Organizational Misconduct, Deception, Cheating, And Other Forms Of Unethical Behaviors

948 Words Apr 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Organizational misconduct, deception, cheating, and any other forms of unethical behaviors are some of the challenges that the society is grappling with today. Repeatedly, the media has been highlighting extreme cases and often costly scams that the public is exposed to. However, the most perverse of these cases are the ‘ordinary’ unethical behaviors that are committed by the people who value ethical conducts but behave unethically whenever they are presented with an opportunity to cheat. However, it is very common for people to be critical of the ethical actions of others than that their own. People are always cautions and suspicious of the intentions of others whenever they to do well (Fluker, 2009). They tend to think that people doing well are more self-interested and motivated by the financial prospect. This paper will explore the reason people act unethically considering their situation of power. Ethics is a philosophical terminology that was derived from a Greek word ‘ethos’ meaning custom or character. The term is concerned with describing and prescribing all the moral requirements and behaviors that suggest that they are either acceptable or unacceptable and serves as a function of the philosophical principle. Therefore, ethical behavior is defined as morally acceptable as either ‘good’ or ‘right’ as opposed to being ‘bad’ or ‘wrong in a given instance (Brown, 2005). It is also the code of values and principles that guide a group or individual behavior in respect…

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