You Have to Promise Not to Tell a Soul, by Rick Brenner You’re at lunch with one of your buddies, who’s obviously upset. You ask why. “You have to promise not to tell a soul,” is the response. You promise. And there the trouble begins. Someone, sometime in the past month, has probably asked you, […]
March 3, 2009 Harvard Medical School in Ethics Quandary By DUFF WILSON BOSTON — In a first-year pharmacology class at Harvard Medical School, Matt Zerden grew wary as the professor promoted the benefits of cholesterol drugs and seemed to belittle a student who asked about side effects. Mr. Zerden later discovered something by searching online […]
Posted on 27. Feb, 2009 by admin.
Rana Group asked: By the time this article goes to print all of us will surely have had our fill of news reports about Conrad Black’s infamous lawsuit. We’ll likely be numb to the never ending allegations of fraudulent practices at Nortel. But, how many of us as human resource professionals will be asking, ‘What […]
Posted on 26. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Grant Eckert asked: Perhaps history’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale, gave her name to the earliest version of today’s Code of Ethics back in 1893, when a “Nightingale Pledge” was established. In 1926, The American Journal of Nursing published a provisional code, although it wasn’t formally accepted by the American Nursing Association until over 30 […]
Natalie Rhoden asked: We’ve all heard these rules to live by: Don’t hurt, don’t steal, don’t lie, and the more famous “Do unto others as you would have done to you.” In our personal lives most people try to follow these rules. Ethics are often thought of by many as something that is related to […]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Basecamp International Centers asked: Yingor Development Foundation is a non-profit organizaton that strives to help with community development, HIV education and civic education projects. Through a series of programs in which they visit different communities, they work hard to educate as many people as possible in these areas. Once the clinic is built, it will […]
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has identified these seven key themes of Catholic Social Teaching:  Sanctity of human life and dignity of the person The foundational principle of all Catholic social teachings is the sanctity of human life. Catholics believe in an inherent dignity of the human person starting from conception through […]
Social justice, sometimes called civil justice, refers to the concept of a society in which justice is achieved in every aspect of society, rather than merely the administration of law. It is generally thought of as a world which affords individuals and groups fair treatment and an impartial share of the benefits of society. (Different […]
Businesses still do not understand that customer loyalty begins with executive leadership who demonstrates consistent ethics and values found within the organization’s strategic business action plan. When the executive leadership behaves badly, these actions are shared inside and outside of the organization. For example, Indiana is an at will employer. Businesses can terminate employees without […]
Posted on 24. Feb, 2009 by admin.
Walk through the aisles of any grocery story or even convenience store, pick up any product and you will see an expiration date. These dates are for your consumer safety as well as to receive the most benefit from the nutrients within the food product. Yet, recently, I have come to observe that many individuals […]
Recent Scandals In the wake of the Blagojevich scandal, others come to mind. The foibles of Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, former Florida Congr ssman Mark Foley and retiring Idaho Senator Larry Craig, to name a few. In the corporate area, Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme, caps off years of scandalous reports about Enron, […]
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Justin Shomper asked: Ethics and high morality are in high demand today especially among corporate America, and specifically within the accounting profession. After the ethical failures of Enron and WorldCom, a public outcry for future preventative measures resonated throughout the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the accounting community at large. Consequently, the […]
Mary McCauley asked: My upbringing was in a strict Protestant family. With a father like Lyman Beecher, who was considered one of the leading religious orators of the times, I had no recourse but to be bestowed the heritage of religious ethics. Our entire family was imbued with holy rights and unholy wrongs. Father was […]
Basecamp International Centers asked: The MECD organization is the National board of directors in charge of the entire country education system, they work toward a free education in urbans semi-urbans and rural zones as well, throughout the whole country. In the rural areas they only can afford to have elementary schools, but in larger communities […]
Guy Kingston asked: It seems that Ethics is a growth industry. There are even advertisements in the newspapers for “professional ethicists”. Does this mean that we are getting more ethical? Are we at the place of which Plato dreamed, where “kings are philosophers and philosophers are kings”. Alas, the opposite seems to be true. The […]
Rajeev Rajagopal asked: In today’s marketing world, the Internet is the perfect marketing and communication tool to ensure success for your small business. With the support of a mall business Internet marketing company, you can advertise your company’s name, product or service on the Internet. An attractive and fast website improves your search engine placement. […]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Paul Justice asked: Despite the current conditions that American face today, Pennsylvania is expecting change. This change is coming from the way that businesses do business with one another and how industries interact with one another. This change comes from the recent events that have been sweeping our nation at a increased rate. In order […]
John Platania asked: At the foundation of every business is a philosophy, a conscience if you will; businesses cannot function without these. This applies to both online and offline businesses. What drives the conscience of a business, however, is a set of rules that everyone knows and follows. These rules, or ethics, are considered obligatory […]
Pardeep Kumar Sharma asked: SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH HEALTH CARE We hardly come across a person who may be fully satisfied with the health care delivery system run by either the government or the private sector. This is true not only for developing but for all the developed countries as well. Every law abiding, contributing individual […]
George Collins asked: The thing about branding is that you do not want to brand yourself with everything. The best thing is to brand yourself with one or possibly two things. The best thing is really one. Some people we work with are branded as a master marketer online. So you brand yourself with the […]
Dr. Anuj Gupta asked: In this particular SEO industry, there are several SEO experts can come in different sections with different principles. They can not all work by themselves and ensure each site unique. Because they believe that each site require different phenomenal work to obtain successful SERP. On the other side of the […]
Posted on 18. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Gareth Kane asked: 1. You are wasting money Between 2006 and 2008 I carried out simple half-day environmental health checks in 26 businesses ranging from catering through printing, engineering and construction to major pharmaceutical companies. I identified an average saving in waste, raw material, energy and water costs of £175,000 per annum, per company. And […]
Naz Daud asked: Business Ethics have only come to the fore recently. They state that there is more to business than just making a profit. The new focus is also on how the business treats the environment, reacts with the local community and works with its staff to build a responsible company that is both […]
Posted on 17. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Gorazd Andrejc asked: You can find very different attitudes towards environment and global warming problem among Christians. There are of course Christians who simply do not care and do not see any real connection between their religion and the idea to save the planet. Religion is about saving humanity, spiritually speaking, not the planet, right? […]
Posted on 14. Feb, 2009 by admin.
