Ethical Dilemmas

Ethical Dilemma and Decision Making:


Increasingly, managers are faced with the challenge to maintain ethical leadership while striving to remain competitive. More often than not, a business culture in many countries may contribute to the decay of ethics in organizations. This paper analyzes a workplace ethical dilemma using Kelly’s model of attribution theory, Adams equity theory of motivation and notes that the dilemma is a result of dysfunctional conflict. An informed ethical decision making that incorporates ethical theories is most effective. Management must avoid participating in any activities that compromise the ability to maintain a culture of ethics.   Management must lead by example in order to promote ethics in the organization.

Ethical leadership and decision making
Ethical leadership that embraces moral standards is crucial for every organization’s success.   Ethical leadership enables an organization to overcome a storm of ethical dilemmas with sound decisions (Toor & Ofori, 2009). Almost each and every organization has been faced with an ethical dilemma to a certain degree. It is therefore management’s duty to lessen the occurrence of ethical dilemmas in the workplace to the extent possible in order to promote employee morale and job performance (Bruhn, 2009).
The aim of this paper is to analyze a familiar workplace situation that presented an ethical dilemma and identify possible solutions to the situation followed by recommendations. This paper advocates that management decisions should be advantageous to the organization, sustainable and yet ethical while promoting the right tone in the organization (Bruhn, 2009).
Followed by a brief explanation of the situation, the concepts of motivation, perception, conflict and ethical decision making, along with the associated theories and ideas, will be utilized in analyzing the causes of the identified ethical dilemma at EEC. This paper will further analyze the...