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Ethical Dilemma

Ethical Dilemma






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    • Ethical Dilemmas
    • Meaning
      • Doug Wallace – A dilemma occurs if one has to make a choice among following alternatives
      • Significant value conflict among different interests
      • Alternatives are equally justifiable
      • Consequences on stakeholders
      • Rushworth Kidder – In ethical dilemma, the toughest choices are right vs right
      • P.Kidder – They are genuine dilemmas precisely because each side is firmly rooted in our basic core values
      • Truth vs Loyalty
      • Individual vs community
      • Short term vs long term
      • Justice vs mercy
    • Ethically questionable situations Joseph & Jimmie Boyett
      • Stealing of company’s products
      • Misuse of power
      • Application of personal expenses to official budgets
    • Salient Features of ethical dilemmas
      • Uncertain outcomes
      • Multiple choice and alternatives
      • Mixed consequences
      • Direct/Indirect involvement
    • Approaches of resolving E D
      • Utilitarian – Greatest benefits for largest number of people
      • Universalism – Rule based – Good intentions always result in good outcomes ultimately
      • Care based approach – with those who are in official relationship
      • Virtue Ethics – While performing any action he/she should develop virtues
    • Methods to resolve E D
      • Define the problem and recognize the moral issues.
      • Determine who will be affected by the decisions and your role
      • Collect information on how the problem occurred
      • Isolate illegal issues and separate right vs wrong
      • Make the tough choice - Truth vs Loyalty
      • Individual vs community
      • Short term vs long term
      • Justice vs mercy
      • 6 Approach
      • Care based
      • Rule based
      • End based
      • Virtue based
      • Find out if there are any other ways out
      • Decide and act
      • Review of the decision
    • Platinum Standard of Ethics Scoft W Ventrella
      • Is it legal or illegal ? How fair it is ? At the end of it all, how will I feel about myself?
      • Does your character match your decisions? Do you follow – Practice what you preach
      • Be careful in all your actions. Examine implications if your actions are taped, recorded and reported
      • Keep your word. What is your commitment level
      • Develop and sustain integrity – courage/self-discipline and control/honesty/morality/kindness/fairness/ generosity/inner mind to be strong to make you incorruptible.
    • Thank You