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Business Ethics- Personal Views

Prepare a personal statement of your current thinking and understanding of business ethics.

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A summary of the quick test results as you perceive them (see attachment). You do not need to reveal your test score. Summarize the quick test results as valid or not valid, based on your view.

An explanation of why ethics is important. What do you believe to be considered unethical?

A description of your ethical beliefs as they operate in either your current or previous work environment, or an environment in which you would like to work.

A statement of whether or not any of the five myths (see attachment) provide an accurate description of you or your beliefs. Include a rationale for your answer and whether you think the author's assessment of the five myths is valid. For example, are you a victim of these myths or do you understand them as myths?

A conclusion about your view of studying business ethics and its potential value for all business professionals. Currently, as it relates to ethics, explain what your challenges are and how solid your belief is related to what is considered ethical or not ethical, based on what your knowledge and experience.

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The quick test gives good insight into situational ethics in different settings which prompts one to think about their values and what is important to them. I believe the test is a an accurate assessment based on the criteria that forces one to decide their rating based on how they respond to each question. The numerical value associated with a total score that helps identify where you stand is a valid system.

In business and in life, ethics is important because it represents the true character of a person. Ethics dictates how a person views right and wrong which ultimately determines which path they take as they face ethically challenging situations. In business, one may be a wealthy banker and they may be tempted to take the money that is easily accessible to them, or one may be a humble meat cutter in a market with a hungry family at home and no money to buy them food. In both cases, ethical values will always be tested. It's extremely important to make good decisions based on good ethical principles, otherwise, bad things are sure to follow the poor decisions one makes (Epstein, 2007). I believe in karma. Ethics in my opinion are closely related to karma. Good equals more good and bad begets more bad.

Unethical defines actions or decisions made by a person that are knowingly in violation of the correct response (Vallabhaneni, 2008 ). This can mean something very small such as an employee faking illness to stay home from work, even if it's for a good reason, it's still a lie. Or, it could be something major such as a husband who is a high ranking manager in a business intentionally ...

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The quick test gives good insight into situational ethics in different settings which prompts one to think about their values and what is important to them. I believe the test is a an accurate assessment based on the criteria that forces one to decide their rating based on how they respond to each question. The numerical value associated with a total score that helps identify where you stand is a valid system.

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