Essay Ethics: Morality and Mary Ray Mgt

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Mary Ray
MGT 2213
Week 4
May 15, 2012

Final Case Study

“Honesty is the best policy!” this is a statement my grandmother would say all the time when I was a young child. She taught me to be fair, honest and to treat others the same no matter the situation. These morals are the fundamentals we are taught at a young age that become the baseline for our ethical beliefs when we are adults. Yet in this modern world I see a lot of lawsuits in the media concerning invasion of privacy, discrimination and most of all theft. Has business’ gone away from the most basic ethics and morals that helped find this great country? Alan K. Simpson once said “If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” There are a lot of individuals that are confused by this saying, but simple it means integrity (i.e. morals and ethics) is the only thing that matters in a culture and can mean the difference at whether you succeed or fail. Business’ with integrity not only telling the truth, but they build a trusted relationship with the community, have a standard for fairness, and value the future of mankind. To narrow down the topic of ethics lets look at just the specialty retail stores of Target and Wal-Mart. In 2011 Target made the Ethisphere World’s Most ethical companies list, while Wal-Mart was not anywhere on the list do to labor force policies. But just because Target made the cut does that mean they follow the ethics