Ethical Reflective Report

This reflection paper reflect some theoretical discussion about administrative ethics, and how it is apply in practical and real-world bureaucratic discretion and formal rules. It also elaborate more on the challenges facing public administrators through administrative evil and ways that administrators can used to combat corruption, with various self-correcting mechanism for shady tactics particularly on whistleblowing.
Holzer and Schwester (2011, p.350) described ethics to be grounded in teleological and deontological theories. Teleological theories suggest that the consequences of any action is a critical factor to consider before making any decision or take any action, whereas deontological theories focus on the motives and the intention of any action as a critical factor rather than on consequences. Adams and Balfour (2009), writes that deontological ethics are meant to safeguard the integrity of the organization by abide to the professional norms, avoid mistakes and misdeeds that violates public trust, and ensure public officials are accountable to the people (p.598). While French and Granrose (1995) define ethics as a set of guidelines that can be used to resolve conflict of
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This dilemma justifies the need on the importance of administrative ethics to all public administrators, given the endless conflicting interest of obeying organization policy and regulations while serving the public over personal interest (Holzer and Schwester, 2011, p.356). Other ethical dilemma can be influenced by the poor employment conditions such as poor salaries and the organization culture of getting the job done at any cost, without considering ethical

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