Ethics In The Workplace

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Ethics in the Workplace

What is ethically right? Ethics is defined as the study of the

general nature of morals and the specific moral choices to be made by a

person. We make ethical choices every day by how we interact with others.

We make these choices through

being honest or lying, being greedy or giving to

others, and by being friendly to someone or ignore them. Ethics is not only

how we interact with others but is also in the daily choices we make. Do

you think of ethics as being how one acts socially, their religious beliefs,

and legally? Some do. There are eight elements of ethical reasoning:

1. All thinking has a purpose, goal or objective

2. All thinking generates questions, issues, or problems

3. All thinking uses this information

4. All thinking comes to conclusions or solutions

5. All thinking has concepts

6. All thinking makes assumptions

7. All thinking has implications or consequences

8. All thinking comes to a point of view or perspective

Our human nature tends to be egotistical and self focused. How we think and

act toward other humans can affect the quality of others lives. Ethics can

be divided into two actions, the first being the enhancement of the

wellbeing of others and the second being harming the well-being of others.

We can learn to respect the rights of others through

critical thinking or

ethical reasoning

As a human being, you must be a person of strong and honorable

character committed to professional work ethics. This essay will provide

you with the fundamentals of what a human being must be to have the moral

strength and courage to make hard decisions utilizing the ethical

decision-making process based on on...

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...s withheld if found guilty

of bad ethics within the company.

This case shows that the company is determined and following company

practices when it finds bad ethics within the company. It is showing no


According the Executive Update Online, ethics trends are showing

an increase of formal training in the nonprofit, for profit, as well as the

government sectors. The 2000 NBES suggests that percentages are encouraging

in showing that executives are seeing value in promoting ethics in their



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Paul, R & Elder, L (2003) The Miniature Guide to Understanding the

Foundation of Ethical Reasoning. The Foundation for Critical Thinking.
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