Ethics in the Work Place Essay

2556 Words Mar 7th, 2013 11 Pages
Ethics in the workplace can be defined by how peoples personal standards or the lack of personal standards are comprised that can negatively or positively effect a business or place of employment for a person or other individuals. Ethics is defined by a singular person and their ethical beliefs may differ from other co-workers. Workplace ethics are therefore governed by the place of employment and the authority at that employer. For example the ethics for my employer at the Department of the Navy may differ from that of a person employed by a Christian non-profit organization but as I previously said the one acts at their place of employment is up to that individual person and they must be accountable for how they personally act.
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Along with this the US Navy stands behind its core values which is honor, courage and commitment. This saying is instilled into a sailor from entry into boot camp and continues throughout the sailor’s naval service.
This is the directive taken directly from the Department of the Navy’s legal page. It clearly states what is expectation is for every sailor and how they should conduct themselves.

“Every member of the Naval Service active, reserve, and civilian, must understand and live by the Core Values. I am accountable for my professional and personal behavior. I will be mindful of the privilege I have to serve my fellow Americans. I will abide by an uncompromising code of integrity, taking full responsibility for my actions and keeping my word. I will conduct myself in the highest ethical manner in relationships with seniors, peers and subordinates. Be honest and truthful in my dealings within and outside the Department of the Navy. Make honest recommendations to my seniors and peers and seek honest recommendations from junior personnel. I will fulfill my legal and ethical responsibilities in my public and personal life. Courage is the value that gives me the moral and mental strength to do what is right, with confidence and resolution, even in the face of temptation or adversity. I will have the courage to meet the demands of my profession and make decisions and act in the best interest of the Department of the Navy and the

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