Friday, December 4, 2009

What do you stand for?

Moral values is generally a personal view of values. And personal morals tend to reflect beliefs which can reflect the influence of religion, culture, family, and friends.
Ethical values embraces Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

What is business ethics?
There really is no such thing as business ethics. Terms like “professional ethics”, “work ethics”, and “business ethics” are misnomers. The principles we use in the workplace should be the same principles we use in other areas of our lives – they are just applied to business situations.
Sometimes, due to workplace pressures and a lack of ethical behavior by competing companies, some people feel that ethical principles are open to a relative interpretation. “When they do it differently, we’ll do it differently.”
So “What do you stand for?” You can find no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealings and strict adherence to the view that you for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. Human relations – be they personal or professional – should not be zero sum games.
“Trust is at the root of any economic system based on mutually beneficial exchange. In virtually all transactions, we rely on the word of those with whom we do business. Without mutual trust, and market participants abiding by a rule of law,

no economy can prosper.” – Alan Greenspan

If you value your reputation, and would like the trust of both clients and contacts, a strong commitment to ethical values is essential.
Whether the circumstance is business or life, ethical values should be ground rules for behavior. When we live by these values we are demonstrating that we are worthy of trust.

Joann Frazier

President of Empowered Network, Inc.

Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples - SWFL

Women's Professional Network