The Ethics Of Business Ethics Essay

759 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
There are many reasons to practice business ethics in today’s corporate world. For years business in America has been scrutinized because of its lack of integrity and continuation of fraud. Business ethics is the modern way for many companies to separate themselves from others. There are both biblical and secular reasons to be ethical today. In this paper, I will discuss 5 points an article that lists many reasons to be ethical in today’s business world. These points discuss why I personally think that business ethics are important. Keep in mind that this article was written from a secular standpoint, and that there will be biblical support added to the end of each point that is made. The reasons for this are to show that ethics should be important from both perspectives.
#1: Ethics help protect the reputation of the business. Organizations can be at an extremely highpoint one day, and the next day totally derailed because of fraud. In today’s world, business are set apart for their ability to have a positive reputation of ethical decision making. However, the opposite can be very destructive. I believe that even if an ethical decision were to cost more money, it would be well worth it. Proverbs 22:1 - A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
#2: Ethics help maintain high standard of integrity. It is one thing to attempt to remain ethical as the leader of your company; it is another to expect it at a certain level for…

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