CHAPTER 3

Defining Ethics

Ethics is about doing the right thing, but in today’s digital world, doing what’s right is not always clear, especially from workplace to workplace, organization to organization, and so on. That is why it is so important to define ethics in this book, and in your organization.

Even the prestigious Ethics Resources Center acknowledges the challenge of defining “ethics.”

“Even among those who believe they know ethics, there is not total agreement on the meaning of the terms that are used. For many, a particular definition is a function of the academic discipline that shaped one’s thinking and the religious, theological or philosophical underpinnings of one’s personal belief system. For others, there may be a usage that ...

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