At the Opus College of Business we believe that the purpose of business – any business – is to advance the common good by thinking critically, acting wisely and working skillfully in whatever capacity you serve. I would also posit that it is beneficial to ensuring the consideration of ethics: a business that seeks to make repeated sales, over time, can generally be counted on to treat its customers better than a fly-by-night operation. Business ethicists seek to understand the ethical contours of, and devise principles of right action for, business activity.
His companies have business interests in at least 20 countries Most are licensing arrangements in which the Trump name appears on various projects in return for a share of the profits or a fixed fee. Thus far, I have considered ethics only in the negative view – that which is wrong, evil, or harmful.
If the ethics of a mission are to be evaluated, a separate evaluation must be performed on each goal, and the results compounded – presuming that a goal may be assessed. With these topics and more, I’ll introduce you to the best ways you can be successful in planning, building, and implementing an ethical framework in your business, in Business Ethics.
Ostensibly, the purpose of a business is communicated through its mission statement. The style and level of dialogue involve all who are interested in business ethics – the business community, universities, government agencies and consumer groups. Decisions and actions of the individuals who compose the business decide or to act, and not all decisions or actions are made in interests of the business.
This trend is consistent with other companies – retail or otherwise – that provide alternative reporting mechanisms as part of a comprehensive ethics and compliance program. There is some danger in assigning responsibility for an action to an individual or entity simply because they derive a benefit from that action.