companies spend more strategic initiatives rooted in business ethics, unethical behavior has actually increased (Bazerman, 2011). Such a company would reflect a non-theistic world view. Our readings would remind us that the actions of Enron leaders are devoid of ethics because they have no individual accountability. Such a worldview lives in the material moment, with no regard for spiritual or even personal growth. There is no thought of our creation, salvation, or eternal life, and thus nothing but material gain and greed.In contrast, one can use the example of a company who, while still large and successful, lives by a set of core values that emanates from the top-down. Leaders are chosen not only for their
BMAL 560ability to produce, but to inspire as well. Employees are empowered to better themselves through a well-conceived set of incentive plans, and groups are rewarded for working together, rather than a “free for all” attitude than can be seen at a local car lot. Leaders and subordinates spend time in a culture of team work, and projects such as canned food drives and “Habitat For Humanity” invite employees to include family members. Moreover, leaders are expected to serve their teams. I work for such a company – AMN Healthcare.Such a worldview represents a degree of spirituality in the workplace, or “living for eternity” as we studied in our presentations (Fischer, 2013). Make no mistake - this is not a country club; competition is fierce, but collegial. Territories and accounts are protected by geography and specialty, avoiding infighting and “stealing” clients and accounts. Ethics are absolutes – with no gray areas to hide behind, simply looking at what the law says. Ethics and personal accountability are a product of “free will” that we all have, and the corporation recognizes its role in giving back to the community (Lawrence & Weber, 2014). Most of all, the concept of servant-leadership follows the example that Christ set for us: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 References Bazerman, H. (2011, April 1) Ethical Breaksdowns. Harvard.edu. Retrieved January 26, 2014 from Brooks,C. (2013, May 24). Social Responsibility No Longer Optional for Businesses. Smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com. Retrieved January 26, 2014 from - longer-optional-for-businesses/ Fischer, K. (2013). Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Basics. Lynchburg, VA. Lawrence, A. T., & Weber, J. (2014). Business and society: Stakeholders, ethics, public policy (14th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Create. The Holy Bible, NIV
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