The business of business is inherently a transaction. You’re not paying someone else to do your work for you. You are a service provider, and that means you’re giving up your time to help someone else make a profit. One of the greatest mistakes people make when trying to make or improve their businesses is using their personal time and resources to make decisions that aren’t in the best interest of their company.
Business ethics is a topic I often find myself dealing with with clients and, to a lesser extent, myself. I think it has a lot to do with how you use your own time and resources. When you are on a business trip, for example, youre probably not paying for airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, or any of the other costs. Youre probably just giving up your time (and money) so that they can do their job.
I think for most people, being ethical means sacrificing their time and money, and taking all of that time off to get a job or to care for a sick child or to pay the bills. I don’t think anyone would ever consider that unethical. I think we often believe that just because we are making a decision that isnt in the best interest of our company or our clients, that we can just sit back and be ethical.
Business ethics is a tough issue in life, and there are a lot of people who are in ethical trouble. You have to be able to see how your actions will affect the people around you. You have to think about how your actions will affect your coworkers, the managers, the clients, and the customers you deal with. You have to consider your own family, your partner, your children, your friends, and your neighbors.
It’s not just about the ethics of our decisions, it’s also about our behavior in general. It’s about how we act as an individual and how we act as a representative of a business. When you get to a point where you have to make a life-and-death decision about whether or not to do something, you’ve reached a point where you have to consider how the actions you’re about to take will affect others.
We all know that people who have to make business decisions have to consider how their decisions will affect other people. For example, if you are a salesperson who has to decide whether or not to buy a product, you have to consider how it will impact your boss, your co-workers, your colleagues, and your customers. This is also true of when you are in the leadership position, because you have to make decisions about what kind of leadership you will be.
This leads us to an interesting point. Does making business decisions and making a decision about a company’s ethics have to be the same? Of course not. The difference here is that when you’re making the decision about whether to buy a product, you’re making an ethical decision. When you make a business decision, you are making a decision that affects the other people in the company and the community.
It might make you feel good to know that every decision you make has to be made in good conscience. Of course, when you make a decision about an ethical issue, the problem isn’t that you have made an ethical decision. The problem is that you have made a moral decision.
The problem is that making an ethical decision is often so hard because it is so easy to backpedal. When you make an ethical decision, you may have a moral dilemma, but you might also have other moral dilemmas. Because making an ethical decision is so easy to do wrong, it has become so difficult to do right. Ethical decisions are not just about making a moral decision.
So why do we make ethical decisions? Because we often choose to and because we’re often aware that we’re doing it. And if you aren’t sure what you are doing, making the moral decision can seem like a real challenge. In fact, moral decisions are rarely made by people who are aware of it.