Ethics Issues
    In today’s competitive and diverse market, businesses find themselves putting their business ethics at risk, just so they can keep up with this fast-paced environment and to make sure their goods and services stay in top of the line. What many of them fail to realize is how much damage this can cause and how huge the impact can be to their business reputation. Many businesses are in just for the money. Making money itself is not the problem; it is the manner in which businesses conduct themselves that brings up the question of ethical behavior.   Business ethics can be analyzed in many different levels from how business interact with one another around the world, one-on-one dealing with customers, and how employees interact with each other. The purpose of this paper is to define business ethics and explain three issues within today’s business environmental that affect communities and organizations.
    Business ethics demand that a company examine its behavior toward the outside world; taking into consideration ethical reasoning, morality and ethics application (Cuizon, 2009).   Talk about ethics is a hard task, because it rest on the distinction between right and wrong. Trevino (2006), defines ethical behavior as behavior that is consistent with the principles, norms, and standards of business practice that have been agreed upon by society.
    Business ethics are developed by the leaders of the organization. "Leaders identify appropriate and inappropriate conduct, and they communicate their expectations to employees through ethics codes, training programs, and other communication channels” (Trevino, 2006, p.15). It is the employees’ responsibilities to follow the organization ethics code and to have a clear understanding of what is expected. Organizations are interested in being ethical because it helps them to keep a good reputation and avoid criminal liability. Another reason is because the leaders of the organization believe it is the...