Making an ethical decision can sometimes be a challenging process in the workplace. Given enough time, most of us are able to work through a dilemma and make the right choice. Life, however, does not have a pause button, and decisions quite often must be made quickly. What is someone who is caught in an ethical dilemma to do when a quick decision is the only option? When dealing with such a dilemma, a person is facing a “moment of truth” – a moment that can help define who the person is and who the person will become.
In a moment of truth, there are four critical questions that we must ask ourselves before we make a decision:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all?
- Is it free from harm?
- Am I proud to do it?
The illuminating video Moment of Truth focuses on six different ethical dilemmas, some more complex than others. Every character in these scenarios is facing outside pressure and is forced to make a difficult decision. The video shows employees how to apply the four moment-of-truth questions to their lives, as well as how to learn to identify things that get in the way of making ethical decisions (such as outside pressure and conflicting priorities) and discern clearly what they are choosing when they are in the middle of an ethical dilemma.