Ethics & Interacting with Others Career Management – Obj. 1.02 – PS2.K2
Ethics eth·ics /ˈeTHiks/ noun moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior. "Judeo-Christian ethics" synonyms: moral code, morals, morality, values, rights and wrongs, principles, ideals, standards (of behavior), value system, virtues, dictates of conscience "your so-called newspaper is clearly not burdened by a sense of ethics"
Ethics Personal ethics refers to the ethics that a person identifies with in respect to people and situations that they deal with in everyday life.
Business Ethics Business ethics (also corporate ethics) is a form of appliedethics or professional ethicsthat examinesethical principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in abusiness environment. It applies to all aspects of business conduct and is relevant to the conduct of individuals and entire organizations.
Personal v. Business Ethics In some cases, personal and professional ethics may clash and cause a moral conflict. For example: A police officer may personally believe that a law that he is required to enforce is wrong. However, under the Code of Conduct for Police, he is required to obey all lawful and reasonable instructions to enforce that law unless there is good and sufficient cause to do otherwise. A doctor may not personally believe that the course of medical treatment chosen by a patient is the right one. However, under the Code of Ethics for the Medical Association, she must respect the rights, autonomy and freedom of choice of the patient.
Ethics Practice Go to Canvas and complete the “Ethical/Unethical Behavior” Assignment
Personal Traits Physical Traits – These traits deal with your physical characteristics; strength, speed, industriousness, etc. Mental Traits – These traits deal with your mental capacity; positive attitude, leadership, cooperativeness, honesty, receptivity, etc. Emotional Traits – These traits deal with your emotional capacity; enthusiasm, self-confidence, empathy, creativity, etc.
Desirable Personal Traits Employers are looking for individuals with positive personality traits: dependability, industriousness, honesty and integrity, loyalty, positive attitude, interest and enthusiasm, adaptability, initiative, creativity, self-control, self-confidence, empathy, assertiveness, leadership, cooperativeness, receptivity, and orderliness
Identify Personality Traits On Canvas, identify a successful person (preferably in your own community) and list 10 desirable personality traits that you feel contribute to that person’s success, and how those traits contribute to their success.
Diversity in the Workplace Diversity – Variety; the positive result of people in different racial, ethic, and cultural backgrounds working together
Diversity in the Workplace What are some ways in which people in the workplace differ? Why is it important to value differences in the workplace? What are some ways of treating others fairly at work?
Identify Diversity & Discrimination On Canvas, write a three paragraph essay about a situation at school or in the community in which a person was treated unfairly because they were different. Include a discussion of the impact that this treatment had on the person and on those around him/her.