Ethical Decisions

15 posts
Ethical Decisions
Checking Ethical Culture – Dealing with Rationalisations public
Toolkits 5 min read

Checking Ethical Culture – Dealing with Rationalisations

We sometimes hear colleagues making excuses for the decision they want to take. They try to dismiss the ethical side of the decision, preferring instead to emphasise how everyone else is doing it, or that no one will be worse off. These are called rationalisations and they need to be challenged.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Checking Ethical Culture – Ethical Fading public
Toolkits 3 min read

Checking Ethical Culture – Ethical Fading

Hindsight is a complex thing when it comes to ethics. You may look back at something you’ve done and ask yourself: “what did I think I was doing?” Others may simply never see the ethical question hanging over what they were doing. In this toolkit, we explore what is called ethical fading.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Review: the Wisdom of Crowds public
Ethical Decisions 2 min read

Review: the Wisdom of Crowds

How decisions are made is at the heart of ethical culture. Find ways to improve the fairness, honesty and respect of those decisions and your firm’s ethical culture will be all the better for it. James Surowiecki’s book about the Wisdom of Crowds has some good ideas about how to do so.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
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