The Intersection of Ethics and Diversity [WLOs: 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 5]
Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 6: Ethical Decision Making: Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights in your textbook
(Hartman et al., 2021), and A Common Good Perspective on Diversity (Links to an external site.) (Frémeaux, 2020). In addition, you may wish to watch Why
Corporate Diversity Programs Fail — And How Small Tweaks Can Have Big Impact | Joan C. Williams (Links to an external site.) (TED, 2021a), and Sophie
Williams: The Rigged Test of Leadership | TED (Links to an external site.) (TED, 2021b).
In an initial post of at least 350 words and citing at least two scholarly, peer-reviewed resources, consider ethical decision-making in diverse, global cultures
where multiple opinions and biases are present. In an organizational setting, how might you address the following:
Discuss the extent to which ethical principles and values are grounded in culture. Is it reasonable to expect people from different backgrounds to share the
same ethics and values?
Analyze how differing values and perspectives on ethical behavior come into play in a diverse and global workplace. What are some benefits to having these
differences? What are some challenges to having these differences?
Recommend ways to address these differing perspectives and biases. Consider the kind of organizational culture you want to create.
Additionally, outline how you might approach ethical decision-making in such a context. How might ethical theories—utilitarianism, deontology, or virtue
ethics—assist in developing a framework for ethical decision-making in a diverse setting?