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The most common causes of ethical dilemmas may surprise you

Hypnos III by Glenys Barton

Research reveals only 16% of ethical dilemmas mentioned were due to bribery, corruption or anti-competition issues. So what’s going on?

Most of us won’t be tempted to cook the books, take a bribe or rob our customers, as Christopher McLaverty and Annie McKee are quick to reassure us in an article written for the Harvard Business Review. However, research undertaken by McLaverty confirms that “many of us face an endless stream of ethical dilemmas at work”.

The vast majority of those dilemmas are not related to corruption per se, but fall into one of three areas: competing interests, misaligned incentives, or clashing cultures.

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Source Article: What You Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company
Author(s): Christopher McLaverty and Annie McKee