You've got another difficult problem to solve. However, now that
you've had some experience using the lenses, we know that you can
sort your way through this second problem.
As you remember, the second step in making an ethical decision is
Being Intelligent. As you reflect on the communications
from the previous screen, use your critical thinking skills to
evaluate the facts and each person's emotional
state to figure out exactly what ethical values are in tension
with each other. Then, you'll be able to frame the issue as a
statement that clearly highlights the ethical tension.
Remember that the best statement of the issue will…
- Highlight the tension between two competing values.
- Focus on whether the outcome would help everyone achieve their
highest ethical goals instead of just taking care of yourself.
- Avoid focusing on a specific course of action. Choosing exactly
what you're going to do too early defeats the purpose of
- Avoid focusing on yourself to avoid an unpleasant outcome.
Being ethically mature involves considering the expectations of all
of the people involved, even if you face some risks.
If you want some additional background in framing ethical
issues, click on the book icon at the top of this page. Remember
that the Ethics Coach playbook changes on each page with
information that may give you a clearer picture of the task you are
As you are Being Intelligent, select the statement that
best represents the values that are in tension in the ethical
dilemma. Then click Next at the bottom of the
Which issue frames the values in tension?
A. Whether G-BioSport should attempt to involve the Slovanian
government agency responsible for local environmental matters as a
participant in negotiations to solve this problem.
B. Whether G-BioSport should procure OSL from a U.S. source in
order to promote more environmentally sustainable production
practices and the employment of U.S. workers.
C. Whether G-BioSport should seek out a solution to the pollution
issue with Bresnet that considers the interests of key stakeholders
beyond G-BioSport's shareholders.
D. Whether G-BioSport can rely on Bresnet's compliance with its
local environmental laws and regulations as the basis for
continuing to do business with Bresnet.