The Ethics Of A Code Of Ethics

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Introduction
Any organization operating in the global marketplace is subject toscrutinyy in the way it does business. This scrutiny can be both internal and/or external to the organization, with the advent of the internet and social media any infraction by an organization can be made public within seconds of it surfacing. To help offset negative public relations and to foster a working environment that employees, managers and major stakeholders can be proud of, codes of ethics are created as a set of guidelines for every involved stakeholder to follow and adhere to.
In his conclusion (Lambert, 2009) states that the development and subsequent implementation of a code of ethics is a critical part of establishing a value system within the commercial crime prevention discipline. He further goes on to say that, as a value system, the success of this endeavor lies not in whether the code makes staff behave, but rather more importantly, that each of them develops his or her own moral compass to do the right thing.
As stated in their article (Duggan & Woodhouse, 2011) that a bottom-up approach to creating a code of ethics was an important preventative effort to help lessen the odds of ethical stumbles and was adamant that in order for a code of ethics to pack a punch, there should be some substantial input from the employees as a way to arrive at a set of codes that would be meaningful and relevant to employees.
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