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The ethical issue that will be examined in this paper is why ethical behavior in the workplace matters while the ethical dilemma is why it is vital for an organization to promote ethical behavior in the workplace and do everything in its power to amend unethical behavior as soon as such behavior is detected. Ethical behavior in the workplace is the basis of long-term success for any organization due to the role it plays in building strong working relationships with different stakeholders (Kish-Gephart, Harrison & Treviño, 2010). Additionally, ethical behavior plays a critical role in fixing organizational problems and improving business practices, thus it is an integral part of organizational success. As Arnold, Beauchamp & Bowie (2013) note, ethical behavior plays a critical role in establishing baseline measures and increasing organizational efficiencies.
There are several other advantages of promoting ethical behavior within an organization. For example ethical behavior promotes a strong public image, thus it can help an organization to acquire customers. Another core reason why ethical behavior in the workplace is important is that it improves the use of organizational resources and makes an organization attractive to potential employees this helping in terms of attracting the best talent. According to Kish-Gephart, Harrison & Treviño (2010), when employees act ethically resources are put into productive use as opposed to being diverted for personal gain. It also helps to maintain quality and productivity because it eliminates the practice of shortchanging customers or cutting corners. Ethical behavior also helps with regard to legal compliance, building healthy relations with stakeholders, and improving harmony and teamwork, thus promoting...