Is it possible for an individual with strong moral values to make ethically questionable decisions in a business setting? Getting hands-on experience through part-time jobs in insurance companies, during college days is a good idea. Ethical businesses can be relied upon to be available to solve problems, answer questions and provide support. Unfortunately too many people perceive that ethics only need to be presented to “bad” companies that need to reform.
The transparency to the specific goals and outcomes and active management and communication of those results reduces role ambiguity and negative conflict and creates a high performance environment where employees can feel that their contributions are being fairly evaluated against their performance expectations, and those of their colleagues.
Wasted time on the job is free money for the employees, but costs employers billions of dollars in lost productivity. Learning ethics under all three theories (and engaging in ethical behavior) has a significant voluntary component. Ethical businesses may not always live up to their ideals, but they are clear about their intent.
In fact, these days there is a lot of talk about environmental footprints and your business ethics will play a role in what your company does to reduce its impact on the environment. In this form, social responsibility is nothing but a modern and open way of flexible management.
Big financial corporations set up insurance companies that cater to these insurance needs. I have an imposing personality with sound business ethics and work values. Running our businesses based on Christian standards doesn’t mean letting people walk all over us. I think we can look at Jesus for our example in this.