We should always attempt to make sound ethical decisions in our lives ...it is possible however for two or more people to make different decisions from the same situation. In business it is important that people understand those around them have different ethical approaches.....whatever the outcome ensure integrity rules.
People typically use five different ethical standards to interpret the world around them. Understanding the different approach styles is important to gain a common understanding to the different styles in business.
Here are the basic personal ethical approach styles .....which one are you ?
Utilitarian Approach; Focuses on outcomes to do more good than harm in any situation.
Rights Approach; Focuses on everyone respecting others as a moral obligation.
Fairness Approach; Expects people to be treated equally and with fairness.
Common Good Approach; Looks at the conditions that affect everyone in a situation.
Virtue approach; Based on honesty, compassion, patience and courage to guide behavior.
Whatever ethical approach defines you..recognize the social and business responsibility.
Identify ethical and unethical behavior....... but most of all learn how to make ethical decisions and lead your decisions with total integrity.
"There is such no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity" Tom Peters