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Ethical Dilemmas
Meaning <ul><li>Doug Wallace – A dilemma occurs if one has to make a choice among following alternatives </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>P.Kidder – They are genuine dilemmas precisely because each side is firmly rooted in our basic core values  </li><...
Ethically questionable situations Joseph & Jimmie Boyett <ul><li>Stealing of company’s products </li></ul><ul><li>Misuse o...
Salient Features of ethical dilemmas <ul><li>Uncertain outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple choice and alternatives </li></...
Approaches of resolving E D <ul><li>Utilitarian – Greatest benefits for largest number of people </li></ul><ul><li>Univers...
Methods to resolve E D <ul><li>Define the problem and recognize the moral issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine who will be ...
<ul><li>6  Approach  </li></ul><ul><li>Care based </li></ul><ul><li>Rule based </li></ul><ul><li>End based </li></ul><ul><...
Platinum Standard of Ethics Scoft  W Ventrella <ul><li>Is it legal or illegal ? How fair it is ? At the end of it all, how...
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Ethical Dilemma

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