The personal ethical framework should reflect how you respond to other people. Undoubtedly, this should reflect your personal choices, culture, background and family. Ethical conflicts can cause quite a dilemma. When it comes to the workplace, a person should learn how to respect those around them, no matter how they are treated (Tabor 2916). This means that everyone should develop a form of tolerance, even for those who might seem like they do not have respect for anyone else. Before looking in to personal ethics involving other people, the consequences of certain actions should be determined. This means that a person’s moral compass should also include somewhat of a predictive factor in which he or she will be able to assume the best possible and worst possible outcome of a scenario depending on their reaction.
My personal ethical framework is influenced by a lot of external factors. My parents, community, school, friends and even the religions around me have shaped how I make my decisions (Ferrel et. al. 87). This means that I take into account what others might feel because of my actions, or who I am going to affect. I coming up with my personal ethical framework, I tend to look at those directly around me and I try to come up with the best possible solution that will make everyone happy. You could say that my framework can be seen as utilitarian, where the reaction or reaction that I take is based on what will make everyone happy, or what will benefit those who are around me. Instead of looking towards myself and trying to figure out what will please me, I would rather serve those who are close to me and make sure that they are happy.
When it comes to business, it is sort of the same way. However, in this case, there is less leeway. I will not tolerate cheating, hateful behavior or laziness just because it will please a lot of people. This means that those who do portray these types of behavior will not be entertained, especially if those people are subordinates in the workplace.
Coming up with an ethical moral framework can be hard in the corporate world, or even in school when there are a lot of people engaging in immoral behavior (Oddo 293). However, it will be easy to stick to a moral compass once I can define what I am about. This means that I will base my decisions on what I think is right and ethical, and at all times display excellent leadership. If I believe that something is wrong, can jeopardize an individual, a group of people or an entire company, then it is considered unethical (Dose 219). No matter how many people this action might benefit, it will be considered wrong. For example, accepting a contract bid for faulty items just because the company needs to cut costs is something that is unethical.
When I make decisions in the future, I will first take into account the people around me, then I will look back and determine if this action is something that will make my parents proud, afterwhich I will look to myself and see if this is something that I personal feel is right. Once I look at all those factors, I can come up with the best decision that is both moral and ethical. Hopefully, my decisions also reflect good leadership.
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