Aug 31, Kristin rated it it was amazing This is a great book about how people are much more unethical than they think they are. I'm an auditor, so thinking about what motivates people to act in less desirable ways is part of my job. The point of the book is that we tend to focus on corruption that is deliberate and intentional, but ignore unethical choices made everday that are unintentional, when we are confused by our ethical blind spots. The authors analyze major recent ethical lapses through this lens, such as Enron, steroids in b This is a great book about how people are much more unethical than they think they are.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1: But we are not as ethical as we think we are.
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.
The authors demonstrate how ethical standards shift, how we neglect to notice and act on the unethical behavior of others, and how compliance initiatives can actually promote unethical behavior.
They argue that scandals will continue to emerge unless such approaches take into account the psychology of individuals faced with ethical dilemmas. Distinguishing our "should self" the person who knows what is correct from our "want self" the person who ends up making decisionsthe authors point out ethical sinkholes that create questionable actions.
Suggesting innovative individual and group tactics for improving human judgment, "Blind Spots" shows us how to secure a place for ethics in our workplaces, institutions, and daily lives.
Nielsen Book Data Subjects.Many of the blind spots described impact our activities in the areas of business innovation, negotiation, and communication.
The book suggests that there are ten common sources of these blind spots, and some simple ways to decrease their impact. Not stopping to think* Our society is action oriented and sometimes hectic. After reading the book "Blind Spots," I felt there was a strong correlation with the movie "Enron," because there were quite a few people who fell into unethical intentionality, such as Jeffrey Skilling and Andrew Fastow, as well as some who belong with unethical unintentionality, such as the people like Sherron Watkins, the Enron vice president.
Tenbrunsel Blindspots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do About It. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press pages US$ (cloth ISBN ) This is a book that aims to accomplish quite a bit. Its authors, Max H. Bazerman and Ann particularly when such blind spots are encouraged or reinforced .
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Explaining why traditional approaches to ethics don't work, the book considers how blind spots like ethical fading - the removal of ethics from the decision - making process - have led to tragedies and scandals such as the Challenger space shuttle disaster, steroid use in Major League Baseball, the crash in the financial markets, and the energy. 5 Blind Spots has 2 ratings and 1 review. Lisa said: A small little book from a giant in Christian psychology. Kind of a great book if you are working wi /5. The size of the normal blind spot was found to be markedly dependent upon the stimulus value of the target. Minor reduction in value of .
Lisa said: A small little book from a giant in Christian psychology. Kind of a great book if you are working wi /5. Bazerman, Max H.; Tenbrunsel, Ann E. Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It (Kindle).
Princeton University Press. Kindle Edition. This paper reviews recent research on unintentional unethical behavior and provides an overview of the conditions under which ethical blind spots lead good people to cross ethical boundaries.