1. Business can be or is, inherently good, ethically speaking.
What makes it “good”? Maybe it is in inherently believing that that the service or product one provides is for benefit of those who purchase it and not solely a profit motivation?
This would need leaders who actually are ethical in word and deed that is the model for others to follow. Realistically, what are the odds of that?
Also, if one can be inherently good, then one can be inherently bad ,right?
2. Business can be conducted in either an ethical or unethical way.
What really determines which option is chosen, and on what basis, i.e. the greater good of all, profit margin, shareholder interests or??
If one of these options is chosen, how difficult would it be to choose the other option and why would you?
3. The study of ethics can benefit people by sensitizing them to ethical problems and providing them with the means and tools to find a good solution to those ethical problems.
The real issue here is who has had the opportunity to study ethics? Why not? The study of ethics needs to be incorporated into every training initiative no matter the topic.
Why? Because whatever the mind is bombarded with, the mind will accept!
So what is your mind bombarded with and how’s it working for you?