After reviewing the Learning Activities, think about whether you want to continue exploring the problem you discussed in Unit 2 or whether you want to pursue a different topic . Then, respond in at least two well-developed paragraphs to the following questions:
Create three research questions about your selected topic and develop a potential thesis statement. The thesis statement should be no more than one or two sentences and propose a solution to a problem; including a reason in the statement that begins with “since” or “because” is also recommended, and the statement should be debatable. An example of such a thesis would be “High schools in the San Antonio Independent School District should provide tablets to students to encourage more learning outside of the classroom and increase mastery of skills.” Then, identify the type of claim your thesis represents (proposal, ethical, value, etc.).
Have you ever tried to make this argument to friends or colleagues before? If so, how successful or unsuccessful was your argument? If not, what do you think you would need to do to persuade friends or colleagues to agree with your argument?
Below is the information from Unit 2
Most problems that we encounter in the society can be easily solved if everyone was be involved in the process of idea generation aimed at solving a problem. For example, the issue of unethical behaviour in workplaces today as well as in the society has put the life of many people at risk. Most organizations engage in unethical activities such as environmental pollution, poor disposal of waste or emission of harmful substances as a result of manufacturing processes and whose long-term effects on the society is detrimental.
Idea generation process involves the act of innovation. Problem solution gives a sound basis for generating ideas to solve a community problem such as the one of unethical conduct of businesses. For the settlement of this community problem to be arrived at, a problem solution innovation process is employed (Tucker, 2014).
The idea generation process here involves identifying the problem in the community and selecting the best strategies to solve the problem. The adverse impacts that the community suffers indicate the problem of unethical conduct of businesses. The analysis of the problem provides the causes and the negligence of the organizations to control their operations, for example if the manufacturing firms become concerned and decides to dispose of their wastes appropriately, then the community would not be subjected to the problems of inappropriate waste disposal (Desai, May 2014).
The problem addressed here is the impact of the unethical business conduct of business organizations in the community. The effects of inadequate disposal of wastes and pollution of the environment would be an interest of other people and the society as it aims to address a social issue in the community (Martin, 2013). By advising these organizations to be concerned about the benefit of the people, we would be able to combat the adverse effects on the society, both short-term and long-term.
This topic of research is important because it is among the emerging issues in business environments and more so, has a direct impact on the society. Again, business organizations and the people always co-exist and. Therefore, it would be important to address the problems that would otherwise harm these coexistence since businesses would not exist without the society and the society requires these business organizations for their existence. Research on this topic is possible because it involves interacting with the community who are affected directly by the problem. Again, the issue is beneficial to the business organizations as it addresses issues that will benefit their operations and profitability.
Desai, H. (May 2014). Creative Investigation: Idea Generation Techniques. Journal of Problem Research and Idea Generation Process, 36.
Martin, N. (2013). Business, Personal Development, Productivity and Starting a Business . Journal of Innovation and Business Entrepreneurship, 14.
Tucker, R. B. (2014). Strategies for Generating Ideas. Journal of Innovation Resource, 16.