Ethics: The Importance Of Ethics In The Workplace

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The importance of ethics in the workplace is describes how the business will be run. A successful business depends on: managers, customers, suppliers, employees, and even competitors. The ethical terms that trust is built upon in the ethical business practice are: laws, ethics, values, morals, integrity, and character. (The Importance of Ethics in the Workplace - FMLink, Inc., n.d.) This paper will be discussing the importance of ethics in the workplace, as well as how our actions affect not only ourselves, but also those around us. In addition, this paper will discuss the impact that ethical relativism and globalization, dealing with ethics in the workplace. What we don’t notice is that many of our professional decisions
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Ethical issues occur a lot in a workplace, and finding the solutions with the ethical theories listed, can help anybody. Ethical theories enable us to find ethical solutions to difficult situations people deal with in life. Many philosophers have come up with multiple theories, to give us guidance from telling us what’s right from wrong. The theories that this paper will be approaching for this paper is the virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and Kantianism, and the BELIEVE IT strategy.
Ethical Dilemmas in a Workplace
Dilemmas in a workplace happen every day on a regular basis such as taking credit for other peoples work, harassing behavior, or conducting personal business on company tie. Most employees don’t know what to do if they see one of their co-workers harassing another employee either, sexually, physically, or mentally. Morally, they know what to do but, but ethically employees worry for their jobs if they attempt to report a superior for harassment. Often employees work in teams to creating marketing campaigns, fine-tune services, or develop new product lines. Rarely does everyone in a group contribute equally to the final product. If two members of a six-person team did all the work, do the other four members receive credit while pointing out that four members of the team did not pull their end of the stick? If an employee single out one of their co-workers in a negative light, it
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This suggests that helping members to be good people, will build a good society, instead of using punishments and laws to prevent bad actions. (BBC-Ethics, n.d.).
How will the Virtue Ethics resolve problems with Ethics in the Workplace?
Generosity, compassion, integrity, fairness, courage, self-control, and prudence are all examples of virtues. The virtue approach ideals are discovered through thought reflection on what a person full potential can be. For example, Phil is taking home the company’s assets. He pocket tools and stationery such as pins, paper, staplers, and etc. This would have gone undetected, until his best friend Bob catches him in the act. Bob knows that Phil is a good man, so instead of telling his supervisor and enable him to get punished, he tries to explain to him, how he will lose his job, and that he needs to be a row model for his kids. Bob also told Phil if he catches him again, he would report it. Using virtue ethics, Bob will be able to guide Phil to his highest potential, and not evaluating his bad action. Bob knows that once Phil acquires virtue habits, he would be more naturally disposed to act in ways with consistent moral principles, and make him an ethical
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