Ethics at Work

Ethical Theory

          Society is faced with ethical dilemmas virtually every day. How societies handle these situations shapes our culture. But what is ethics? Is ethics an ability that grows in us from a child or do our parents teaches us ethics? Ethics is a topic which many people or groups of people tend to disregard. There can be many reasons supporting the decisions that business firms or individuals make. In many cases, money or monetary gain can influence people to do unethical things either in the workplace or in everyday life. Ethics can be defined as a group belief that distinguishes right from wrong. Today's society is governed through the implications of rules, legal restrictions that tell you whether something is considered, in the eyes of society, to be right or wrong. All of these rules were created to uphold and maintain a ridged idea of ethical and moral values. “Ethics” is roughly a synonym for “morality,” but it is often restricted to the rules and norms of specific kinds of conduct or the codes of conduct for specialized groups (Boatright, 2009).
Ethics and Management
          Everybody has codes that which live their lives by. This is called their personal ethical code. Their code is what they judge everything they come into contact with. For example, if someone asked them to do something, they would make their decision based on their personal ethical code. The same can be said for a professional code of ethics. There are certain "codes" or rules that each career path must abide by. If someone does not abide by them then they are breaking the professional ethical code for that specific career. Most companies and organizations today have spent time to create and design a corporate code of ethics. Management creates the
code of ethics that gives direction to team members within the company and expresses the sincerity of the company to maintain a strong and healthy organization. The corporate code of ethics assures team members,...