“Personal ethics, organisational culture and organisational systems contribute to the ethical values of an organisation”
This essay will be focused on how the personal ethics of an individual the culture of an organisation and the organisational systems contribute to the ethical values of an organisation as a whole. It will include an introduction to ethics, history of ethics, the importance of ethics in business, views of different scholars about ethics, business ethics in the world major’s religion and some examples of companies who have a good reputation for following the business ethics .It is followed by the results of a survey on ethical behaviour conducted on a group of managers, an analytical view and a conclusion.
Business Ethics is a form of applied ethics that examines ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in a business environment. It applies to all aspects of business conduct and is relevant to the conduct of individuals and business organisations as a whole.
Individuals have different standards of ethics and so do businesses. Business Ethics means the standards of conduct of individual business people, not necessarily the standards of business as a whole. “Business Ethics” is the behaviour that a business adheres to in its daily dealings with the world. The ethics to a particular business can be diverse. They apply not only to how the business interacts with the world at large, but also to their one-to-one dealings with a single customer.
The word ‘ethics’ comes from the Greek word ‘ethikos’, meaning character. “Unethical” acts were committed throughout history. Christianity has Adam eating the forbidden fruit, Cain murdering his brother. The majority of the ancient Greek philosophers devoted much of their time to developing theories of ethics. The earlier theories ethics studied from a...