Examples Of Ethical Conflicts

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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…
Most organizations use a top to bottom workload and ultimately just want to get the job done however way possible to meet numbers (Boatright, 2013). I definitely would have spoken to legal counsel and or human resources about how to address the issue legally. I would have even investigated to see how other department heads would handle this situation. Although, I would normally try not over step the supervisor’s boundaries in most cases, I would say that it would be necessary to contest replacing the true documents with falsely recorded paperwork. Unfortunately, behavior that would normally be unethical, is viewed as acceptable when an organization has been doing it that way in the past (Boatright, 2013). That type of ethical risk should not be undermined, and should be addressed to start a new path of doing it the right …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

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