Business Ethics: Ethics And Ethics In A Company

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Everyone – Ethics
It is important when you join a company to learn your company’s ethical policies and procedures and to fully understand the company’s code of conduct. You should also understand your own ethical and moral views. If you disagree with a section of the companies ethics make sure ask why they came to the decision they did. Being a good and loyal employee you need to follow the company’s ethics and protect your employer from your actions as well as from others.
Collectively – Culture
The culture of where you work is a big tell of what the actually ethical compass is for your peers and management. Make sure you avoid working somewhere that you think could put you in unethical/immoral situations. Business ethics now talks about how
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employees witnessing co-workers engaging in ethical misconduct, only half (52 percent) reported it to an authority.”(Abhijeet, Aguilera, Caza) It is common for people to look the other way even when they know something unethical is happening.
Management – Management
As a good employee the first thing you should do when you have proof of detrimental unethical activity is bringing it to your manager or someone above him. Handling an issue of ethics internally can be crucial to the survival of a company. Going public with something when you haven’t even tried to handled it internally or don’t have proof that you felt unsafe will be unethical on your part and can put you in the legal spotlight as well.
Be sure that who you bring the information to can make a difference "The disclosure by organization members (former or current) of illegal, immoral, or illegitimate practices under the control of their employers, to persons or organizations that may be able to effect action" (Near & Miceli, 1985:4) there is no reason you should be sharing what you have found with your fellow employees. Respect the process and bring the information to those who can enact

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