In the following paper I am going to describe the four different ethical perspectives. I will start by describing my own personal ethical perspective as described by the University of Phoenix Ethical Awareness Inventory. After I describe my personal ethical perspective I will evaluate all four of the ethical perspectives starting with character/virtue based. I will then continue with obligation/ deontology based and results/utilitarianism based. I will conclude with a brief description of equity/relativism based ethics. My Ethical style
According to the University of Phoenix Ethical Awareness Inventory my personal ethics perspective is obligation/deontology based. I believe that all people have a right to receive respect from all individual’s. The assessment revealed that I believe that overall social ethical conformity may not be the best resolution. I believe that all individuals should have the right to make his or her own ethical choices. I believe that when most individuals are given the opportunity to make well thought out ethical decisions the people make appropriate ethical decisions. I believe that a person needs to make his or her own ethical decisions. What is good for the general population might not be an appropriate for everyone. I believe that the majority of people will make the proper ethical decisions when given the opportunity. All individuals should first be given the opportunity to grow and make decisions for his or herself. I believe that all policies should be made to ensure equal opportunities and respect for all employees. (The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management, 2003) There are many factors that can make my ethical perspective more difficult for me to address ethically. Occasionally some ethical decisions that need to make will make sense to me, but not to others. The reason for this is that what I believe is right may not be beneficial to the company or organization that I am currently employed with. My...
References: The Williams Institute for Ethics and Management (2003). Your ethical perspective: obligation. Retrieved May 23, 2007, from http://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/eai/3-eai-obligation.asp
Weiss, J. W. (2006). Business ethics: a stakeholder and issues management approach (4th ed.). Mason, OH: Thomson South-Western.
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