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Individual Assignment: Personal Ethics Development Paper

  • Write a 1,050- to 1,200-word paper on personal ethics development that examines your personal ethical system and ground rules, including its origins and development.
    • Incorporate the terms found in the University of Phoenix Material: Key Terms located on the student Web site.
    • Focus on the developmental aspect of your ethics rather than on a particular position on any issue.
    • Define your underlying ethical system, its primary principles, the sources that helped shape your ethics—such as people, institutions, events, and so forth—and the criteria and decision-making factors you used to revise them.
    • Discuss the potential effect of your ethics on your performance or use of them in your workplace using a specific personal example.
    • Explain why ethics are needed in an organization and how ethics are integrated into the organization to achieve its direction and goals. What effect does the application of these ethics have on individuals, organizations, and society?
  • Format your paper according to APA standards.

 

·         Ethical Terms

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·         Character: Moral actions based on duty-driven ethical principles. These include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship (Josephson Institute, 2009).

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·         Ethical System: Underlying ethical principles, which a person uses to make decisions

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·         Ethics: “The principles, norms, and standards of conduct governing an individual or organization” (Treviño & Nelson, 2011, p. 17); ethics form the basis for determining the correct action, or moral behavior, in a particular situation.

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·         Morals: Actions based on one’s underlying ethical principles

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·         Values: Those things or actions upon which the individual or organization spends time and money

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·         Ethical Systems

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·         Duty-based: A moral obligation or commitment to act in a certain manner, with clear right and wrong being determined by an outside authority

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·         Entitlement-based: Moral decisions are based entirely on what is in the best interest of the individual, regardless of relationships, the needs of others, or business.

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·         Goal-based: Focuses on the outcome or final purpose, which may be localized, as in business, or universal, as in feeding all the hungry children in the world

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