William King asked: Business ethics are a matter of much debate. Every MBA entrant is taught the meaning of them, and yet many will never follow these guidelines in their real life careers. It has become a vast and complex field, and is the subject of much research. Business ethics encompass a large and significant […]
by Rick Brenner When did you last receive an email message with a “tweaking CC”? Probably yesterday. A tweaking CC is usually a CC to your boss or possibly the entire known universe, designed to create pressure by exposing embarrassing information. Maria opened her inbox one morning and found, among the usual meeting announcements, deadline […]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Sunita Attri asked: Copying someone\’s work has never had any respect – not in the past, not today, not in school, not at work and especially not in business. There are copyright issues that you will have to adhere to as an internet marketing business owner. Otherwise, you could violate ethical issues and even get […]
Gen Wright asked: These days technology is rising quickly, and it still does because it makes people’s life easier. Nowadays the web is used to do pretty much anything, from finding basic to complex information, meeting new people and even buying and selling products. Not like the old day when people need to buy something […]
Posted on 12. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Toby Marshall asked: Do large newspaper ads work and are they value for money? In the days before My Career, Seek and Monster the answer was sometimes. Today it’s NEVER. Australia is unusual in having large numbers of expensive recruitment ads at the front of the papers. Some countries have a few but nothing to […]
mohammad amin ansari asked: “Modern man is not the man who goes off to discover himself, his secrets, his hidden truth; he is the man who tries to invent himself. This modernity does not ‘liberate man in his own being’: It compels him to face the task of producing himself.” Baudelaire In this paper an […]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Tatiana Velitchkov asked: What is Nanotechnology and why should I care about it? Nanotechnology, referred to commonly as molecular manufacturing, is making huge strides within scientific and government communities. Despite its growth and the potential impact it will have on society at large, too little emphasis has been placed on the ethical considerations of nanotechnology […]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Caroline Poynton asked: In a capitalist market seemingly obsessed with profit, the green bandwagon suddenly appears rather ironically overloaded with corporates. Whether it be big brand retailers, such as Tesco, or technology giants, such as BSkyB, business now seems intent on winning the hearts and pockets of the environmentally-conscious consumer. Financial-services firms are the latest […]
C. Read asked: Martin Gilbert is a historical writing phenomenon; a historian without peer in many areas; and an intellectual giant in Churchilliana. Again he has produced another valuable niche product in the vast compendium of Churchill related works, this one centred on Churchill’s 70-year relationship with Jews, Zionism and post 1947 Israel. Even if […]
everyclick.com asked: If Christmas really is the season of peace and goodwill why not start planning now to make it a truly ethical occasion for yourself and your loved ones? Charitable gestures in this season of giving are so easy to make at a cost which would even have Scrooge smiling with approval. Just what […]
Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by dorim.
Bharat Book Bureau asked: Ethical product development is now a major issue in the industry, and this trend includes the use and promotion of sustainable packaging formats. Ethical packaging is being driven by consumer environmental concern, retailer pressure and the development and promotion of manufacturer CSR. Retailers and manufacturers must be seen to be contributing […]
Janet Atwell asked: My children are grown. My daughter will soon be 31, she has two daughters that are 9 and 10, and my son just turned 25 a couple of months ago, he has a 2-year-old son. I have been watching them with their children and I see many of the parental characteristics in […]
Posted on 08. Feb, 2009 by admin.
Martha Vasquez asked: Business ethics is an interesting branch of business theory, primarily because of the fact that they are inherently interesting in a market economy. People tend to be extremely distrustful of corporations in market economies and the bigger they are, the worse that problem of trust usually gets. Business ethics therefore are politically […]
Avdhesh asked: Hundreds and thousands of people have made use of the Internet in a variety of ways, each in an attempt to subjugate its great power and potential to give profit and gain to users and businessmen. However, alongside the aims of these hardworking innovators and entrepreneurs are people who simply want to extort […]
Gloria Rubaine asked: The internal client, we all have them. They’re our co-workers, colleagues, bosses, staff, assistants and employees. They may be brilliant experts in their own right or not, but if they are not working for each other, the results for company, clients and staff are simply not encouraging and could be downright disastrous. […]