Ethics and Integrity Essay

1223 Words Jan 12th, 2013 5 Pages
Reflective Essay # 2: Integrity Article

Integrity: Without It Nothing Works

I have learned a great deal about the difference between integrity, morality, and ethics. From the article, the term integrity means that it is “a matter of a person’s word—nothing more and nothing less”. It is important that one should know the difference between integrity, morality, and ethics. I learned that integrity is more on the commitment a person makes and keeps to fulfill what he/she said he would do. I feel it poignantly relates to my experience right now as I am writing this article. I am truly grateful once again Brother Preece for this opportunity to submit this article. I’m thankful that you have allowed me to send it till this last day of the
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They will have a different perception on your character.

In the real business world, there are numerous examples of this valued principle of integrity. For example, Nordstrom has been one of those that have stuck with their motto “Returns accepted, Always!” Recently I purchased a $180 dress shoe at Nordstrom.com. I was so excited to receive it but to my dismay the shoe was actually too hard on my feet. Since I don’t have a car and the semester has already begun, it took me about 6 months for me to return the product. When I went to their store and told them, I would like to return the shoe, they said “certainly!” and within just 5 minutes my $180 was returned to my bank account. No questions asked whether I used it. They just totally stuck to their word--- to always accept returns. This is a good example of integrity. They stuck to what their corporate belief and motto. Another company that shows integrity is Apple. As you know I am a fan of the company and their products. I had an experience where I just bought a brand new iPad 2 from the Apple Store in Downtown Ala Moana. As I was waiting for the city bus number 55, I accidentally dropped my brand new iPad and it caused a huge dent on the cosmetic design of the device. I went back immediately to the apple store and requested to have it replaced. They immediately did it without any

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