Introduction Good ethical practices issomething that is expected of all employees that apply for a job as it is avery important factor that deals with moral principles. It is the principalsthat dictates how a person behaves and how they are capable of handling asituation or activity when given. This will reflect on how an employee performsoverall, and how they keep work place ethics at a stable level to keep workoutput at a high level of quality.
Ethics can still affect many businesspractices in many different ways to benefit the company. Ethics is thefoundation to build the workplace peace and harmony if employees behave in anethical manner it will be a fascinating advantage to the workplace and also tothe employer. Ethics are all about taking decisions on what is wrong and whatis right thing, being ethical means basically doing the right thing.
Unethical behaviorcan leads people to huge problems. There are plenty of examples to show unethicalproblems in the work places can cause so many problems in the workplace. Tolead a company to it success both employee and employer has to behave in anethical manner. As an employee if a person behave unethically like behaves inan abuse manner in the work place, misusing workplace property, bullying fellowemployees and stealing from the workplace and etc. How can a company leads toit success or produce a good product if employees who work there act in this way.On the other hand if the owner as an employer behave in an unethical manner likelying to employees, do not caring about the workers and thinks only about thatproductivity, not paying wages correctly how can a work place become a goodwork place and how the employees in the work place can work in these unfairworking conditions. “The researchdescribed here contributes to the extant empirical research on business ethicseducation by examining outcomes drawn from the literature on positiveorganizational scholarship (POS).
The general research question explored iswhether a course on ethical decision-making in business could positivelyinfluence students’ confidence in their abilities to handle ethical problems atwork (i.e., moral efficacy), boost the relative importance of ethics in theirwork lives (i.e., moral meaningfulness), and encourage them to be morecourageous in raising ethical problems at work even if it is unpopular (i.
e.,moral courage). Specifically, the study used a rigorous quasi-experimentalpretest–posttest research design with a treatment (N = 30) andcontrol group (N = 30) to investigate whether a graduate-level coursein business ethics could influence students’ levels of moral efficacy,meaningfulness, and courage.
Findings revealed that participants in thebusiness ethics treatment course experienced significant positive increases ineach of the three outcome variables as compared to the control group. Thelargest increase was in moral efficacy, followed by moral courage, and finally,moral meaningfulness.”( May,Luth, Schwoerer,(2013))