Professional Values and Ethics of Four Companies Case Study

Professional Values and Ethics of Four Companies
A concise exploration of the code of ethics, training, integrity, and compliance policies of Southwest Airlines, Coca-Cola, Allstate, and US Bank, and their possible impacts on career success.
# 119577 | 1,175 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on May 10, 2010 in Ethics (General) , Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , Aviation, Aeronautics (General)


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Description:

This paper delves into the code of ethics, training, integrity, and compliance for four specific companies - Southwest Airlines, Coca-Cola, Allstate, and US Bank. The paper also offers a look into the process of defining values and ethics, and gives specific examples, such as comparing Southwest Airlines' profits to those of the overall airline industry. The paper's conclusion shows how these policies combine to create success.

Outline:

Defining Values and Ethics
Sources of Professional Values and Ethics
Strong Code of Ethics
Proper Training
Integrity and Compliance
Impact of Values and Ethics on Career Success
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Howard Putnam is another example of how one's ethics and high moral values can impact a person's career. He started in the airline business at age 17 as a baggage handler, later became CEO of Southwest Airlines where his team tripled revenues in three years and then became the first CEO of an airline successfully to take a major carrier into, through, and out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy (Anonymous, 2008). He had a clever way of reminding an audience to remember that ethics are important by an address titled "Are You Really the Person Your Dogs Think You Are?" He advised his audience to think about that concept every time an ethical decision arises in which hedging the truth would seem to make life easier. Putnam stated, "Honesty is not always easy or fun. It isn't the best policy, it is the only policy" (Salek, 2005, para. 9)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anonymous. (2008). Q & A: Howard Putnam leadership in turbulent times. Healthcare Financial Management, 62(12), 42-46. Retrieved from Business Source Complete database.
  • Allstate. (2007). Allstate Code of Ethics. Retrieved from
  • http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/IROL/93/93125/Code_of_Ethics.pdf
  • The Coca Cola Company. (2008). Code of Business Conduct. Retrieved from
  • http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/ourcompany/pdf/COBC_English.pdf

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