In some schools of thought, representing yourself in a company requires you to bring out the best of your character to the table.
While defining ethics is almost an art, realizing the importance of making good ethics a part of your professional character is important.
Since problems and situations in companies are not as clearly defined as problems on tests, you will often be faced with trade-offs. Often these trade-offs involve ethical right-vs-wrong choices.
Rather than go into details here, just remember a few simple guidelines to point you towards a better direction.
- Rather than how I want to make the choice, how would the ‘company’, as a whole, make this choice? What is the nobility, sense of ethics, and character of the company?
- What would be the most honorable of the two options?
- Which, of the two options, gives me a chance to go back or correct it if it turns out to be the wrong choice?