Business' Rules Differ from Society's Rules and Norms

1491 WordsFeb 19, 20186 Pages
According to Albert Carr, Business has its own norms and rules that differ from those of that of society. I agree that individual as well as corporations has the personal character of game in business. However, should business rules and everyday life rule be separated? To me business can be allowed to play by its own rules but not be entirely divorced from that of society. Businesses should have the best interest of the company as well as that of society. In an organization, having a player’s attitude is considered to be good for business. A business owner will do anything to keep his business running, even by setting aside everyday life rules. So, Albert Carr’s “business is a game” theory works well in this context, where following business rules where wrong statements, covering up facts, or bluffing is considered ethical in business. According to Carr, some executives are forced, either for their interest or the companies to engage in some kind of dishonesty when dealing with customers, dealers, labor unions, government officials, or even other departments of their companies (Carr, 1968). From my point of view and experience, business can have its own rule to a certain level, but not completely ignoring moral ethics. True, business is a competition, but I would prefer to do it in a right way, but one can say what is the right way. From personal experience, I have seen executives setting rules they want their employees to strictly follow (e.g. attendance, dress codes,
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