Reading Notes Chapter 2 COMM 4363

23/09/2010 § Leave a comment

Ethics: What are Ethics?

*Aristotle: We are what we habitually do

*Ethics of Communicating

1.Ethics inherent to communicating, usually involving truthfulness and transparency

2.Ethics of running any kind of organization.

3.Ethics of representation.

4.Helping clients and employers behave ethically.

*Ethics of Running an Organization

•Confidentiality

•Conflicts of Interest

•Ethics of Routine Business Relationships

•Ethics of Representation

Helping Companies Behave Ethically

•Informally

–Helping the company navigate day-to-day communication decisions in an ethical way

•Formally

–Paired with company’s program of corporate social responsibility

–Paired with the company’s own code of ethics

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