What are ethics?
In this series, we look closely at what ethics actually are.
If you tick all the boxes and pull things together to pass an audit, or meet regulatory requirements, does that make you ethical? Probably the answer we would give would be yes.
The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines ethics as “the science of morals, treatise on this, moral principles or rules of conduct”. It notes that the word, ethics, comes from the Greek “éthikos meaning ‘of or for morals’”.
We could say that we are being ethical when we do the right thing. And this would be correct. Ethics set a benchmark of behaviour we expect of each other. Continue reading “Being ethical in work and life – Part 1”