When Personal Values Conflict With Ethical Decision Making
Personal values may conflict with ethical decision making if those personal values are different than the organizational norms of the business or institution. These personal values could be rooted in religious beliefs or a family norm that shunned or promoted a certain concept. These could be insignificant to the organization but the nuance of that concept could start a domino effect that could cause distention among the corporate or institutional structure. Before a leader makes an ethical decision, they should make sure that the decision is based on the organizational norm rather than their own value system.