The principals of conduct within organizations that guide decision making and behavior. It tells the different between “right & wrong”. Better strategic management is not possible without good business ethics; organizations having good ethics are doing good business!
Ethics related issues include but not limited to the following; product safety, sexual harassment,AIDS,smoking,political & religious talks,dress code,sharing confidential information outside organization and inappropriate gifts.
Following are the code of ethics and conducts of some major companies:
There are many ethical question arises after inclusion of Internet in workplace. However, in today’s world organization is dead in absence of Internet therefore it become a critical requirement for doing business.
Following are few examples for breaching business ethics:
1. Doing personal business at workplace.
2. Sending religious emails
3. Hacking someone network/system using workplace Internet facility.
4. Watch/downloading inappropriate contents.
In short, organization values, culture, policies, decisions and reputation are based on business ethics.