April 8, 2013
Jo Ann Johnson
The correlation bordered by virtues, values, and moral concepts virtually depends upon the beliefs and morals that a person has obtained throughout their upbringing. Many things such as religion, friends, personal beliefs, family and a collage of other things keep people grounded to their personal and business values. All these things become instilled in a person over the course of time. It sort of becomes second nature for most individuals once it is taught to them. This by any means does not make the decision-making process any easier, but it does help to get that person to the correct path of deciphering the proper decision. It ultimately comes down to what is right or wrong is built on our own beliefs. In today’s society, many people are faced with ethical dilemmas in their place of business. Daily, people are constantly posed with ethical dilemmas. The decision may not be the easiest one to make, but they always have a choice. They are not forced to do anything that their heart does not desire. Most people do not even realize that they make ethical decisions at work all the time. A good example of an ethical decision made at work is when an employee is late for work and notices that none of their co-workers or managers has noticed their tardiness. The dilemma here would be if that employee should clock in at the exact time they came, or clock in as if they were never late. This is something I have constantly seen throughout my many years of working. Stealing company time has got to be one of the biggest ethical issues among this country. I have seen plenty employees blend in to immediately and start their work like nothing ever happened. They will take full advantage of the situation until they either get caught, or come close to getting caught. Engaging in this action violates every type of business ethic that exists.
Personal values and business ethics can be very similar to one another without us...