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Ethics Issues
DL Williams
Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility
October 18, 2010

Business ethics is a form of applied ethics or professional ethics that examines ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that can arise in a business setting. Most people think of ethics or morals as rules distinguishing between right and wrong, such as the Golden Rule –do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This is the most common way of defining ethics norms for conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Most people learn ethical norms at home, school, in church, or in other social setting. All aspects of business conduct are relevant to the conduct of individuals and business organization as a whole. Most companies use business ethics for promoting non economic social values and core values. Companies focus on honesty, objectivity, integrity, confidentially, responsible, respect for colleagues, and non discrimination are just some of the things that make up many companies core business ethics. There are three ethical issues within today’s business environment that affects our communities and organizations. I have to ask were business ethics considered or even thought of doing the times when many companies laid their employees off or when they moved jobs across seas, and most of all were the businesses supporting or helping out the community with giving back to those who have made the businesses what they are today in our community. The economy has really been hit hard due to the recession. Many people have lost their jobs and it has been rough to maintain their well being. However, I understand why the issues are ethical but it does not make it fair and these situations will affect our community and organization in many different ways. Layoffs can hurt people in the community, layoffs put the community in a vulnerable situation it is hard to maintain and build stronger communities and...

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