Sources: | Ethics Officer Association, Belmont, Mass: Ethical Leadership Group, Wilmette, Ill; surveys sampled a cross section of workers at large companies and nationwide. Published in the Wall Street Journal, October 21, 1999, p. B1
A key component to workplace ethics and behavior is integrity, or being honest and doing the right thing at all times. Acting in ways consistent with what society and individuals typically think are good values. Ethical behavior tends to be good for business and involves demonstrating respect for key moral principles that include honesty, fairness, equality, dignity, diversity and individual rights.
At work, the term employee behavior, refers to the way in which employees respond to specific circumstances or situations in the workplace. While many elements determine an individual’s behavior in the workplace, employees are shaped by their culture and by the organization’s culture.
Questions of morality and ethics can be found at all levels of society. Ethical behavior is equally important in the workplace as it is in our personal lives. Everywhere business is conducted, ethics matters. A successful business depends on the trust of various parties—employees, managers, executives, customers, suppliers, and even competitors.
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