CMI Unit 614 Ethical Decision Making
Ethical decision making under pressure is a fundamental requirement of a professional manager and leader. Ethical decision making is not easy, especially when decisions are under the spotlight of stakeholder opinion, constrained by organisational, legal and regulatory requirements, where ambiguity exists, where risks are high or where the outcome of decisions will be unpopular.
About this course
All decisions involve some form of value-based judgement and could involve ethical considerations. Whilst mechanistic decision making is the ability to select an action from different alternatives, ethical decision making focuses on value-based judgements and a wider range of issues that are typically more complicated in nature.
On this course, professional managers and leaders will learn the principles and practices of ethical decision making in different organisational contexts.
- Understand ethical decision making within organisational contexts
- Know how to make an ethical decision
1.1 Critically assess the influence of organisational context on decision making
1.2 Critically appraise personal values and behaviours required to make ethical decisions
1.3 Evaluate the challenges of ethical decision making
2.1 Critically appraise the types and sources of data and information available to inform ethical decision making
2.2 Recommend tools and techniques for ethical decision making
2.3 Present the justification for the ethical decision made