Documentations that state significant philosophical principles and make clear the values depicted within an organisation are known as ethical codes. For these codes to be considered effective they are required to be able to define the responsibilities of an organisation to stakeholders, the conduct expected of employees (Kaptein & Wempe, 2002) and articulate the ethical parameters of the organization as to what is acceptable and what is not (Stevens, 1994). While behaviour of course, refers to the ethical behaviour of individuals in organizations. Employee behaviours are purposely designed to be affected by codes, regardless of the extent of the script. As much as codes are used to enhance social responsibility and explain the norms and values of the organisation, it would be equally important to consider how codes can influence behaviour.
As espoused by Ferrell, et.al, (2013) the moral philosophy is what a person hold as their ethics and beliefs. However, when viewing ethics in the framework of business, ethics are based on what the group considers to be the best or worse approach for the business operation and its objectives. Therefore, it is the responsibility of a company or its managers to create, and instruct, employees on the conformity of ethical in business practices within their organizations. Managers also should understand that their personal moral philosophies can be influential as a guide to other employee. Moreover, it should be understood that moral philosophies offer standards for controlling how conflicts are settled in reference to people life’s concerns.
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Business Management Research Assignment (chapter 5 & 11) Q1: The importance of ethics and values in business sustainability: Ethics has to do with an individual’s judgment and their morals. Their ethics help us determine right from wrong. “Values are attitudes towards things like truths, justice, honesty etc.”( Nieuwenhuizen, Oosthuizen & Drotskie 2012:95) Ethics and values are important within a business organisation because they influence morals and decisions within an organisation and need to be present in order to promote business sustainability. The decision to behave ethically is a moral decision and employees need to decide what is right and wrong in the organisation even though the decisions may be difficult it still needs to be done. The ethical decision making contributes to sustainability because the employees values and ethics will ensure the organisation generate the biggest profit possible ad at the same time keeping a good image for themselves.
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Ethics are logical and rational standards of right and wrong that guide a human being by determining what a person should do. Standards of ethics include accepted basic rights, obligations, value to society, objectivity, justice, or specific moralities. Ethics include qualities such as honesty, compassion, and loyalty as well as rights such as right to life and right to privacy. Ethical standards are supported by consistent and substantiated explanations. Ethics are a continuous study within one’s self to ensure one’s standards are reasonable, practical, and und... ... middle of paper ... ...make sure the participant is informed of all aspects of the study, the risks involved, and debrief them when the study is over.
According to Joseph Migga Kizza (2011), “Morality is a set of rules of right conduct, a system used to modify and regulate behavior. It is a quality system by which we judge human acts right or wrong, good or bad” (p.12). Ethics deals with the reasoning behind morals, or the underlying logic which leads to morality. Joseph Migga Kizza (2011) describes ethics as, “…a theoretical examination of morality or ‘theory of morals’” (p.18). Ethics, morality, and law are the typical foundation for the code of ethics or the code of conduct for an organization.
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Thus, CSR appears double-edged. CSR is considered a necessary tool that, however, due to the conn... ... middle of paper ... ...d, UK:473–479.. Waddock, S. (2004).Parallel Universes: companies, academics, and the progress of corporate citizenship. Business and Society Review, 109(1):5–24 Wanderley, L. S., Lucian, R., Farache, F., and De Sousa Filho, J.O. (2008) CSR Information disclosure on the web: A context-based approach analysing the influence of country of origin and industry sector. Journal of Business Ethics, 82:369-378.