Aspects related to righteousness of behavior in businesses have moved into the gray area now, with everyone following their own interpretation of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. As morality keeps spiraling out of our control, it is time to get back to the basics, and indulge in some retrospection.
Understanding ethics in the workplace is of utmost importance, as the congregation of people from myriad strata and cultures makes the environment volatile and subject to unnecessary differences, which can hamper productivity and lead to irreparable damages.
So, when we bring the concept of accountability into the picture, it is supposed to ignite a sense of consciousness in our mind. But what happens when we already have a skewered sense of right and wrong? In today’s world, it doesn’t surprise us to see someone leaking out trade secrets, and we feel as indifferent when we hear of someone paying money to get them. In these times, people are choosing to keep morality as an option, opting to be on either side of it, as they deem appropriate.
With the absence of a clear demarcation between right and wrong, employers and employees feel free to follow their own lead, whichever way it takes them. Today, it is the success that matters, even if it was gained by stepping on a few toes. It is becoming easy for people to cast aside the inconvenience called ‘truth’, and aim for the stars. This way, they aren’t really left with much time to think of what it is doing to our moral fabric as a whole.
Loyalty, commitment, and rights go hand in hand for creating a conducive work culture in a workplace. It enhances the business literacy and helps in addressing internal problems in an efficient manner. Because of the differences in personal ethics, every employee needs to be put on a common ethical platform. Thus, ethical standards need to be drafted for the organization. Following these ethics happens to be a personal choice, which can only be explained and expected. It takes a great amount of patience and determination to create an ethical working place, which fosters the professional and personal growth as the years progress.