Cengage Advantage Books: Business Ethics: A Textbook with by William H. Shaw

By William H. Shaw

Combining attractive discussions and stimulating case experiences, enterprise ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH circumstances brings you a complete survey of commercial ethics that would consultant you towards changing into a moral specialist, no matter if you've by no means studied philosophy sooner than. wealthy with real-world examples, company ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH situations invitations you to seriously examine and follow a vast variety of philosophical thoughts and rules to modern-day most vital matters in enterprise and past.

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Corporations are a particularly relevant example of an environment that can potentially damage individual integrity and responsibility. Organizational Norms One of the major characteristics of an organization—indeed, of any group—is the shared acceptance of organizational norms and rules by its members. Acceptance can take different forms; it can be conscious or unconscious, overt or implicit, but it is almost always present, because an organization can survive only if it holds its members together.

Why did they yield? Some respondents said they didn’t want to seem different, even though they continued to believe their judgments were correct. Others said that although their perceptions seemed correct, the majority couldn’t be wrong. Still other subjects didn’t even seem aware that they had caved in to group pressure. Even those who held their ground tended to be profoundly disturbed by being out of step with the majority and confessed to being sorely tempted to alter their judgments. Indeed, a subsequent study found that students who stood firm in their judgments suffered more anxiety than those who switched.

Moreover, people often find greater satisfaction in a life lived according to moral principle, and in being the kind of person that entails, than in a life devoted solely to self-gratification. Thus, or so many philosophers have argued, people have self-interested reasons not to be so self-interested. How do selfish people make themselves less so? Not overnight, obviously, but by involving themselves in the concerns and cares of others, they can in time come to care sincerely about those persons.

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