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What is Ethics and Morality

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Ethics can be seen as an internal guidance system that manifests as morals. Ethics function within a social system in which morals are applied since they determine ways in which we can achieve morality.

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A most fitting example of the distinction between ethics and morality is with the precarious situation of lawyers. For example, while a lawyer's personal moral code may see murder immoral and reprehensible, ethics will demand that his guilty client be defended as vigorously as possible, even when the lawyer knows the party is guilty and if freed would potentially lead to more crime. In a situation like this, legal ethics must override personal morals for the greater good of upholding a justice system in which the accused are given a fair trial and the prosecution must prove ...

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Ethics and morality can also be seen as two distinct concepts. Ethics is more as a formal system or set of rules adopted by a group of people. It is internally defined and adopted. Morals on the other hand are externally imposed on other people and relate more to personal character.

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A 2,100- to 2,800-word paper in which your Learning Team explains the organization's ethics programs and overall ethical environment. Address the following in your examination:

o Describe current moral and ethical issues faced by the organization.
o Explain how the fictitious company deals with the relationship between ethics, morality, and social issues in the legal environment.
o Evaluate the organization's ethics program based on the code of ethics, training, monitoring, and enforcement.
o Consider the following questions:

Code of Ethics

o Does a formal code of ethics exist?
o What topics are included in the code of ethics?
o How is the code distributed and used?
o Is the code reinforced in reward and decision-making systems?


o Is ethics emphasized to recruits and new employees?
o How are employees and managers oriented to an organization's values?
o Are managers trained in ethical decision-making?
o What ethics training exists for employees?


o How are ethics and integrity measured throughout the organization?
o Are whistle-blowers encouraged? If so, how?
o Does a language exist that allows employees and managers to openly discuss ethical situations?
o What ethical considerations are incorporated into planning and policy-making at the organization?


o How do managers enforce ethics?
o How are ethics enforced by the organization? How is unethical behavior dealt with?

Format your paper according to APA standards.
Create a 7- to 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation summarizing your paper.

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