Personal Ethics Development

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Personal Ethics Development University of Phoenix PHL323 July 25, 2013 Personal Ethics Development In this assignment I will examine my personal ethical system and ground rules including where they originated from. Also I will identify my personal ethical system and discuss the events that helped shape my ethics. Last, I will discuss how my ethical system has an effect in my workplace. First, I will define what “ethics” is. According to (2013), “Ethics is a system of moral principles; the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group or culture; moral principles, as of an individual; or that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.” There are factors that contribute to the development of personal ethics. Personal ethics drive your actions and emotions daily. The ethical principles you live your life by are not a traditional set of rules handed to you at birth. These ethical principles have grown and developed with you over time and many things influence how they are formed. Everyone is different whether good or bad because everyone has a different foundation on which they build his or her moral code. An individual’s character reflects his or her morals and values. I believe this places them in a certain ethical system. An ethical system is the basic morals that define your life and the life of those close to you. This can be your family, community, and workplace. By reading the ethical key terms on University of Phoenix web site, I would say I follow a “goal-based” ethical system. According to University of Phoenix key terms, “Goal-based focuses on the outcome or final purpose, which may be localized, as in business, or universal,

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