Ethical and Moral Issues in Business Essay

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Ethical and Moral Issues in Business By: Taron Blount MGT/216-Organizationa Ethics and Social Responsibility Paul Kramer Ethics and morals can be a touchy subject. This can lead to many arguments and words being said that should not be said. Are ethics and morals the same thing or are they different? Another question that can be asked is can they co-exist with one another. We all know that morals are taught to us throughout our childhood, but can ethics be taught to an adult? Can ethics and morals be combined with business? These are questions that I hope I can answer not only for the reader but for myself also. We have to figure out what ethics and morals are and understand them, before we know any other question. According to www.dicitionary.com the definition of ethics is that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions or moral principles. The definition of moral is expressing or teaching a conception of right behavior or relating principles of right and wrong in behavior. By these two definitions it seems as ethics and morals are the same thing. They both deal with not only knowing the difference between right and wrong but doing what is right. First to know the difference between ethical issues and moral issues we need to know what they are. An ethical issue is a problem or situation that requires a person or organization to choose between alternatives that muse be evaluate as right (ethical) or wrong (unethical) (www.businessdictionary.com). Such as a boss using their higher position to get sexual favors from an employee or vice versa where an employee offers sexual favors for advancement in the company. A moral issue is any issue someone has with something based on their morals.
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