Running Head: PERSONAL WORLDVIEW AND BUSINESS ETHICS 1 Personal Worldview & Business Ethics Paper Trina Tindal Allen Liberty University BMAL 560 January 25, 2015 Dr. Christopher McChesney
PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 2 STEP 1 To what extent should personal religious beliefs impact our decisions about business ethics? Personal religious beliefs should impact all decisions about business ethics. If your beliefs are truly mandated in your life, then you have no choice but to be fair and honest about your business decisions. Business decisions can sometimes be difficult and harsh, but that is no reason to comprise the integrity of what you believe in. In 2012, Summers & Summers concluded that from the “Christian worldview”, God is the source and creator of all things. This means that God has provided all the resources we need in order for those needs to be satisfied. Our task is to use these resources properly. (pp. 30). Psalms 24:1 tells us “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters” (NIV). To what extent do your personal religious (or non-religious) beliefs about life impact your sense of business ethics and personal decision-making? The extent of my owm personal religious beliefs about life impacted my sense of business ethics and personal decicion-making. As a new Revenue Agent for the Internal Revenue Service, my on-the-job trainer told me to always assume the taxpayer was a liar. I was not able to do that. I always let the records speak for themselves and I counted on my good and Godly instincts to lead me to the right decisions. On a personal level, I pray and ask for guidance in my decisionmaking.
PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 3 Does it seem odd to connect every belief we have about life back to what we believe about God? No, it does not seem odd to me to connect every belief we have about life back to what we believe about God because He is my foundation and I look to Him for guidance in all situations. I believe that our thoughts, beliefs, conduct and character create the wholeness that create what is integrity. Article 1- “What is a worldview and why is it important to me?” Has your answers to either of the first two questions changed after reading article 1? My answers to the first two questions have not changed after reading Article 1. Do you believe in absolute truth? Is there more than one way/religion to understanding absolute truth about God and the meaning of life?
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