Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management


Legaland Ethical Issues in Security Management

Iassume I am a new coordinator to an organization ready to present theethics training to seventy-five trainees. First of all, I would greatall the trainees and welcome them to the meeting room. Beforediscussing the importance of ethics in the organization, I woulddefine ethics to the trainees and give some explanations. Accordingto Ferrell et al., (2013), ethics is defined as a collection of rulesthat illustrates tolerable conduct in an organization. Ethics guidespeople to justify whether their morals and behaviors are acceptablein daily living. The set of values, rules, and principles areestablished to base your conduct. Truth, equity, fairness, andhonesty are some of the concepts related to ethics. If everyindividual maintains all the set of values, rules, and principles ofthe organizational ethics, then the productivity and reputation ofthe company would increase. In this meeting, I would discuss theimportance of ethics in an organization.

Assetprotection is the first importance of workplace ethics. The workerswho abide with the organizational ethics will always respect andprotect the corporate assets (Ferrell et al., 2013). For example, youshould avoid making personal calls using the company’s lines orsteal equipment or supplies from the organization. If anybody in themanagement has no dignity or disrespects you, then report to meimmediately for proper actions to be taken. I will ensure you operatein a place with strong ethics and integrity. If you abide with thebusiness ethics, there will be increased output and formation ofteamwork. The values of the workers will always be aligned with thoseof the organization which will encourage openness, community, andintegrity amongst you. The feelings of being motivated will encourageworking in teamwork, hence improving and increasing the productivity.

Thethird importance of ethics is the creation of a good public image. Ifthe ethical choices are made accordingly, then the community willhave a positive attitude towards the organization. For example, youcan accomplish the company’s social responsibilities by minimizingthe waste disposal to the surrounding environment. If you accomplishthis, then the nearby people will consider the company to beperforming with reliability and honor hence creating a good imagetowards the society. The company will also encourage more clientsthrough good ethical conduct towards the public (Ferrell et al.,2013). The consumers would also develop trust in interacting anddoing business with the organization.

Ethicsare also important in the decision-making process. The ethicalconduct amongst the workers and employers promotes a culture ofdecision making regarding ethics. It can also improve the clearnessand accountability when undertaking any organizational decisions(Ferrell et al., 2013). The presence of a strong ethical culturedirects the members on how to manage conflicts during turbulent timesby making the necessary moves. Ethical conduct simplifies theintroduction of any change in the organization which becomessuccessful without challenges.

Inconclusion, for effective ethical conduct to be achieved, everyindividual should be reliable, positive, helpful, and goal-orientedas well as have proper communication skills towards the organization.Punctuality should be observed by all means to avoid delays inproduction of goods or delivering services. If every employee isgoal-oriented, then it means he or she has a positive attitudetowards the company and can assist in improving the performance.Excellent communication skills will eliminate misunderstandings orchaos that may arise among the workers and management. I believethat, if you abide with the organizational ethics then the companywould achieve the set goals and increase productivity and in turn getprofits.


Ferrell,O. C., Fraedrich, J., &amp Ferrell, L. (2013).&nbspBusinessEthics:Ethical DecisionMakingand Cases.Mason, OH: South-Western/Cengage Learning.