The same thing can be said about deontology, a person is good and moral when his choice of action within a community is inherently moral and good or they do the right thing. This makes the similarities between these three theories is goodness and morality as perceived by others within communities such as a work environment, a group of friends, and family. However; the vast differences between these three theories are how a community identifies a person as good, moral, and ethical. Virtue ethics looks directly into the character of a person to see if he or she is good and moral and this judgment or evaluation of his character is in the long term. Deontology as well as utilitarianism look at actions instead of character.
Moreover, The costs and benefits to an organization when they behave ethically. Lastly, I will choose one component from Svensson & Woods's model from "A Model of Business Ethics" and discuss how it is relevant for Anglo-American. Ethical Business Behavior Ethical business behavior refers to an organization actions and policies that are synergetic with "doing the right thing" (Sethi, 2003). In order for an organization to function ethically they must establish principles and set boundaries for employees and the other companies that they are involved in business with. Society as a whole is responsible to conduct business ethically.
Leadership, Trustworthiness, and Ethical Stewardship Evelyn T. Robinson MGT7019-8 12/30/2012 Mentor Jane Ross Leadership, Trustworthiness, and Ethical Stewardship The problem to be investigated is: should leadership be based on trustworthiness and ethical stewardship? The Theoretical foundations and hypocrisies of ethical stewardship are trace to a code of professional laws laid down by professional scholars or executives of the corporation. Caldwell and Karri (2005, pp. 254) framed the role of the steward as an “integrator of shared interests” with a responsibility to help the organization and its members of self-actualize. Caldwell et al.
Next on the basis of James Rachel’s argument against ethical egoism will try to answer the question posed. This essay will also discuss the common sense view is the most appropriate way to act in most of the cases. Ethical Egoism is a normative theory, a theory which states how one should behave. It states that promotion of one’s own good is in accordance with morality. In other way we can state that it is always moral to promote self-interest and it is not moral not to promote it.
My answer: In an attempt to describe why whistleblowers face tremendous obstacles despite acting to what they believed was right, I will try to explain by using some of the Normative Theories of Ethics, for example: a. The Egoist (Egoism Theory) may view the acts of the whistleblower as personal interest because the egoist thinks an action is morally right if the action promotes the individual’s long term interests. b. In Virtue Ethics Theory, a person may view the acts of the whistleblower as an act of integrity or courage or leadership because this theory considers the action as morally correct especially if the act involves the virtue of honesty, wisdom, courage, loyalty etc. c. In Utilitarianism Theory, where the focus is on the outcome of action that gives the greatest benefit (or least harm) for everyone is the ethical action, it would most probably consider the acts of the whistleblower as ethically upright because the actions gives the greatest benefit to the public and the society as a whole.
Key Terms Character plays a vital role in an individual’s personal ethics. Character encompasses the moral actions based on duty-driven ethical principles. These include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship (Josephson Institute, 2009). Personal ethics will most certainly be the core ingredient in a person’s ability to success determines the ethical business behavior, which is “behavior that is consistent with the principles, norms, and standards of business practice that have been agreed upon by society” (Trevino & Nelson, 2007, p. 19). In business there will be many times when an organization’s leadership will need to decide the culture and ethical dilemma procedures.
This paper will review the potential issues ethics as it relates to foreign markets, the importance of establishing a culture where values play a significant role, and a mitigating strategy that will address any public relations crisis. Social and Financial Responsibility “Social responsibility, another term for good citizenship, means producing sound products or reliable services that don’t threaten the environment and contributing positively to the social, political and economic health of society” (Newsom, Turk, & Kruckeberg, 2004, p. 149). Paying the employees fair wages will be important is how business is conducted. If the employees felt compensated well and fairly, the effort to manufacture and ship high quality products will benefit the company. It will essential to establish complete compliance with regulatory and environmental policies of both China and Australia.
This principle leads to the responsibility that Nike workers should receive a “living wage” by utilitarianism asserting that the action we should produce should be “the greatest good for the greatest number”. To Nike, being an ethical business should be important because if society finds you to be unethical in any way then they may not purchase their product because they do not support Nike’s choices. Along these same lines, one other principle that could be considered in the Nike case would be the principle of justice which involves the fair treatment of each person. In branching off of these two philosophies, the guidelines of the WRC seem most appropriate to me in that they account for the highest “living wage” that
Ethics Reflection Paper Name Strategic Planning & Implementation/581 Date Instructor’s Name Ethics Reflection Paper Ethics are the principles, values, and beliefs that provide a basic framework that businesses may choose to follow to set standards for what is right and wrong behavior in the workplace (Pearce & Robinson, 2011). Ethics is the means of deciding a course of action. According to Pearce and Robinson (2011), “ethical standards reflect not a universally accepted code, but rather the end product of a process of defining and clarifying the nature and content of human interaction.” Corporate social responsibility (CSR) embraces a company’s ethical policies to encourage employees to reach out to the community, including stakeholders with a positive impact to protect the company’s assets as well as promote a healthy secure work environment. Personal ethical standards help contribute to the decision and behavior of an organization to develop a strategic plan. The purpose of this paper is to explain the role of ethics and social responsibility in developing a strategic plan while considering stakeholder needs and explain how my ethical perspective has evolved throughout the masters program at University of Phoenix.
This is known as the “Character Ethic”. In the long term, it is easier to be motivated by such principles of integrity and goodness. Your character should not be based on a false public image, hypocritical attitudes and behaviors, or superficial techniques for human interaction/manipulation. That would be known as the “Personality Ethic”. If your principles were based solely on the “Personality Ethic”, you may achieve short-term success, but people will eventually see through your dishonest motives and cease to trust you.