Might ask, does it need to pay attention to business ethics? Is not a business and ethics are two different things? Often there is a presumption that business ethics is found only in theory, in fact, if you want to profit, often times we forget about ethics. Is this true?
Previously, we must know the meaning of ethics. Many definitions related to ethics. Different ethics laws or regulations. If you break the law, the penalty clearly be criminal or civil liability. While the ethics violation, the penalty is not clear, just mere moral sanction or sanctions from the Almighty. Thus, violating the ethics not necessarily mean breaking the law. Consequently, ethics is often not considered.
According to Wikipedia ethics is a major branch of philosophy that studies the value or quality of the studies concerning standards and moral judgments. But, according to John Calvin, is the highest ethics of the human creator.
God gave the law would provide the freedom for people to actually become a whole person in accordance with the wishes of the Creator. Supposedly, the moral sanctions are generally not clearly the most severe sanctions for the faithful.
We are often stuck with what is seen and put them as anything more valuable than the things that are not visible. We do not realize that so many things that are not visible, but it has an unusually large portion, and important.
For example, a trader sells a camera or a camera with a low quality defects. Managed to hide the defects that the seller, so it is not known to the buyer. Remind the buyer that the seller had sold the goods can not be exchanged or refunded. After some time, the buyer complained and asked to replace it. The seller argued that the time of the transaction is fine goods. Wrong the seller.
By law it could be true. However, in terms of business ethics, is clearly wrong. From the beginning, the seller actually knows the item is flawed, but it does not tell the buyer. In the short term, businesses do not pay attention to ethics may be profitable. However, in the long run, people will form opinions about the shop, which sells damaged or defective goods. Buyers tend to decline gradually. So, it’s just a form of sanction ethical and moral sanctions only visible in the long run.
The above example shows that ethics is important. In simple business ethics can be interpreted as a rule are not binding, because it is not legal. However, in daily business practices of business ethics can serve as guidelines for activities run business.
Neglect of business ethics not only impact the loss to society, but also for national economic order. Knowingly or not, employers who do not pay attention to business ethics will destroy their names. Proverb says, “leave the dead elephant ivory, tiger stripes dead leaves”. When someone dies, he’ll leave his name. The problem is what is done during her life.
Many people who pursue the “fast money and easy money” with all his power, not even thinking about other people. Will people remember his name because of the money held? Maybe his name will be damaged because a lot of people harmed during her life. We should work well either, caring for others or the environment as well, so our reputation will be remembered well
Business at first only on the basis of trust between individuals. Uncomplicated and complicated as it is now. We can see the simplicity in it, it remains the best simple. However, as the “progress” of the times, the moral standards of ethics also experienced tremendous setback. Ethics is often easily violated because the individual ego is out of control, in this case is a greedy businessman.