ADM 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Deontological Ethics, Decision-Making, Whistleblower
SchoolUniversity of Ottawa
Course CodeADM 1101
ProfessorKevin Petit- Frere
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ADM 1101 - Lecture #7
Social Contexts of Business
Identifying an ethical issue:
●Benefit some and harm others.
●Affects the rights of some and denies the rights of others.
●Some people are going to be better off making the decision.
●1. Define the problem
○Who benefits, who is harmed, whose rights are denied?
●2. Identify alternatives
○How else could you address the issue?
●3. Evaluate the alternatives
○How do you decide what you would do?
●4. Make the decision
●5. Implement the decision
●6. Evaluate the decision
●The most amount of good for the most amount of people
●Act in a way that a similar decision would be reached by others.
●Act in a way that is open, honest, truthful, and proud.
●Subjective evaluations of what you consider important
●Based on how managers feel about the goodness of the goal.
●Based upon accepted behavior in society.
●Not a good way to view ethical issues.
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