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Managing ethics in the workplace holds tremendous benefit for leaders and managers benefits both moral and practical With the work place becoming more diverse managers face ethical choices more and more every day With that they must be prepared to not only answer to it but also to set the example for their subordinates In order for this to happen managers must fully understand the meaning of ethics In the following paragraphs I will briefly cover the definition of ethics the characteristics of ethical people how leaders influence others ethics and ethical policies and codes First of all I will cover the definition of ethicsEthics according to Nash author of Ethics without the Sermon is two things First ethics refers to well-based standards of right and wrong that prescribe what human rights ought to do For example it refers to those standards that impose the reasonable obligations to refrain from rape stealing murder and assault Ethical standards also include virtues of honesty compassion and loyalty Secondly ethics refers to the study and development of ones ethical standards Nash 1981 Ethical standards include such things as the right to life and the right to privacy So it is necessary to constantly examine our own standards to ensure that they are reasonable We must also study our own moral beliefs and our moral conduct and strive to ensure that we and the business for which we work live up to standards that are reasonable Now that I have explained the definition of ethics I will go over some of the characteristics of ethical people To say there are specific characteristics of ethical people I believe would be a mistake Studies have been conducted among employees to measure the degree to which age gender marital status and education along with several other attributes plays a part in ethical decisions With the exception of age non of the variables were good predictors of whether
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