Within the articles “The Special Problem of Doing Right in Our Occupations,” “Suggestions for an Ethical Career,” and “Promoting Ethical Behavior” numerous concepts are discussed which explore morality in general for any profession. These concepts range from personal integrity to how we should treat others and why we should or should not act in certain manners. Since these articles cover such a broad range of topics, the purpose of this paper shall be to isolate the three main points found in each paper, then explain and build upon these points. In addition, this will allow for easier and more concise analysis of the articles core principles. Given these points, the most suitable method for this paper to accomplish this task is to explore the media pieces individually while making comparisons as needed. Below this point the critiques and analysis of the three papers start. Article 1: “The Special Problem of Doing Right in Our Occupations” When employees become complacent in their occupations, there is the possibility that their moral values might deteriorate or waver due to competing internal or external interests. This seemingly casual bending of morals might have no impacts at first, but it can quickly become a very serious issue. Whether it is watching a coworker take a box of paperclips home or adding gas miles for leisure trips to their business expenses, it all starts with an employee’s personal value and their level of respect and integrity. If these
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Chapter 3 explains the importance of ethical competence specific to the human services field. As a professional it is important to know and understand an organizations code of ethics, as it will be a reference tool in how to handle certain situations you are faced with. Human service professionals enter into the profession with a personal set of values, goals and ethical conduct but, must always remember that their actions should always reflect the values and ethics of the company they are now a part of (site). In the event of an ethical issue a professional should always refer the ethical standards to determine what action should be taken (site). Ethics are also in place to facilitate legal implications that stem from malpractice lawsuits.
A code of ethics stands for a set of principles of conduct set within an organization to assist or guide employees to making decisions and adhering to ethical behavior. It’s a set of guidelines that must be followed to make ethical choices when conducting work related matters. Code of ethics is an organizations form integrity. This paper will discuss what an appropriate code of ethics is, and summarize the features of deontological, consequentialist, and virtue of ethics in a professional code of ethics. It will also analyze both the advantages and disadvantages of each approach to ethical theory in the context of the workplace.
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.
Ethics is a comprehension of the way of contentions emerging from good goals and how best we may manage those (Noble, 2007). Morals does not choose what is ethically right or wrong; rather it considers how we ought to act better in the light of our obligations and commitments as moral agents (Noble, 2007). We are all molded by our own encounters, recollections, feelings, and learning influencing our observations, thinking and judgment of individuals and circumstances. These elements contribute to a person’s worldview, professional philosophy, and moral compass- the ability to judge wrong and right and act accordingly. The purpose of this paper is to describe this author’s professional moral compass, which is coordinated by different inspirations, interests, and values.
Thesis: The objective of this piece is to demonstrate how the Virtue Ethics, Ethics of Care, and Ethics of Justice have influenced the development of my philosophy of ethical leadership. In addition, I will integrate personal
In order to complete this turnitin assignment, the search engine of utilized was Google; apart of this assignment was to search “ethics” and report its findings. The search concluded with approximately 171,000,000 results (hits). However, after searching the Saint Leo University Library to complete the remaining of the assignment, again using the word “ethics” the hits was even more than the results of Google. There were 182,910 hits from this search using the same word “ethics”, among those hits 126,890 were peer reviewed.
One of the most profound impacts the first chapter of Banks' (2008) book has on the reader is in breaking down the different ways of understanding ethics, some of which are at least in part mutually exclusive. Ethical absolutism doesn't take into account differences in cultural values or perspectives, and yet it is easy to see that there are significant differences in perspective and what is considered acceptable, wrong, or even criminal from society to society and even within sub-cultures in a given society (Banks,
In the workplace as well as one’s personal life is essential for ethics to be maintained; often taking the right action is not always the most popular choice. It is important for maintaining an upstanding ethical code of conduct to be a productive individual as well as function as an employee in the workplace.
The Responsibility Project is a program designed by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company that highlights and discusses ethics and morality in a modern context. The project is linked to many electronic conversations (blogs) that highlight positive social and organizational issues through role modeling and demonstrations of social challenges of the modern global world. This work will look specifically at a short film associated with ethics and morality as it impacts organizational ethics. (Liberty Mutual Co, 2012)
We as individuals come across situations in our daily lives that force us to make decisions that we may always agree with morally as well as decisions that may push our moral compasses to their limits. If you are a working professional no matter what the field, these decisions can come with big ramifications, good or bad. I have come to find that with every individual there comes a different set of beliefs, attitude, boundaries and ethical views. We do not all share the same brain so I find it hard to digest that we all think the same way during the same situations. We may not all see eye to eye on these topics but when you work for an employer whether it be a fortune 500 company or just a small mom and pops you have to adhere to their companies set of values and beliefs. Many large companies have policies and trainings in place to project these values to their employees. Business Ethics is defined as the application of a moral code of conduct to the strategic and operational management of a business (Applied Corporate Goverenance.com). As many large companies do provide the training on Business Ethics and what they expect from their employees many of the smaller companies do not. I have worked on both ends of the spectrum and while the training was very beneficial in my eyes I ultimately think that it is up to the individual to uphold these moral standards not just for the company but themselves as well. Companies may have variations on
Individuals possessing a good understanding of ethics have immense value in a workplace environment. A character that is morally driven and contains qualities such as honesty, trustworthiness, reliability and fairness, would be of immense value as the business' or the workplace's success is highly reliant on the continuation of having workers that morally fitting and literate. Without the presence of ethical business behavior in any working environment, success can be hard to achieve and it can spoil the whole business culture and environment that the organization is running on as an unethical virus can take over which would be very challenging to remove.
In today’s world where technological advances have made our lives so much better and convenient, access to immense knowledge had never been this easier, so much have been achieved because of these technological advances that it wouldn’t be wrong to say that we are having world at our fingertips. Businesses have benefited immensely from these technological advances; productivity is improving with each passing day as it has become so much easier to always keep an eye on employees and increase the productivity that leaves us with a very fine line between ethical and unethical behaviors. It is the Human Resource Managements duty to implement moral codes in organizational structure. It’s the organization’s Human Resource Management job to outlay if somethings ethical or unethical and not just draft it in
Ethical behaviour is what all career people should aim to have. Not just the ethical attribute but exceptional behaviour with this regard.this is because in order to build a career, one must be governed by the rules of ethics to safeguard oneself and others. Ethics are essential in the workplace because a tough ethical code provides a non-threatening environment with high
In their personal and professional lives, people can and, unfortunately, sometimes do go against their moral and ethical standards. Ethical standards are what it means to be a good person, the social rules that govern our behavior. Ethics in business is essentially the study of what constitutes the right and wrong or the good or bad behavior in the workplace environment. A business is an organization whose objective is to provide goods or services for profit. The organization has a group of people that work together to achieve a common purpose. The moral challenges that these men and women face each day along with a whole range of problems that could occur, are why ethics plays such an important
Managing employees that share a low moral is not simple yet it affects productivity. I am the department manager of the shoes department for Sears Holdings Corporation. I will present three recommendations on how to boost my subordinate’s moral along with surpass the expectations and goals of my department during the busy holiday season. My employees are incredibly significant and with them I will be able to meet my goals through recognizing and training them as well as with some suggestions to acquire competitive advantage.