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The objective of the study is to provide guidelines for the implementation of an ethics-training program. Obtaining this objective requires attaining applicability of ethics in today's business society. The information provided will be used to improve Cross River's ethical approach to doing business.
The methodology used in this study was extensive research on ethics and how they are incorporated into everyday life and business practices.
Four key points are touched in order to demonstrate multiple reasons why ethics are vital in any corporation. Research on what motivates people to behave ethically, whether or not there is a lack of professional ethics in America, the question of ethically driven business practices benefiting society, and what measures promote ethical behavior in the business society are covered in this report. Contrasting and comparing the lack of professional ethics and what benefits they can have among businesses will give a clear view on why an ethics training program is the backbone of American business.
In the following pages, the research appears in the arrangement discovered in the March meeting agenda. First are five reasons that motivate people to behave ethically. Second is a comparison of views on the lack of professional ethics in America. Or is the lack exaggerated? Third is a comparison of ethical business practices and whether or not they are benefiting society. Second to last, methods determining what measures would promote ethical behavior in the business society are discussed. Finally, the importance of Cross River, Inc. to implement an ethics-training program into their new employees training program is covered.
WHAT MOTIVATES PEOPLE TO BEHAVE ETHICALLY?
Research indicates there are several motivating factors involved in behaving ethically. These factors include (1) Belief in God, (2) Atheism, (3) Moral character and good fortune, (4) Caring, and lastly (5) A sense of global responsibility. Research reveals the following.
Belief in God Motivates People to Behave Ethically
"The highest good of the mind is knowledge of God, and the highest virtue of the mind is to know or understand God. The mind only act as far as it can understand and it s said that knowing God is the highest thing which the mind can understand, therefore, as stated before, knowing God is the highest virtue of the mind. The more knowledge and understanding of God a person possesses, the more good they will desire, and eventually pass on to others. All men and women have a common goal in this world, to be happy in life. The good in which a person seeks for him or herself will be loved unchangeably if that person sees that others love it; and since good is common to all, all can rejoice in it. Everything in which we desire and do is because we posses and idea of a God. The desire of being ethical is born within us but each person has to decide what is right or the or not, good or evil. We consult our own advantages to see which suits us best, avenge ourselves, and endeavor to preserve what is loved and destroy what is hated." (Leibig pgs.10-15). Because God is infinite and the creator of all things on earth and in the stars, understanding him is the most important goal in life. Those who understand God will desire good for others and behave ethically toward them.
Atheism Motivates People to Behave Ethically
Religion, particularly Christianity, subjects individuals to a coercive and unauthentic morality. By rejecting this illusion of morality, the individual can experience the fullness of life and can develop genuine ethics based on human experiences a
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Abraham Lincoln, Anderson,
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Ethics Officer Association, American Bar Association, Western State University College of Law, American Society for Chartered Life Underwriters,
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America, Cross River, United States, California, the largest law school,
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GM, Cross River, Inc.,
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