Everyone Needs Career Advancement Ethics and Here’s Why!

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Written by Jaydah Jacobs

In a world that revolves around money, it’s often easy to forget how good career advancement ethics can help your career. Instead of doing the right thing, some people take a quicker route to meet their goals. However, sometimes those shortcuts lead you to make fast decisions that may hurt you in the long run.

In the world of career advancement ethics, there are no good shortcuts. Here are some things you should know before making decisions regarding career advancement ethics.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE GOOD ETHICS?

Having ethics basically, means you have a moral compass that you follow. Ethics is a system that defines right and wrong for every decision you make. This means that if you’re going to be ethical in your career you should be consistent. You need to also have a good foundation of morals that will help guide you to the right decision.

When a person or business practice good ethics you can see it in the way that they treat other people. Are they treating everyone with respect no matter what position they hold? Are they doing or saying anything to people that they wouldn’t like someone to repeat to them? You have to self-reflect and ask yourself these questions as well because it helps you stay on the right path. It’s not always going to be easy to maintain good ethics, but in the end, it will be worth it.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I’M BEING UNETHICAL?

Most of the time you know when something isn’t right if you wouldn’t like someone to do it to you. However, it isn’t always black and white. Sometimes the simplest things can cause you to get into the habit of making decisions that make you hard to trust.

A few examples would be calling into work sick just so that you can go out with your friends. This may seem completely harmless at first but doing this eventually weakens your credibility. Another scenario would be taking credit for someone else’s work because you’re pressed for time or just lazy. It’s not fair to the other person and you once again ruin your credibility and people will stop trusting you.

On the other hand, bosses can participate in unethical behavior as well. If you are in a position of authority and you take advantage of your employees’ time and willingness to work, this can be considered unethical. For example, if someone is uncomfortable lying to customers about a product, but you pressure them to because you’re their boss. That’s unethical and unfair because you’re forcing them to go against their moral compass for money.

HOW CAN CAREER ADVANCEMENT ETHICS BENEFIT ME?

Remaining positive and doing things the right way can have a domino effect on your life. When people know you value ethics over money, they trust you more. They know that you won’t cut corners and this leads to you having a great professional reputation. So far you have your reputation, which can also lead to more opportunities for you whether it’s leadership, promotions, or even better!

It may seem like people who don’t have ethics get the things they want faster, but sometimes they lose them faster too. Do your best to have tunnel vision as you strive to make good choices in your career. Be patient and positive and always remember that greatness takes time!

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