Business Ethics in workplace

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Ethics in the workplace is also known as business ethics. According to Wikipedia, business ethic is defined as the branch of ethics that examines ethical 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. Based on this idea of business ethics, I personally think that ethics in workplace plays an important role because if we don't have any rules or moral so to say, there would be a lot of crimes in our workplace environment and our workplace will be no more save.

Here is one of the many examples of ethics in the workplace: on the way to work one morning a person notices a bill (to pay) says a 100 dollar on the floor outside the office of the most disliked manager at work.

The thought passes through a person's mind that no one likes him, at the same time thinking that he shouldn't have missed the bill because he makes enough money. As he went picking up the crisp new bill he looked over at the low paid secretary and thought maybe she dropped the bill after cashing her check. Let's question ourselves, if we were in this person's position, would we pick it up and walk away or would we turn it into the proper officials? Or are we going to ask ourselves, who cares? The way of this person handles this situation shows how he uses the process of ethical reasoning and how he applies his values. The way an employee acts, functions or behaves in one company however directly influences the success of the company.

Curry (2005) talk about Enron Company that is example about ethics in a...