Career Ethics : Professional Ethics

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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Professional ethics in aviation isn’t something that is thought about every day. Ethics affects all of us and the choices that we make. Ethics in our careers and even in our personal lives depends on you to make better choices by considering the rights and well-being of others you work with and live with that may be affected by our decisions. From time to time people do the wrong thing, it’s our human nature to commit a mistake. Some mistakes are unintentional but human error occurs regardless of our best efforts to do the right thing. Other times the misconduct is intentional whether out of anger, frustration or for any other reason. Depending on the rules that are broken and who committed the violations, misconduct can hurt other people. In the world today, according to the Business Dictionary professional ethics is, “professionally accepted standards of personal and business behavior, value and guiding principles. Code of professional ethics are often established by professional organizations to help guide members in performing their job functions according to sound and consistent ethical principles.” (Business Dictionary, n/d) Professional ethics are standards or codes of conduct set by the people of a certain profession. It is basically the expectations and behaviors the employees should follow. Honesty and respect are the two main components of professional ethics. If an employee is following the code of conduct, being honest and respectful, to

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