Public sector ethics is a broad topic and sometimes regarded as a branch of political ethics. The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA, 2013b) and Thompson (1985) suggest that ethics in public sector addresses the important duties of public administrators towards the public. From this perspective, we get a refined definition of public sector ethics. It encompasses morally acceptable justifications and consideration for actions and decisions made in the course of daily duties in provision of services of the government and non-governmental organizations. The ethics attempts to create a free and open atmosphere in governmental operations.
The ethical consciousness of an individual person is based on experiences that must be subjected to critical and rational choice, as they simply can not be logically derived from principles. However, ethics is not to become a discipline that will only be used if you feel like it and you can see no other way out . A life according to moral norms and values should accompany us all the time and no matter whether at work or in private life it should play a significa... ... middle of paper ... ...mass " is created by protagonists of mutual respect , there will be a chance that the whole system tilts and hence partnership –effectiveness and ethics becomes the general principle in business . Healthy doubts , however, are attached : The current system has proved itself to be extremely stable, and many executives will defend their privileges such as power and status by all means available to them . In contrast, the demand -tion of employees for more participation and recognition is within limits.
The word accountability is well related to responsibility. Accountability has multiple definition in today’s world. In public sector management, accountability is considered as one of the key indicator to have a positive image for the government and the public sector. Accountability is a form of control aimed for the public servants to not break any rules and regulations set by the government. (Funnell, Cooper, Lee, 2012) In basic words, it means to prevent any wrong doings, negative images and also to reduce the number of crimes committed in the public sector management.
At the example from the People Management, in such companies such as Shell, Motorola and ABB, for instance, the individual gets a reward based on the basis of how well it nurtures individual. (2) However, the US' firms reward only individuals and this hinders the teamwork. Society forms the norms. These norms put in order of individual's life appropriate for the social life. From the changing system to comminucater system, no new moral system will develop.
And lastly, I think Friedman is right in saying that business’s only social responsibility is to use its resources to engage in increasing profits as long as they stay within the rules of the game. That is the sole function of a business. Government can keep changing the rules and adding to them but business will not go above and beyond what is necessary for them to maintain their profits. These reasons go to show that the agent-of-society view is not a good one to adopt.
In business, Friedman believes, people do what they choose to do, while in politics the majority rules. But that political process should be kept to a minimum and kept out of business. Friedman believes this applies also to “the newer phenomenon of calling upon stockholders to require corporations to exercise social responsibility.” This is just one group trying to get some other people to do what that group considers important. He does allow, though, that a proprietor not a corporation is free to spend his money on good causes, even though it may affect customers, etc., because he has not monopoly. (If it is too costly he will cease to be competitive.)
It also ensures that the actions taken by government agencies, public officials and civil servants and the reports on their activities are understandable and visible to the eyes of the citizens. This is believed to be one of the most convenient ways of shielding against corruption and it further helps to increase the level of accountability in the Brunei public sector. Transparency can be defined as the degree to which the information is available to public users that enables them to have informed voice in decision and to assess the decisions made by the government officials. Transparency appears to be as important and is rather a prerequisite for accountability in the public
Introduction When we talk of ethics, we mean moral issues that govern a person or group of people. For example, Accountants have the code of conducts which specify what is right and what is wrong. There are several ethical issues in the workplace, such as bribery, sexual harassment, plagiarizing, theft… We are going to base this project on Sexual Harassment, theft, plagiarizing, and bribery. PLAGIARIZING. Plagiarizing is taking credit for work done or performed by someone (employee or colleague) and presenting it as your own.
Introduction This paper will examine the statement, “Strict government regulations are necessary to make companies behave ethically.” It will also examine the impact of government regulations have on business ethics and social responsibility along with the chosen statement. Also, this paper will defend the position of the author with relevant business examples and appropriate references. As a manager, we bring along with us our own concepts of what is right and what is wrong. Every decision that is made, for better or worse is the application of these values to the question at hand. This is made more difficult by the pressures of organizational life.
Since it has been established that some form of government is needed for societal organization, the question of how liberty is most fully recognized becomes tied to what degree governments should intervene in the lives of its citizens. In a very broad sense positive liberty constitutes freedom to – achieve self-realization, or act as one wants; w... ... middle of paper ... ... Beyond the regulation of the economy the government should also support individual development through funding or subsidizing different activities such as education, welfare, and health care. This notion supports the idea of the equality of opportunity which provides an equal chance for all people to advance in life, regardless of their situation, to achieve an outcome of equality where there is an equal distribution of wealth, income, power, and other goods. (63).