What Is Right?. By Danielle Brewer. April 2017. . . . .
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What is Right?
By Danielle Brewer
Jack and Jill are the proud parents of four-year-old Ann Tumble. One day Ann returned home from school with a toy not belonging to her. Jack and Jill sat down with Ann and explained the child she took the toy from was probably very sad the toy was missing. They told her she needed to return the toy to the rightful owner. Ann learned at a young age taking someone else’s possessions is wrong. Like Ann, most people, are taught from childhood the difference between right and wrong. The right action is not to take the toy in the first place but since Ann did, she could correct the wrong by returning the toy.
As we get older, the lesson between right and wrong turns into what is…show more content… The conformist follows rules, “rather than questioning authority figures, and tends to do things ‘by the book” (Taylor, 2013). This type of employee will always run into ethical conflicts unless the organization they work for has clearly defined rules and consequences for not following them. This type might also ignore a supervisor’s unethical behavior because the supervisor is a figure of authority.
The navigator “relies on their innate ethics sense to guide their actions, even if those decisions aren’t easy” (Taylor, 2013). The navigator has a sound moral compass, giving them the ability to make relatively flexible choices. This type of personality allows them to be great leaders and easily able to gain others respect and trust.
The negotiator “makes rules up along the way” (Taylor, 2013). This personality type will have trouble conforming to rules set by an organization because they change rules to what seems the easiest at the time.
The wiggler “doesn’t give a lot of thought to what is right, but instead takes the route that’s most advantageous to him or her” (Taylor, 2013). Wigglers are known for avoiding conflict and choosing the side of the situation that is better for them or get them on the manager’s good side.
Since we have discussed some ethic personality types, it is time to consider what some of these employees might see as