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Choose the best word to fill each gap from A, B, C or D below.

Most people think of 'being ethical' in

business ethics as compliance with laws and financial

regulations to avoid (20) _____ . When these are not (21) _____, as in the case of Enron, the story

makes headlines around the world and has a huge negative impact on the people and companies

involved. Most business people are not tempted to commit large scale financial fraud, though, and

are (22) _____ of the consequences. Instead, it is the day-to-day actions and behaviour of

individuals which present the most problems.

As a manager, if you (23) _____ a blind eye to seemingly small matters such as staff taking home

office supplies then you are not (24) _____ yourself with an ethical workplace. Everyone watches

everyone else to see where the ethical boundaries are. You should carefully consider what messages

you are sending by your (25) _____ or inaction, words and attitudes.

(26) _____ the whole there are three areas to consider in everyday business ethics. The first is

respect. Respect for the people you work with; respect for the company resources - time, equipment

and money; and respect for the working environment, which includes obeying laws and regulations.

You should treat the people you work with well - with (27) _____ and honesty - and use the

company equipment for work purposes - that means no personal phone calls.

Responsibility is the second area, and means working well with others - (28) _____ instance doing

your share of the work - and providing high quality services and goods to your customers.

(29)

_____, the 'The end justifies the means' argument is not one that an ethical person would use.

Means are as important as ends because

good

results are important. (30) _____ you achieved the

results by being unethical either morally or legally then you endanger the business and your own

career.

Do not forget: don't take what isn't yours. This applies to everything from taking office supplies

(31)_____ as paper and pens to taking the credit for work done by others. Also, (32)

_____

you

agree to confidentiality, keep your word. And be able to say that every answer you give is as

(33) _____ as it can be, because if you give (34) _____ information it is bound to affect your future

business relationship. And remember that the excuse 'Everyone does it' just doesn't work,

especially in a court of law.

20

A legal

B law

C lawyers

D lawsuits

21

A obeying

B obeyed

C obey

D disobey

22

A careful

B respectful

C mindful

D lawful

23

A see

B show

C take

D turn

24

A aligning

B sharing

C turning

D leaving

25

A words

B thoughts

C

actions

D message

26

A To

B At

C In

D On

27

A integrity

B pleasant

C nice

D polite

28

A in

B for

C to

D as

29

A Secondly

B At last

C Finally

D Then

30

A If

B Unless

C When

D Could

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31

A seen

B good

C like

D such

32

A providing

B could

C unless

D if

33

A sure

B reasonable

C

accurate

D believable

34

A misleading

B true

C correct

D real


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