Introduction to Ethics

Photograph of a sign pointing one direction for right and the opposite direction for wrong.What you’ll learn to do: Explain the concept and business relevance of ethics

Is the concept of ethics relevant in the twenty-first century? Scanning news or social media feeds—or simply observing human behavior—it may seem that ethics is neither relevant nor valued, much less practiced. Flagrant abuses of power and generally accepted practice aside, ethics are essential for the integrity of our social systems and business survival. In this section, we’ll discuss ethics, trust and the why and the how of creating an ethical workplace.