CASE 1: ethics vs. profit
What are the ethical problems mentioned in this particular case and what are the probable causes of these problem? The ethical problems mention in the first case are: every managers are pressured in the new regulations set by the top management in order for them to stay in their position as a manager and another problems is that because of the new system of the company, most of the sales personnel felt pressure to reduce the quality control of their production that may reduce in rejection of the product. These are the effects of the changes of the system of the company. Probable cause of this is that, company didn’t consult first to their employees most especially to every department managers’ of what are their plans for the betterment of the company. They must first ask for recommendation or even suggestions from every manager. The success of the company is also the success of every employee. Ethics must be applied in this kind of situation in order to prevent misunderstanding of both parties.
Is it alright to do something illegal or unethical to maintain the company’s image and profitability? We all know that doing illegal things are not right. Yes, we sometimes do illegal or unethical things for some reason but we must not tolerate ourselves with this kind of thing. I remember a quote that can be applied in this kind of situation. It says, “Walang sikretong hindi nabubunyag!” We know that we secretly do illegal or unethical thing so that people might not think negative about us or about the company. We put up business in order to gain profit. And in my case, I’m much happier if I had gain profit in doing right things. Sometimes I lie but then my conscientious still reigns. Being one of the top management for example, we must think many times first before we decide. We sometimes regret in the end but if we did the right thing, we won’t feel the regrets it might bring but instead be happy that we still do the right thing not...
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