While preparing for this interactive session, I found guidelines for thinking ethically on various college websites, including this one at Santa Clara University. The way I understand this page is that ethics stands alone, being divorced from society, culture, law, and other benchmarks humans use as a basis to make decisions.
Specifically, the page claims that ethics is not:
- Culturally Accepted Norms
While this is a deep topic that can be debated for hours on end, we instead focused on watching a few short videos on ethical situations, and followed it with a case study. To debrief the case study, the class of 35 was divided into 5 groups and asked to discuss the case study and give their impressions on how to solve the dilemma. Below, I will share the videos used in the class. If you are interested in discussing this topic further through training sessions or one on one coaching, contact me for further information.
Ethical Dilemmas at Work, with an American Twist. How do you rate yourself?
Ethical Dilemmas with a comical twist, as presented through the comedy, The Office.
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