By: Josh Wilber
Dr. Jill Hagist
Ethical behavior within the workplace is important to have good communication between employees, management, and end users. One key definition of ethics is that ethics are mainly the kind of values and morals an individual or society finds desirable or appropriate (farzanalibaloch.blogspot.com). The main focus is to show the customers having a successful business between ventures is based on honesty and integrity that will lead to long-term success. This paper will explain the role of ethics and social responsibility in developing a strategic plan, considering stakeholder needs, and will explain how your ethical perspective has evolved throughout the program. It is important that workplace policy with ethics must be in harmony with all laws and regulations that are currently in force in the jurisdiction where the business operates (wisegeek.com. This helps to ensure that basic workplace ethics preclude any pressure or coercion to engage in actions that are considered to be illegal, promote discrimination in the workplace, support unfair hiring and firing practices, or allow wages to be set that are below the minimum legal standards for the area (wisegeek.com). If a company is unethical it will take many years to build back the image they lost due to unethical behavior. Ethics are developed at all stages within a company from the first time you hire an employee up until the company releases an IPO and goes public. The first step to ethical behavior occurs when you are conducting a strategic plan. The company has to realize the role of ethics and social responsibility to implement a positive plan. Ethics have a lot to do with the company’s vision and how they perceive themselves within the marketplace. There are three questions that every company should ask when they are integrating ethics into their business; what do we stand for? What is our purpose, and what values do we have? The...