1.1.Objective Evaluation Of All Available Options. According

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1.1. Objective evaluation of all available options According to David Lassiter1 (2004), the morality and ethics of the modern workplace are a product of the (minds of the) leaders of the organization (, the policies they establish and the behavior they model). Leaders have a responsibility for creating trust and cultivating cultural values. But history bears testimony to the fact that time and again large-scale disasters happened due to the lack of ethical standards of some leaders or the other. We come to know from his research that there are two approaches to handle ‘ethical dilemma’: 1) before deciding on the course of action, assess the practical consequences likely to follow and 2) whatever be the likely consequences, do what you…show more content…
In today’s world, all the time you are surrounded mostly by people who are there to make it difficult for you to reach your goal. Added to this are the scanty resources at your disposal. When you assert your goals, you incur costs for other people in a metaphorical sense. Incurring costs for others means that you wrong these people. A politician has to send his army to the war to defend the safety and security of the country. Thus to protect the greater interest of the people at large he has to sacrifice the smaller interest of the families of the army. This dilemma gives birth to that eternal question: “Can Leaders Avoid Getting Their Hands Dirty?”. These two researchers are of the opinion that consistent ethical or even dispositionally ethical adherence to principles does not conclusively resolve dilemmas, even if there are unambiguous laws in place. 1.3. If a major benefit is to be generated, someone has to pay for it Their views are more or less similar to those of Jean-Paul Sartre3 (1948), who in his famous play (Les mains Sales)7 had upheld the idea that there is nothing unethical if you compare between the benefits of mass and few. If a major benefit is to be generated, someone has to pay for it. Let us look into the quantitative studies which have been conducted in this regard. The main purpose of these studies was to identify the nature of ethical dilemma, the factors on which they depend and
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