Aristotle on Business Values
In my last blog – The Community Footprint – we looked at values as a pivotal to the ethics of your business. The WessexFM story proves that business comes from working with people with the same agenda and as a result produces great results.
Aristotle suggested there was a ‘Golden Mean’. This is to be: courageous, liberal and temperate. In other words;
… not too cowardly nor too rash
… not too miserly nor too extravagant
… not too fasting nor too glutinous
He held there were three forms of happiness: pleasure and enjoyment; free and responsible citizenship; thinking and philosophy. (Well, he would say that wouldn’t he?)
However, what is key to this blog post is that he acceded that man is a political animal and works best within a community in which he (or she) belongs.
It therefore, begs the questions: Are your business ethics obvious and then do you recruit people/clients with the same mindset? And moreover; how do you communicate that to all your stakeholders? Please share?