Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It
Princeton University Press, Mar 1, 2011 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles. But we are not as ethical as we think we are. In Blind Spots, leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. From the collapse of Enron and corruption in the tobacco industry, to sales of the defective Ford Pinto, the downfall of Bernard Madoff, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster, the authors investigate the nature of ethical failures in the business world and beyond, and illustrate how we can become more ethical, bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be.
2 Why Traditional Approaches to Ethics Wont Save You
3 When We Act against Our Own Ethical Values
4 Why You Arent as Ethical as You Think You Are
5 When We Ignore Unethical Behavior
6 Placing False Hope in the Ethical Organization