Ethics Reflection Paper

1082 Words Nov 25th, 2010 5 Pages
Ethics Reflection Paper
Lourdes Munoz
STR/581 Strategic Planning & Implementation
September 2nd, 2010
Gary Solomon

Abstract
Ethics and Social responsibility resides in an important set of our own personal values. When it comes to Business matter and operation the customer must feel confidence and this has been taken for granted several times on recent corporate scandals and collapses, a perfect example of missed conducted ethic and responsibility is Enron. Is extremely important for companies to incorporate ethics and responsibilities to their strategic planning. Strategic planning using ethics and responsibility corresponds to company who are engaged with customer face to face or their involvement is not physical or direct
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What is ethics? According to authors Andre and Velasquez, ethics has two parts. First, it refers to well base standards of right and wrong behavior. What individuals ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, and benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. Second, it refers to continually examining our moral beliefs and moral conduct, and striving to live up to these well based standards (Andre, C, Velesquez, M., 1987).
Many companies around the world have left their customers in a state of frustration or distrust to specific businesses resulting in an analysis from regulatory authorities and government. Creating a high standard on ethical issues and integrating ethics to the strategic planning can build a great corporate image for stakeholders and the organization. Integrating to the strategic planning a disciplinary policy to manage integrity in the business. There are specific strategies to incorporate to a plan for ethical manners and the first will be to be explicit on the ethical goals and criteria of the company. Second to demonstrate the commitment to the first one. Third, to communicate and train employees in order to behave and act using their criteria making decisions for the company based on their goals. Four monitor the employees’ behavior and decisions in the company. For last, maintain on-going proactive integrity…

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