Ethics and Codes

3301 Words Jan 13th, 2018 13 Pages
It is one thing to establish a code of ethical conduct for an organization in the public sector, but it is quite another to really impress upon all employees the importance of living up to that code of conduct. What makes a code of conduct and how can management be assured that all employees understand the code and follow it's values and guidelines? How do not-for-profit professions stack up against for-profit professionals when it comes to ethics? This paper delves into codes of conduct in the public and sector and provides a review of several scholarly articles that present specific instances where codes of conduct are part of the workplace culture. Public Sector Ethics Codes of Ethics
Mitu Narcis Eduard explains that ethics is a branch of philosophy (a "main branch") that can be referred to as the "science of moral reality" (Eduard, 2009, p. 27). The way ethics works is through the elucidation of "…moral issues through a cognitive approach," Eduard writes (27). Understanding what ethics is really about is "critical and essential for us as individuals," Eduard continues, "because a healthy ethics is the very essence of a civilized society" (27). In fact, ethics is…

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