The art of Business Bluffing, as Carr would describe it is “simply as game strategy—much like bluffing in poker.”(A. Carr) However, it could more aptly be described as lying, cheating, and bribing all in the name of achieving business objectives. An article published in 1968 entitled, “Is Business Bluffing Ethical?” Albert Carr maintained that Business Bluffing is ethical. While on the other hand, Norman Bowie, a professor of philosophy at the University of Delaware argued against Carr’s Position, how the poker analogy is unsuitable as a model for collective bargaining negotiations. This reply addresses some of the problems associated with Carr’s position, as well as raises questions pertinent to the real ethical challenges facing Business …show more content…
Without trust, building a stable work environment between differing parties is difficult if not impossible. However, it could be said that it does not address other glaring issues with Carr’s position that personal morality does not apply to business. First, that cultural acceptance for such behaviour, the implication that business operates in a morality-free zone, is a glaring fallacy. Secondly, Carr’s position relies on the fact that when one enters a business they put on their ‘poker face’ and leaves behind their human identity. Not only is such a thing impossible, it attributes to business autonomy that it is lacking. So, while the reply from Bowie was sufficient enough to show the problems that arise in hostile environments and how they negatively impact success. It fails to assert a firm stance against other issues in Carr’s …show more content…
Carr believed that business was like a game, where everyone put on their game face and hostility to receive the most monetary gain from established laws. Furthermore, Bowie refuted this stance by providing the negative consequences of this adversarial environment. Showing how firms, are utilising trust to succeed at their goals, to greater effect than any hostilities. While Bowie clearly established his stance against Carr, Bowie missed opportunities to nail Carr on other weaker points in his argument for Business Bluffing. In conclusion, the act of lies cheating and deception, skirting the edges of the law just to make a profit, much like poker, should stay as a game and out of
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Chouaib Elhajjaji Written assignment 3:“Corporate Culture at Herschend Family Entertainment” pages 318 – 320 (Questions 1-5) Due Date : Wednesday 25 November , 2015 GRADE_________________ 1-The characteristics of corporate culture elaborated in this chapter were the following. Corporate culture is shared, a provider of guidance, a provider of meaning in the organization, top heavy, a constellation of values, a dynamic constellation of values, organic, inclusive of life values. Choose three of these characteristics and show how the culture Manby promotes at Herschend Family Entertainment relates with each one.
Business played in this way loses all its sportsmanlike qualities. It is fit only for tricksters. ”(Tarbell). When you look at Ida Tarbell and what she did you can see a relation with her and Hillary Clinton. They both went against the odds, the only difference is Hillary is a politician.
One example of this unethical way of business, was his way of acquiring “Allegheny Steel Company.” The company was beginning to become quite the competitor, using a new method that allowed the efficient, and effective production of steel. The company’s new method was so successful, they were able to undercut Carnegie’s own prices. However, Carnegie began spreading false rumors of the steel being manufactured by Allegheny Steel Company, implying it was ineffective, spreading alarm to their buyers. He was able to hurt their company and take the the reins.
Lying with Good Intentions There are many times when lying is the best option, the act is reasonable as long as it’s justified. Similar to Ericsson’s experience in her essay “The Ways We Lie”, telling the truth isn’t always possible. When a person receives a notification for a late fee, the first instinct is to find a way out of the situation with a lie. Knowing that the bill has yet to be paid, the lie is easier than facing the repercussions of the truth. According to Ericsson, “I discovered that telling the truth all the time is nearly impossible” (1).
Vanessa Best October 9, 2015 Legal, Safety, and Regulatory in the Workplace HCS/341 Regulations, Legal, and Safety within Human Resource Management Human Resource management, Legal, Regulations, and Safety "Common sense and compassion in the workplace has been replaced by litigation." In my opinion I think I would have to disagree because not all companies and organizations aren’t like that. But, at the same time the quote focuses on how people in companies feel there isn’t any form of compassion and common sense awareness applied to the work environment. Now, it’s all about what they and you can do to make sure the organization or the company doesn’t get sued or lose money from an employee mistake or human resource
Therefore it is beyond the scope of the ethical mind to make the determination of whether the output of the creating mind is in fact ethically valid. But applying principles of the ethical mind in real life and real workplace settings is not always easy. But one thing is certain: if one hides behind a "veil of ignorance" and deliberately shuts off one 's mind to one 's real position in the world, then one is certain to have a faulty ethical mind that makes bad ethical decision (Gardner 9). For instance, the companies globally are now under scrutiny for setting up off-shore shell companies in the tax heaven through a Panamian law firm called Mossack Fonseca (“Giant”). This scandal shows the huge willingness of global corporations and even powerful political leaders
Introduction The key ethical issues that were presented in this case study were quality control, lack of customer care, responsiveness, and harming the customer. The Johnson and Johnson case may have been seen as a turning point due to many things the company did right. However, there were many ethical issues in this case which will be explored more throughout this paper.
(Johnson , 2014 ) In this case , it shows that under normal circumstances the management level of a company or corporation will choose to hide the truth over honesty and integrity .In other way , profitability has override the important of ethics in the corporation .
Virtuous managers should begin by understanding what the facts are. Much of morality in business falls under the rubric of honesty. Honesty means being fit on reality. Dishonesty means self-delusion and in the long term, business will collapse. Honesty is closely related with success and it is one of the business virtues that managers should have.
This statement is supported by Bennett (2014) wherein ethics clearly defines what is the right and wrong things and shapes what kind of behavior the business should act on. For the sense of business according to Joseph (2013), ethics are constructed and decided by each business and underpins decision that an employee makes. When it comes to the business’ environment, a well-constructed ethics is a key for a considerate and responsible decision making in a business (Bennett, 2014). Business Ethics is very important inside the company, it will show the moral standards that a company or business have whether it is right or wrong and good or bad.
The Argument from Fair Play: When a person receives a benefit or reward or some other thing from industry, whose success depends on the obedience to its rules and regulation, and that obedience involves some sacrifice, and he intends to continue receiving awards, the he just obeys the rules of the company no matter how morally correct or incorrect are these
The earlier opinion stated that a business cannot be ethical, but this opinion is not used anymore in the modern business. Today business has belief that they must be responsible for social since they live and operate within a social structure. The key factors that make business ethics is important at the quarter of the 20th century are corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and globalized economy. The culture of an organization, or else we can call it as the philosophy of an organization which is related with ethics have a great relationship with the performance of a business in long and short term. As a business is manage by human being, the people who manage a business
Review of Literature Unethical behavior can tarnish a company’s image and reputation. If a company is unethical, they may have to spend additional money to improve their public image, as well as gain back as many customers as possible. The reason I have chosen to use articles that are quite a few years old and that are not so recent is because I feel that they are very good examples of what I am trying to prove in the terms of ethical behaviour within companies and these specific articles relate well to my chosen topic.
Ethics Program for 2015 Task 2 Erica Young Western Governors University – Missouri Table of Contents Code of Ethics…………………………………………………………………… .03 Acceptable Use of Electronic Mail………………………………………….. 03 Acceptable Use of the Internet ……………………………………………... 03 Acceptable Employee Conduct …………………………………………….. 04 Acceptable Dress Code ……………………………………………………..