Heene (1997) reveals that people can only have a good relationship if they trust each other. The perspective here is that people cannot interact or carry out business activities without trusting each other. Trust on this o hold different perspectives and beliefs. It believes that the other person is reliable and has no ill intentions. It is a belief that an individual will not get harmed when interacting or carrying out business with another person. It is a belief that an individual will behave as expected by the other party. Competence is also an important ethic variable that helps an individual assess the other party’s physical and intellectual ability to perform effectively. Although these ethical variables are significantly important when doing business, trust is essential than competence. Heene (1997) argues that individuals cannot assess another person’s competence if they do not trust them first.
In this study, there are different reviews on previous research and study. Different researchers such as Fiske, Glick, cuddy, and Curry support the perspective that trust and competence are the most important ethical variables an individual should consider when doing business or interacting with other people.