Dynamics of Ethics
In every professional field there is ethical decision making. Ethics in business is essentially the study of what constitutes the right and wrong or the good and bad behavior in the workplace environment. A business is an organization 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 role in business. In today’s society, understanding and practicing the concepts of ethics is a key factor that many organizations stress among their employees. In order for organizations and businesses to survive in such a competitive and changing environment, managers and supervisors must develop strong ethical standards that can be implemented throughout the company (Lussier, 1997). Ethics is very important in a workplace because all of the work done has to be honest and factual. A company relies on its employees to provide it with factual information so that work can be done correctly as well as timely. The manner in which an employee conducts his or herself in the workplace is ultimately reflective of how a company is perceived. If an employee does not conduct themselves in an ethical manner the company can be greatly affected. But what if it is the company that is not conducting themselves in an ethical manner? Can not the employees be greatly affected? This paper will discuss a current ethical issue that deals with a change in midstream of expectations and ground rules. I work for a corporation that fosters children in a group home setting. The corporation is owned by an individual who paints a pretty picture of what her business offers to the employees that work for her who demonstrate dedication and good work ethics. Professional ethics are the principles and standards that define one’s responsibilities and conduct in a particular field (Shaw & Vincent, 1995). Upon my initial...
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