Ethical conduct in business in an integral part of ensuring that corporate success is achieved (O’Sullivan et.al, 2012). In a bid to determine the best approach to use when dealing with a prospective working environment, several issues ought to be reassessed from the two different posts. Ramona’s responsibility as an ethical individual is much more than just rejecting the employment opportunity. The paper provides a rational response regarding some of the omissions committed in the context of promoting ethics. Particularly, the response focuses on the issue of integrity as a complementary factor of ethics.
First, it does not appear rational for an ethical individual to avoid engaging with an entity that is unethical. From an individualized perspective, it is important for the ethical person to join and seek to improve the issue of respecting the ethical codes of conducts that may have been assumed or ignored may only require that an integral person makes efforts to change (Menzel, 2005). That is opposed to the proposal made that one should not make an attempt of having anything to do with the unethical parties or companies such as Next Step.
From an alternative perspective, the issue of just withdrawing and assuming that the dishonest company does not exist is irrational as far as integrity is concerned. If Ramona believes that her level of integrity is optimal, she has to take an imperative approach such as whistleblowing (Petrick & Quinn, 2000). Arguably, it would be inappropriate for Ramona to assume staying clean yet there are claims of being an avid supporter of integrity. It would be ethical for her to raise an alarm concerning the malpractices taking place in the firm. That would confirm the significance upholding integrity as a personal virtue.
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