Each person makes ethical decisions based on their values and perspectives. We rarely have an understanding of our approach to ethical decision making nor the variety of ethical lenses used by others.
The Ethical Lens Inventory™ (ELI) is a personal evaluation tool designed to help students understand the values that influence their choices. It identifies how they prioritize values when making ethical decisions. By understanding what values are most important to them and what values are most important to the other parties involved in an ethical situation, they can minimize unnecessary conflict, make better ethical decisions, and live their values with confidence and integrity.
From the January/February 2013 edition of the AACSB's www.bizedmagazine.com/features/articles/business-through-an-ethical-lens.asp
In his 17 years as executive director of the Ohio Ethics Commission, David Freel found that ethical lapses in business most often arise not from malice, but from inappropriate self-interest. Whether it's because their leaders model bad behavior or their organizations offer ill-advised incentives, even good people with good intentions can falter if they lack a solid framework for making ethical decisions...