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					Business ethics is the application of ethical values to business
behaviour. It applies to any and all aspects of business conduct, from
boardroom strategies and how companies treat their suppliers to sales
techniques and accounting practices. Ethics goes beyond the legal
requirements for a company and is, therefore, discretionary. Business are
an almost daily topic in the news, in business schools, in the workplace
and in our homes. I pay close attention to and what is written about them
in my daily life as a strategic thinking, planning and business
coach.There was a cyclonic storm and millions of fish were washed ashore
and were struggling for life on the beach. A man came to the beach and
patiently began to pick up the fish, one by one, and throw them back into
the sea. There is little point in my telling you what is ethically right
or wrong. You already have an interpretation of this. But let us
understand what influences our interpretation of ethics; our
interpersonal relations with others, such as our family, friends,
neighbors, fellow workers, as well as the media. ethics is a form of
applied ethics that examines just rules and principles within a
commercial context; the various moral or ethical problems that can arise
in a business setting; and any special duties or obligations that apply
to persons who are engaged in commerce. Implementing an ethics program in
your organization accomplishes many things. First, research has found
that greater attention to ethics in the workplace has actually improved
society overall, in that we no longer have to fear poverty due to
accidents in the workplace, and our children are no longer forced to
work.Because of , people in the workplace have more rights, and are
therefore more productive. There are so-called professional ethics, and
in particular - , which includes standards of entrepreneur behavior.
Entrepreneurial activity is impossible without the numerous contacts with
people; it is not designed to work alone. Business code ethics need to be
part of your organization's culture; and recent cases prove that need.
Stories of large business fraud to small business embezzlement are being
reported with ever-increasing frequency; unfortunately business ethics
are under attack. Ethics plays an ever increasing role in our society
today, and environmental ethics and business ethics must be first and
foremost. This has become more prevalent in our society today, especially
after the Wall Street melt down a couple of years ago, and people have
been swindled far too often by unethical business practices. The National
hics Survey (NBES) provides an overview of ethics in the workplace and
the 2005 version indicates that ethical misconduct is increasing. And
this is after Enron, et al.The NBES included more than 3,000 American
workers and their survey showed that more than half of American workers
have observed at least one type of ethical misconduct in the workplace.
Ethics are a part of each of our lives, good or bad. And when it comes to
, the same thing applies, because some businesses have great ethics while
others have poor. If you aren't sure where your ethical radar might fall,
here is something you should remember.

				
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