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Explore ethical guidelines and discuss right-from-wrong decisions. How do you distinguish right from wrong? Is your idea of ethical obligations and responsibilities the same as your colleagues, friends and family?
The Ethics Thumball raises questions and fosters discussion about individual and organizational norms and ideals, regarding making and breaking rules, fostering ethical leadership, whistle blowing, bending the truth, and more.
Have rich conversations about the types of people you look to as a moral compass; how you'd handle different situations; what integrity, rules, ethics, and fairness mean to you; and how your organization or team handles ethical issues.
The Workplace Ethics Thumball prompts:
- Who is your role model for ethical leadership?
- Who can you depend on to "tell it like it is"?
- If you faced an ethical dilemma, who would you consult?
- Who/what sets the tone for ethical conduct in our org?
- Who inspires you to be a better person?
- What do you believe compromises the ethical workplace?
- What does "integrity" mean to you?
- Can a behavior be "ethical" but also "unfair"?
- If a rule is unfair, should you still abide by it?
- How do you differentiate a lie from a white lie?
- Is withholding information the same as mis-informing?
- How do our "unwritten rules" collide with official rules?
- What if a colleague does something you disapprove of?
- If you're undercharged, when might you say something?
- Is it fair to steal from the rich & give to the poor?
- Do you agree with "Finders keepers, losers weepers"? Why?
- What if someone will get hurt if you do what's right?
- When is it "not your place" to correct someone?
- Do you apologize if you haven't done anything wrong?
- Why is apologizing hard?
- Are ethical "rules" different for people vs. organizations?
- Which "rules" are hardest to live by?
- Is it ever ok to break a promise?
- How are "internal reporters" perceived?
- How can we promote "speaking up"?
- What inhibits people from "blowing the whistle"?
- Do good ethics "pay" or "cost"? Why?
- When do you feel the most pressure to break the rules?
- Do you feel "safe" to disagree? Why?
- Does our org tend towards secrecy or transparency?
- What makes it hard for us to "do the right thing"?
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