(Thomas, 2011). Managing the creative tension, interdependence between individual beliefs and institutional authority is the essential challenge of establishing an ethical corporate culture. 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? No, they have not changed. By definition, A worldview is the intellectual, emotional, and perhaps even spiritual framework by which we apprehend reality and assign meaning to life. After reading article one, my answers can be further explained. Raised in a Christian home, charactoristics such as honesty Ethics and beliefs are even important in the workplace whether or not they are in place to ensure compliance or fairness accorss the organization. “ Compliance is about obeying rules and authority in addition to using your personal beliefs.” (Schwartz, 2017). Compliance programs are developed from comparable philosophies, with the goal of commanding employees’ behavior which informs them of violations within any company. (Lawrence, 2016). Worldview is your interpretation morals, beliefs, and ethical standards with
Running head: PERSONAL WORLDVIEW & BUSINESS ETHICS 4 the application of such items in our everyday lives with any given situation. Based on the principles of business ethics across all organization, most are similar in nature. This, by theory, means most people have comman ethical standards and worldview is not as different as we assume it to be. Do you believe in absolute truth? Is there more than one way/religion to understanding absolute truth about God and the meaning of life? Not necessarily, I believe in an action proven, or details of a situation being factual. There is still aspects of any event, left up to my perception. For example, what were the events leading up to this shooting? was it self defense? Was it rage? The fact are a person is shot, someone did shoot them. Absolute truth by definition, shows truth that is relative, factual at all times, and without remorse to any situation or circumstance. There are many lessons dated from Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle when they spoke upon moral universalism which focuses on a “universal ethic which applies to all people, regardless of culture, race, sex, religion, nationality, sexuality or other distinguishing feature.” (Allan Frosch, Routledge, 2018). I believe in absolute truth and moral certainty which is ethical beliefs and standards should be finite in nature with small opportunity for perception. Do you believe that humans have free will in their decisions, or are they entirely a product of their personal environment, circumstances, upbringing, etc. Yes, I do believe that humans have free will, which in turn are also are held accountable for their decisions. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” (Prov 16:9, ESV). Personal environment and upbrining play a vital role in the decision making process. Upbringing can sculpt personality traits in a negative or positive manner and as you grow with exposure to different enviroments your view changes, decisions change actions
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