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Why Should We Use Cultural Spaces as Forums for Conversations About Ethical Issues?

Updated on July 6, 2020

Why should we use cultural spaces as forums for conversations about ethical issues?


Culture is deemed to be one of the most influential forces within the world. It is central to things individuals see, and aids in defining individuals' perception of the world. As individuals from different cultural groups work together, values occasionally conflict. When people do not comprehend each other they occasionally react in ways that make a partnership ineffective. Often people are unaware that aware that cultural differences are the foundation of miscommunication. Cultural diversity coupled with globalization is deemed to be the root cause of tension amidst universal ethics and local values as well as norms. Concurrently, the current globalization and corresponding existence of a progressively interconnected realm seem to need a common ground to foster conversation, peace, and a more civilized world. Cultural spaces are considered to be the significant events that are typically used in reflecting as well as communicating with individuals within the community. Every community has norms that every individual ought to adhere to anyway in representing the community as well as protecting its image. Thus, cultural spaces are the appropriate forums for fundamental conversations about ethical issues.

Allow accessibility of unsolicited user-generated data

Cultural spaces permit accessibility of unsolicited user-generated data that is typically unavailable to all people and this opportunity ought to be matched through responsibility to make sure that how this data is attained and reused is undertaken ethically. Since cultural forums are dynamic and constantly evolving, there exists no clear ethical framework on the way it can be explicitly exploited. Cultural leaders serve a significant function in safeguarding the important virtues of the community and society as a whole, but they have not kept pace with the emerging trends regarding the ethical issues affecting every sector of the dynamic world. “The actual work of pricing these assets of grouping is the same as monetizing cultural goods” (3). Thus, making decisions on certain ethical issues requires the approval of fundamental ancient ethics frameworks hence such cultural forums might be the appropriate places to harmonized vital ethical issues.

Enables formulation and effective business management

Differences in terms of race, sex, linguistic, ethnicity, values systems, religion, as well as indigenous practices are extremely significant aspects of the business environment within domestic as well as a global business. “Historians can exercise a certain kind of imagination, but these are leaps we cannot make and be responsible to the rules of our profession”( Carp,5). Thus, cultural diversity not solely matters to the underlying business management, but also the underlying policymakers and corresponding international organizations. Organizing corporations so that individuals emanating from diverse cultures live as well as work together peacefully is deemed to be a challenge for the administration that we cannot be disregarded. The appropriate forums where conversations regarding ethical issues can solely be effectively addressed within cultural spaces where people emanating cultural background converge. Moreover, cultural spaces bring professionals from cross-culture worldwide.

Enable realignments of attitudes

Conferring to cultural relativism, there exist no culture's ethics are relatively better than any other's, which makes non-existence of standard utilized in determining rights as well as wrongs within the international forum. “The cultural flames around artists and their art have burned hotter, our reactions to transgressions have grown increasingly convulsive” (Greene,4). The only attitude is deemed to vary amidst cultural groups, and the extent of decay is ethical issues that are dependent on the underlying inadequacy of the cultural relativism. Through utilizing cultural spaces as the fundamental forum for undertaking conservations concerning ethical issues can assist in comprehending the reason for the occurrences of such insufficiency regarding cultural relativism and consequently develop amicable solutions that suit all the parties involved.

The theory of ethical imperialism is deemed to be absolutism, which is founded on certain problematic principles. Absolutists insist that there exists a sole list of truths that can be expressed simply with one established concepts. “Stepping around obvious facts about their behavior like shattered Glass” (Greene, 4). This theory does not take into consideration that numerous individuals' belief is based on diverse cultural traditions and ought to be respected. Within certain cultures, loyalty to the community is deemed to be the foundation of the entire ethical behavior. Certain cultures put a relatively higher value on the liberty at the expense of loyalty and the tradition of the rights typically emphasize equality, fairness as well as individual freedom. Thus, it is cumbersome to conclude that ethical issues can effectively be tackled via engaging existing cultural spaces.

The prevalent presumption that individuals ought to express moral truth utilizing solely a single set of concepts. Moreover, an emphasis that the language of fundamental rights offers the framework for any discussion about the ethics is deemed to be restrictive since it implies that the whole cultural traditions ought not to be taken into consideration in the determination of the ethical issues in the society as well as within the business world. “a crisis of faith, right

There and what are we going to do about it? (Carp,7). The idea of a right evolved with the emergence of free will within the post-Renaissance Europe as well as the United States, but the term is not typically found within the other traditions such as Buddhist. Thus, ethics within the context of specific cultures, as well as the power based on the principles is intensely based on the means through which they are articulated. Moreover, the universally accepted lists regard the ethical principles, draw on numerous cultural as well as religious traditions.

The belief within a global standard pertaining the ethical behavior can effectively be shaped through stern application of the underlying ethical practice is deemed to be unethical in tackling certain fundamental issues regarding cultural issues.” Stepping around obvious facts about their behavior like shattered Glass” (Greene,4).When cultures possess diverse standards of ethical behavior coupled with diverse means of tackling unethical behavior, any organization applying the renowned absolutist method might find itself making a catastrophic mistake. This is because managers can never function within another culture devoid of being cognizant of the culture's attitudes toward that particular ethics. In case companies can neither embrace a host country's ethics nor encompass the home country's underlying standards, it will be deemed to be engaging in a no international consensus contrary to the existing standards that guide the business conduct.

Illuminate the real universe business decision making procedure

The organization ought to differentiate ethical practices in illuminating the real universe business decision making procedure. When formulating ethical behavior, companies ought to be guided through one of the three principles, which is respecting the underlying local traditions. Based on these principles, the majority of individuals engaging in business and other fundamental engagements often adhere to long-standing cultural traditions. Asserted that “the constituencies for different kinds of conversations”(Carp,7), numerous organizations have been accustomed to diverse fundamental traditions, they ought to capitalize on utilizing such a forum in articulating vital ethical issues that they perceived to be significant for the prosperity of the business as well as foster cultural diversity within their respective organizations. Moreover, embracing such practices would lead to the development of the culture of tolerance among individuals emanating from diverse cultures worldwide in organizations. Adhering as well as respecting differences is considered to be a crucial ethical practice, which can effectively emphasize cultural spaces. Research depicts that administration ethics typically differ among cultures, and thus respecting those differences equate to acknowledging that certain cultures possess understandable weaknesses as well as concealed strengths.


Cultural spaces as the chief forum for the conversations concerning ethical issues is massively utilized in the diverse organization in tackling challenges about cultural diversity and tolerance. Cultural spaces typically bring individuals emanating from diverse parts of the world with peculiar cultural practices. Thus, most companies have embraced such places for teaching fundamental ethical issues in diverse fields by highlighting such ethical issues with diverse cultural practices in a bid to evade conflicts.

Works Cited

Carp Alex. Slavery and the American University

Greene, Jayson. How Do We Live with Music Made by problematic artists

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Michael Omolo


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