STEP 3 Have your answers to either of the last two questions changed after reading article 3? After reading article 3 in the Worldview Readings, my answers and thoughts still have not changed.
PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 5 Now that you’ve read all of the articles, how has your view of meaning, ethics and your own worldview changed? What questions or comments do you have about what you’ve read? My view of meaning, ethics and my own worldview haven’t changed after reading these articles, but rather reaffirmed and gave clarity to what I have always felt and believed. The more I read the Bible and engage in my personal relationship with God, the more I understand how God shapes and builds my foundation and why I make decisions in the way I do. There are many incidents I see in the workplace or in businesses on the news, and I ofen wonder why ethics didn’t play a stronger role. But reading these articles confirms that often people do not build their foundation strongly in God, making right and wrong an non-absolute truth. I am grateful for a solid, strong growing foundation in Christ that permits me to amend my own ethics to allow honor and glory to God. References
PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 6 Bay, D., McKeage, K., & McKeage, J. (2010). An historical perspective on the interplay of christian thought and business ethics. Business & Society, 49 (4), 652-676. doi:10.1177/0007650308319739 Beed, C., & Beed, C. (2015). Using the bible in christian ethics. Journal of Religion and Business Ethics, 3 (1) Kim, D., Fisher, D., & McCalman, D. (2009). Modernism, christianity, and business ethics: A worldview perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 90 (1), 115-121. doi:10.1007/s10551- 009-0031-2
PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 7 Business Ethical Practices Introduction Ethics in business is an important part of being successful. Ethics are “the values, morals, and basic principles that an individual uses to decide between right or wrong” (Satterlee, 2013, p. 116). Every organization should have guidelines or principles governing expected ethics from employees. In his article, William Richardson discusses the need for ethics in business and leadership, stating that “when the integrity and veracity of its leaders disappear, public trust disappears and the moral fabric begins to fray” (Richardson, 2012). A business must have strong ethical practices to build a strong foundation of ethical behavior and maintain a positive image. Ethical Practices #1 Honesty is a very important and crutial practice to have in any business. A company operating with honesty not only builds trust with its customers and clients, but also with its employees. In the same way that companies look to hire hardworking, honest and trustworthy individuals, a company must also offer honesty in return. An article discussing trust and honesty
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