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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.


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

Means are as important as ends because


results are important. (30) _____ you achieved the

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


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)



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.


A legal

B law

C lawyers

D lawsuits


A obeying

B obeyed

C obey

D disobey


A careful

B respectful

C mindful

D lawful


A see

B show

C take

D turn


A aligning

B sharing

C turning

D leaving


A words

B thoughts



D message


A To

B At

C In

D On


A integrity

B pleasant

C nice

D polite


A in

B for

C to

D as


A Secondly

B At last

C Finally

D Then


A If

B Unless

C When

D Could

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A seen

B good

C like

D such


A providing

B could

C unless

D if


A sure

B reasonable



D believable


A misleading

B true

C correct

D real

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