I agree that it would be very hard to decide the best way to distribute the benefits equally. How would a person decide if you do it over time or all at once? Utilitarianism sounds like a good way to live, as there are times it is necessary to safe the individuals t... ... middle of paper ... ...s of Business Ethics are saying that people typically use three different ways to base their decision. These three ways are the actions, agents, and ends. Some people look at the actions and if that action was a good choice.
Introduction Defining moral leadership is quite simple and varied dependent upon the situation or context requiring leadership. Carrying out moral and ethical leadership is much more complex when carried out in the day to day operations in life. This is particularly poignant when righting a wrong, or redeeming a situation to help in a process of improvement. Dineen, Lewicki and Tomlinson (2006 p. 430 in Yukl) state a case that it is up to the leadership to lead by example regarding both ethical and moral behaviour. It is also imperative for the leader to set clear goals, standards and objectives and ensure the maintenance throughout the performance of their work (Yukl p. 430 – 431).
Main body Morality is a complex interplay of factors that determine our choices and reactions to ethical decisions and thus, self reflection plays a major role in influencing our sense of morality. Gino and Mogilner (2014) have tested this concept by examining the effects of time, a precursor to self reflection, and money have on ones decision to cheat, representing their level of morality, successfully showing a prominent link between these factors. Despite this, the ability for Gino and Mogilner’s (2014) research to be applied to real life situations is limited by their experimental choices and operationalised variables. The prominence of self reflection within moral decisions is clearly experimentally evident, however in real life situations, an array of other factors are involved. When it comes to moral decisions, it has been suggested that ethical behaviour is largely influenced by the self and ones desire to maintain a positive image of themselves (Adams, Bryan & Monin, 2013).
My ethical tool is the use of critical thinking, which is an important value when it comes to problem solving. Solving problems requires critical analysis of the situations at hand and making conclusions that benefit the majority (Ciulla, 2005b). Since it is a known fact, that one cannot make all people happy, you only strive for what is of benefit to the majority. The values that I have mentioned in the inventory are my strongholds and I do believe that I can comfortably adapt them when working in different environments. My ethical tool of critical thinking to solve problems can be used in any situation to offer reasonable solutions.
There are many aspects of ethical actions. The way a person thinks about his or her actions, the things that the person decides to do as well as how the person conveys him or herself all falls under ethical action. Before this course, I believed ethical actions only pertains to one’s own individual decisions on how he or she acts, thinks or speaks. Going through this course known as Giving Voice to Values I have discovered a different way of looking at what is known as ethical action. This paper seeks to reflect upon these discoveries that I have made and consider the changes that have taken place in my way of thinking.
In conclusion, this critique has critically examined the view that medicine is a form of social control. Discussing the views of theorists such as Talcott Parsons, Ivan Illich, Narvarro, Irving Zola and Foucault. These theorists have views about how dominating medicine can be in society, the power of the professionals and medicalisation how it refers social problems into medical problems. Throughout this critique, it has been made clear that medicine is a form of social control.
In general, in most cases, some of decision we are face with on a daily basic will force us to make an ethical decision in our jobs, homes, and family emergencies. Therefore, when these situations are brought up we need to have a better understanding of ethics to make a good judgement. In short, “Ethics is a branch of philosophy and is also called moral philosophy. Ethics “asks foundational questions about the good life, about what is better and worse, about whether there is any objective right and wrong, and how we know if there is” (McKinnon, 2011, p. 4). I was face with an ethical dilemma.
Rule utilitarianism and Kantianism overlap significantly, as they both rely on rules. However, both of these theories behave in completely different ways when they are used to analyze the problems based on moral rules. To analyze the scenario of Jean as a moral problem from a rule utilitarianism point of view, we must think of an appropriate moral rule and determine if it comes under the universal adoption of increased happiness of the affected parties. In this case, the moral rule might be, “If I take advantage of my knowledge of the LM Pharmacy’s security system to "impersonate" a health care provider and prescribe the necessary medication, I should do so.” What would be the benefits if everyone followed the proposed moral rule? Many people do not get the opportunity to save their loved ones because of lack of facilities.
As our moral principles continue to develop it can, at times, be severely affected by the people we associate with. There are many things that can influence how a person views the difference between right and wrong; family, life experiences, culture, and religious beliefs are just a few examples. Business ethics is when ethical behavior is applied in a business setting. There are many different situations that can happen to cause a person to feel like they are experiencing an ethical dilemma. The important part is to be able to recognize when these life moments are happening and apply the ethics we have learned throughout time to help guide us to the “right” decision.
As you are aware different cultures have different goals and different images of ideal behaviors for their members. With that in mind different cultures provide different early childhood experiences. These interactions are very important in shaping a child’s development of morals. The experiences are influenced by whatever is seen by the culture as being acceptable. Depending on where you were raised and what is culturally desirable this will have some influence on what you decide your own ideas of what is right and wrong should be.