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Individual Vs. Group Ethics

1. How might individual and group ethics or ground rules be different? Please support your answers with examples from real life if possible.

2. How does an individual deal with living under two or more conflicting value systems? Please support your answers with examples from real life if possible.

3. How should values and behavior at personal and professional levels differ, and how should they be similar? Please support your answers with examples from real life if possible.

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1. How might individual and group ethics or ground rules be different? Please support your answers with examples, from real life if possible.

An individual's set of ethical principles are developed before he/she enters an organization/group in his/her adult life. Some of the sources that have influenced his/her individual values are family, community, church, and school. When one joins an organization/group which has its own set of ethical standards and values, he/she might find himself/herself learning what kind of ethics the company/group has and if they fit in to his/her own individual set of ethical standards. Even if his/her internalized values are important, the organization/group and its standards, values and ethics will have a major impact on the behavior of its members and this can either affect them negatively or positively.

An example of this is a person who is a Roman Catholic. This person has been molded and shaped by his/her parents as just an ordinary and regular Catholic person. While he/she goes to attend the holy mass, being diligent with it such as attending masses every Sunday, or having confession and communion regularly, is just not how his family brought him/her up. His/her belief in his faith is one that is contented with going to church sometimes and he/she thinks that it is more important to do good deeds or pray directly to God. In the eyes of the diligent church goers and active religious ...

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