Ethics And Morality And Ethics

1575 WordsOct 15, 20167 Pages
The Oxfords Dictionary defines ethics as, Moral principles that govern a person 's behavior or the conducting of an activity. We have talked many times in class over the basic premise of ethics especially in a business aspect. We see a lot of ethical issues within Wall Street, Insurance Companies, Financing firms, and of course there are a lot more. These are all issues on the business side mainly dealing with sales. We all know that sales people get a bad representation of themselves. Ethics go a lot farther than just in the work place. It goes for just about everything in life. Everything from how you treat others, to personal relationships, politics, and religion. A lot of the time people like to put ethics and morals into the same category. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary morals have to do with, “concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior.” So one can say morals and ethics are along the same lines however, morals have to do with simply knowing what is right and wrong, whereas ethics I feel are more on the taking action. To me it really depends on the company you work for. If you work at a company as a sales representative and your manager or your sales team acts unethical, it will most likely at some point ware off on you. Just because you are in sales and you are making the firm or business you are working for money doesn’t mean they will look over your ethical flaws. For example Michelle Celarier from the New York Post writes about

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