Ethics is the guiding force in any respectable organization. With a moral compass, especially in the leadership of organization, a company can become compromised and fall into a quagmire of legal issues, a tarnished reputation, and devaluation of company stock if it is a publically traded company. In pursuit of examine my own ethical lens I will analyze the ethical traits of an admired leader, my own traits as exhibited in the Ethical Lens Inventory, and how I make a decision concerning a particular ethical dilemma.
All people have personal values and ethics, just as they have cultural values. Often times, those personal values and ethics may clash with those of their employer. As an example, as an individual, a person's ethical guidelines might require honesty, integrity and respect. If that individual works for a company that does not necessarily operate under those same tenets, the employee may well face an ethical dilemma. This paper looks into how personal values, organizational values and ethical values come into play in the decision-making process.
Murrin, J. M., Johnson, P. E., McPherson, J. M., Fahs, A., Gerstle, G., Rosenberg, E. S., & Rosenberg, N. L. (2012). Liberty, Equality and Power (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.Last Name, F. M. (Year). Book Title. City Name: Publisher
Past research has discovered that managers react to ethical dilemmas according to the situation. If specific values that are related to ethical behavior can be identified, they would offer strong tools for managers who want to retain high standards of ethical behavior in their society.
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William H. Shaw & Vincent Barry, . Moral Issues in Business. 11 th ed. California: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2010-2007. 211-219. Print.
In difficult financial times, companies face various moral issues to try to keep up with their competitors. Although these issues have a direct impact on employee decision making, businesses rarely address how employees should assess the ethics of their actions and incorporate ethics into their decisions. Often this can be alleviated by creating and maintaining a corporate culture with a focus on
9. Evans, S. T. (2010). Ethics, whether written or not, are what guide us in business. Inside
Shaw, W. H., & Barry, V. (2013). Moral issues in business (12 ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
The chapter that I have chosen to discuss in this paper is Chapter 11, “Diversity and Discrimination”. In this chapter there is a discussion case on Chick-fil-A (a Christian-family owned restaurant) and the fact that the company openly supports groups opposed to gay and lesbian rights such as the WinShape Foundation. Are privately owned companies allowed to openly support anti-rights organizations on any scale? In this paper I will be discussing the relationship between diversity and discrimination in the workplace based on the virtue ethics approach. In chapter 2 of An Introduction to Business Ethics by Joseph DesJardins, virtue ethics is described as “a tradition within philosophical ethics that seeks a full and detailed description
Virtue ethics are focused on a person showing values such as dependability and honesty. Brad would be dependable by ensuring the customer’s safety and honest by correcting what had to be done instead of ignoring what was right. However, he would not be showing loyalty by going against the customer’s wishes, but that could be corrected if Brad informs the customer. Virtue ethics are “Concerned about the inner person and an individual’s intent”; it was Brad’s intent to protect the customer from potential injuries (Newberry). Brad was more in the right in terms of virtue ethics.
Let 's consider this scenario, Jill a 45-year-old woman and vice president of sale in a family owned mid-sized candy corporation have an ethical dilemma in regard to recommending Henry, William Potter oldest son to the position of C.E.O.
Ethics involve an individual's moral judgments concerning what is right and/or wrong. Individuals or groups of people are responsible for making decisions in an organization (shaw, 2008). Decisions within the organization are always emanate from the company's culture. However, the decision to act ethically and morally requires an individual judgment. Thus, members of staff are obligated to make decisions that reflect their right course of action (shaw, 2008). This involves rejecting the option that could lead to the greatest short-term gain. The leadership of most organizations stresses the need to adopt ethical behaviors and corporate social responsibility. Ethical dealings can earn the organization various benefits. For instance, it may attract more clients to the business thus boosting sales; employees could be motivated to stay longer in the organization thereby reducing recruitment expenditures. Ethical behaviors could also earn the business a favorable reputation that could attract investors. Categorically, a lack of social responsibility or unethical behavior may hurt the firm's reputation and scare away investors. Sales and profits could fall in the process.
Moral and ethical integrity is a major factor that affects the success and productivity of an organization because of its impact on the functions of management and the management team. As organizational ethics has increasingly become an issue of major focus resulting in organizations to face huge dilemma, there have been several questions on who should manage ethics and integrity in the firm (Segon, n.d.). In most cases, organizations tend to delegate the ethics function to the human resource management practitioners or department. This is primarily because organizational ethics is largely related to the type of employees within an organization. Notably, the development and establishment of organizational ethics is regarded as a complex
Virtue ethics are focused on a person showing values such as dependability and honesty. Brad would be dependable by ensuring the customer’s safety and honest by correcting what had to be done instead of ignoring what was right. However, he would not be showing loyalty by going against the customer’s wishes, but that could be corrected if Brad informs the customer. Virtue ethics are concerned about the inner person and an individual’s intent; it was Brad’s intent to protect the customer from potential injuries. Brad was more in the right in terms of virtue ethics.