I want to write something about ethics in business and ethics at the workplace. I found some paragraphs which made me think about it. i print them here to share them with you. Because every day we have to deal with people and some have more ethics in than others. what do we do when we have to chose new employees when we discover that he is dishonest and distructive to our company? he gets fired usually. Of course the company is not a welfare institute but using this ethics technology, which L. Ron Hubbard mentioned, could help handle situations and help to improve conditions.
„Every being has an infinite ability to survive. How well he accomplishes this is dependent on how well he uses ethics on his dynamics (dynamics are motivations or drives in life). Ethics technology exists for the individual. It exists to give the individual a way to increase his survival and thus free himself from the dwindling spiral of currant culture.
Ethics actually consists of rationality toward the highest level of survival for the individual, the future race, the group, mankind and other dynamics taken up collectively.
Ethics are reason.
Man´s greatest weapon is his reason.
Dishonest conduct is nonsurvival. Anything is unreasonable or evil which brings about the destruction of individuals, groups, or inhibits the future of the race. The keeping of one´s word, when it has been sacredly pledged, is an act of survival, since one is trusted, but only so long as he keeps his word.
To the weak, to the cowardly, to the reprehensibly irrational, dishonesty and underhanded dealings, the harming of others and the blighting of their hopes seem to be the only way of conducting life.
Unethical conduct is actually the conduct of destruction and fear. Lies are told because one is afraid of the consequensces should one tell the truth. Destructive acts are usually done out of fear. Thus the liar is inevitable a coward and the coward inevitable a liar.
It probably seems quite normal and perfectly all right to some to live in a high degraded society full of criminals, drugs, war and insanity, where we are in a constant threat of the total annihilation of life on this planet.
All beings are basically good and are attempting to survive as best as they can. They are attempting to put ethics in on their dynamics.
Ethics and justice have been developed and exist to aid an individual in his urge toward survival. The technology of ethics is the actual technology of survival.
The man who lies, the woman who cheats on her husband, theteenager who takes drugs, the politician who is involved in dishonest dealings, all are cutting their own throats. They are cutting their own survival by having their dynamics out of communication and not applying ethics to their life.
It may come as a surprise to you, but a clean heart and clean hands are the only way to achieve happiness and survival.“
excerpted from the book „A New Slant On Life“ by L. Ron Hubbard.