Conclusion Organizations across the world have established moral values programs as a way of lessening the risk of ethical transgression amongst employees. These programs typically consist of policies, processes and educational and training initiatives that explain a company’s business ethics. They simplify how these ethics should translate into operating procedures and workplace behavior. “Ethics programs is to gain a sense of security while maintaining compliance which could result in a heavy emphasis on rules and regulations.” (Painter-Morland, Mollie, 2008). Organizations have begun to favor a value or moral diversed approach. The importance is accomplishing a match between the principles of the company and those of the individual, so that the individual is inherently motivated to alter their behavior. Programs that deliberate only by a code of conduct versus the principles that the organization rarely help employees to resolve situations that are not covered by parameters. Such programs do not attempt to progress employees’ ethical limitations and accountability. “Advocates of compliance-based programs argue that the priority is to teach employees how to meet their legal
Running head: PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 11 necessities and to document that the company has been fulfilled.” (Weiss, 2014). In the face of business imperatives, they believe that many employees will forget initial ethics training course will do whatever is necessary to get the job done. Managers in many organizations are uncomfortable with words such as ethics and values, as they present vague and hint at directing individuals on personal behavior. In essence, I do not believe that an organization should require everyone to comply with detailed rulebooks. A value-based methodology that communicates compensation for upholding the standards and principles should proves successful for any organization. Value-based approaches are going to be more sustainable in the long term which will be the real driver of results and it will be more supportable because “people are motivated to do the right thing based on a set of values and principles” (Jones, 2005), without having to go through the security of having to memorize or reference a rulebook.
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