctly,