Ethical behavior is related to the moral principles believed in, i.e. beliefs about what is morally right, wrong, or morally acceptable. Morals within a group or society are the laws. An individual is motivated by the desire to act ethically and in accordance with society's expectations. Possessing a moral character, they feel a sense of obligation and responsibility, acting in a truthful, fair, and honest manner.
Ethics can affect how people make decisions, how they conduct themselves at work, and how they choose to lead their lives in general. Often ethics can refer to the greater good, what is good for the individual, but also what is good for society.
In the workplace, they exercise the principle of respect, for autonomy and independence, the ability to control decision making over their own lives. Showing respect through listening, valuing each individual’s contribution, and showing compassion in dealing with people. Ethical people are often considered honest, trustworthy and loyal.