Workplace Ethics is a subject that we have all heard of. In fact, the subject of Ethics in general is something that most people are familiar with. To achieve ethical equilibrium positive values (those of giving) and the negative values (those of taking) have to be understood and the effects of these values on the business. Successful companies work hard to inject ethics and morals in everything they do and they take responsibility for their actions.
However, in business, there are often conflicts between ethical behavior and business success. To reach the people and potential customers, they need representatives, who can convince the public, about the soundness and utility of their insurance policies and sell it to them.
The subject of business ethics has been a source of great debate in recent years as the heads of major (and minor) corporations are revealed as less than ethical characters both in the way they do business and in their personal conduct. A very positive note in this situation is that a review of American history reveals that ethics, morals and responsibility become more prevalent in the US after a serious financial recession.
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.
It is impossible to discuss business ethics as a branch of academia without taking a look at the relationship between business ethics and public image. Given that these employees’ paychecks come from property taxes of local citizens, they are taking free money for time not worked.