To effectively implement business policy, an organization must have a set business ethic
that controls how each individual behaves and respond to certain situations. Business ethics sets
the standards that define when an individual is wrong or right. It also integrates philosophy
elements into business as a way of upholding the moral standard. The rules are also used to guide
the entire organization on how to operate morally toward the public. It is the responsibility of the
manager to ensure that all business ethics are fully implemented and followed by every
individual and stakeholder in the company. As such, this essay will focus on the comparison
between Christian and non-Christian managers when bringing business and ethic together.
Christians believe in being morally upright while in business ethics, it is all about
upholding the right or appropriate business policies. The two support each other, and therefore,
when a Christian manager is combining business with ethic, he will be more effective than when
a non-Christian manager is implementing the same. A Christian manager also has more
understanding about ethical behaviors than a non-Christian manager. For example, a Christian
manager knows that it is wrong to smoke in public because, according to Christianity, smoking is
wrong. Also, a true Christian is open-minded and committed toward doing the right thing.
Neither money nor treasures can make him or her go astray. Therefore, Christian managers can
have the advantage of been trustworthy in their services, unlike in the case of non-Christian
managers, how one cannot tell what they believed.
As per Christianity, one should be humble and ready to serve others (Cruz, 2019). This is
a handy element in management. They help a manager to respect and value others equally.
Therefore, a Christian manager has more understanding about staff values and will, therefore,
introduce a business ethic that enhances harmony and understanding in an organization. This
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does not mean that a non-Christian manager is incapable of doing so. The main difference is the
deeper understanding and focus that a Christian manager has on these factors. Lying is
prohibited in Christian teachings, while for non-Christian, it is unclear what one should do (Cruz,
2019). So for a Christian manager, he or she must now the fact and assume anything. When
implementing ethic into a business, he or she will make sure that the purpose of the ethics in the
business is clear and straight forward. The other manager may ignore this since only the business
owner who can monitor what he or she is doing for a non-Christian being straight forward and
honest is not as serious as it is for a Christian. In most cases, in a business situation, a Christian
is more respected than a non-Christian. People appreciate a person who seems to know how to
conduct himself or herself, and in most cases, non-Christian people do not care about this.
Therefore a Christian manager is like to receive more value than a non-Christian manager
In conclusion, I would say that being a Christian manager is the best thing one can do.
Some people may think that people will disrespect you when you are a humble and caring leader.
However, in this essay, it is clear that Christianity boosts your leadership value and capability to
a deeper level that we cannot ignore.
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Cruz, A. D. (2019). Leadership and Religion in Family Business. Handbook of Research on
Entrepreneurial Leadership and Competitive Strategy in Family Business, 231-247.