The Importance Of Ethical Conflict

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Ethical Conflict Ethics is seen as an individual’s set of morals and the corresponding values in which they believe. The tone and moral expectations in an organization is influenced by its leader (Ledlow & Coppola, 2014). Many leaders experience ethical dilemmas on the job that may put them into uncomfortable positions. Ethical dilemmas can be caused by our own values or by others higher in an organization. When an agreement of values can’t be resolved, ethical conflict can be the result (Ganz, Wagner, Toren, 2015). Ethical conflicts can cause much disruption and moral distress upon supervisors. In the case of the transferred employee, the team leader was left in a situation where they had to make an ethical decision whether to change …show more content…
One of the main reasons why I chose to contest the documents is because as a team leader or manager, it is ethically lawfully to do the right thing all the time. Ethics in some ways is associated with legality context, law, or between right and wrong. According to Ledlow and Coppola (2014), “the ethical component of many U.S. educational degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate, is embedded in some sort of “legal” or “law” course; the practice of ethics in a profession is likewise regulated to a “legal counsel office”. Personally, it is more important to practice ethics than to abide by what my supervisor told me to do because it is an easier way or it is the way it’s always been done. Two wrongs don’t make a right, and if it was being done illegally in the past that’s fine, but now at this moment it should be fixed and properly handled. There were other factors that contributed to my decision to contest not changing the documents. One main reason being I chose that decision was because it just wasn’t right deep down in my mind and soul. Your soul is what defines who you are as a person through individual experience (Bolman, Deal, 2011). As a leader your soul can reflect the type of values and beliefs that you relate to during times of ethical conflict. I believe that it is important as a leader to rely on your soul and spirit to make judgments that you know may be ethically risky. According to Bolman and Deal (2011), “Leaders who have lost touch with their souls, who are confused and uncertain about their core values and beliefs, inevitably lose their way or sound an uncertain trumpet” (pg.9). Another factor that played a role was the fact that I am a leader and certain expectations are required. I consider a leadership role to be one of great respect, and making the just decision whether it is opposed by others or not. It is these societal norms

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