Monday, November 2, 2009

What is your "Code of Ethics" Part I

We are all on a level playing field. Out to build recognition for ourselves and our companies. The key thing that will drive us forward is Ethics. Values matter and Ethics count, and for this Personal Ethics become the foundation to everything. So what is the meaning of Ethics? The branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions. And why do Ethics matter in business?

Would you agree that values guide your behavior when no one is watching and dont think anyone will ever find out? So if you believe that every choice has a consequence, you may consider your decisions/choices longer based on core values. Some of the hardest decisions/choices are easier if you have a strong internal compass and you know which way it points.

So let's help each other increase ethics awareness by understanding our choices in our personal and professional lives.

When a company does business with another that is considered unethical, does this make the first company unethical by association? I look forward to your comments and feedback.