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?