Ethics involve identifying, differentiating, and defending concepts of right and wrong, and what values humanity retains from ethical growth and development. Reading through the Ethics Awareness Inventory helped me to gain insights into ethical perspective of decision making. I was also able to understand the three components of Ethical decision namely: Awareness, Articulation and Application.
The Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory
Every day people make decisions. People face situations where they must make what they believe is the “right” decision. However, when it comes to ethical decisions, some believe that people must remain impartial or “value-neutral”. According to Williams Institute, when faced with ethical dilemmas, people believe that there are “right” and “wrong” choices. Coincidently, people make different choices in accordance with their personal ethical values. The William Group for Ethics and Management developed an exercise, called Ethics Awareness Inventory, which analyzes responses to a set of questions, and categorizes the result under four ethical perspectives: Category, Obligation, Results, and Equity - CORE. The Ethical Awareness Inventory (EAI) examines in detail the effects of one’s decision on others.
Ethics awareness inventory helped me to develop a deeper awareness and understand the CORE principles or values underlying the belief system and how they reflect personal ethical perspective and style. I took the Williams Ethic Awareness Inventory and according to it I tend to base my ethical perspective on the results or consequences of my actions. I believe that conduct should be directed toward promoting the greatest good for the greatest number of persons. In judging whether an individual’s actions are ethical I look for concrete evidence. My approach to ethics will likely focus on what could be done to improve the well being of the greatest number of persons. According to the Williams Ethic Inventory one... [continues]
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