Ethics_model

Ethics_model - for the greatest number of people Rights...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style A simple model of ethical reasoning and behavior (courtesy of psychologist James Rest) Recognition (Ethical sensitivity) Reasoning (Ethical analysis) Action (Ethical behavior) Note: Ethical mis-steps can be due to failures at one or more of these stages of the decision-making process.
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Recognition: Factors that affect our ability to recognize ethical implications of decisions: Moral education/development Personal experiences (sensitization) Corporate training & code of ethics
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Reasoning: Frameworks for ethical analysis/reasoning: Utilitarianism Rights Justice
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Utilitarianism Will my action produce the greatest good
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Unformatted text preview: for the greatest number of people? Rights Will my action respect the rights of all affected? Justice Will my action produce an outcome that’s “fair?” Reasoning: Click to edit Master subtitle style Barriers to effective reasoning: • Rationalization • Compartmentalization (Business as a Game) • Cultural relativism Examples? Click to edit Master subtitle style Action Factors that constrain managers, once they’ve determined the ethical course of action: • Organizational culture & leadership • Myths, top mgt role models, accountability • Organization structure • Incentives (Management by numbers) • Market pressures • Investors, competitors, consumers • Personal factors • Debt, fear, ambition...
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