Sadhu Case

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The parable of Sadu

Group X

1. Define the main issues presented in the case.
Individual perception on ethics
Individual ethics vs. group ethics
How group ethics influence behavior of individuals and other way around How lack of leadership and group ethics influence behavior of individuals towards Sadhu and within companies How lack of leadership and group ethics influence behavior of individuals within the companies Necessity for CSR frameworks

2. Evaluate how the key parties acted and what factors might have influenced their behavior:

AUTHOR
Self oriented, but provided limited help for Sadhu
His drive for achievement drove him away from the moral obligations Influenced by lack of group organization, leadership and incentive Influenced by both lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions
Lack of Sherpa’s incentive

AUTHORS FRIEND STEVEN
Provided partial help for the Sadhu, but could not do more as he lacked capability and support to arrange further treatment for him He felt compassion influenced by his religious views
Influenced by both lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions
Lack of Sherpa’s incentive
SWISS TEAM
Provided some clothes for Sadhu and then continued their travel Influenced by limited moral concern and lack of group incentive Influenced by both lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions
Lack of Sherpa’s incentive

NEW ZEALAND TEAM
Helped Sahdu to certain extent by taking him bellow snow line Focus on personal goals
Influenced by both lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions
Lack of Sherpa’s incentive
JAPANESE TEAM
He refused to provide horse for transportation of Sadhu
Provided food and drink
Possibly influenced by lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions Limited feeling for moral obligation or cultural beliefs

3. What should be our role in helping others-in business and in our personal life?

First of all our role is to follow personal and group ethical norms and help others as much as we can Second of all, if...
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