Reading Summary – Book Report/Review Example
Kantian approach to business ethics Affiliation: The agrees with Kantian andhis rules on ethics in an organization and has principles in this regard. He stands on the fact that everyone in an organization regardless of their position is a stakeholder and should therefore be involved in every decision making process (Bowie, 2013). They should also be offered a chance to participate in the making of policies and rules for the organization as they would affect them one way or the other. His proposition is that managers to stop treating the rest of the employees with less importance.
I am in full agreement with the position of the writer and would stand by that decision. Everyone in the organization including the manager signed an employment contract and his means that they are equal with the rest of the employees at this juncture. Letting all the stakeholders participate will go a long way into ensuring ownership, justice and eventually an increase in productivity as people work together and squabbles are less. Unity is also bound to be present in the organization.
The writer after provision of the principles and making his stand on the matter of business ethics and morality, he presupposes that the managers will not be putting up resistance to implement these strategies and will adopt them immediately. He also presupposes that the rest of the stakeholders will be thrilled with the idea of being involved and eliminating secrecy and unethical conduct in the company with every decision being discussed by all. These may however not be the case.
Bowie, N. (2013). Business Ethics in the 21st Century. New York: Springer Science & Business Media.