The business of ethics
Ethics, in its simplest sense, is about learning the difference between right and wrong, and then choosing to do the right thing. But in practice this can be more difficult than it sounds. Most of the ethical dilemmas that confront people at work are not a straightforward matter of ‘Should James fiddle his expenses?’ or ‘Should Helen lie to her boss?’
Take the following for example, what would you do?
- After a two month search for a new researcher, you offer someone the job. At a conference later that week you bump into ...