We All Have An Inner Compass That Guides Us In Making The Right Or Wrong Choices.
Whether or not we choose to follow it is another matter. In the work world you have employees where making ethical choices comes naturally and some who need some work in that department.
There are four different ethical types of people that are typically found in the workplace. These types include The Conformist, The Negotiator, The Navigator, and The Wiggler. It is up to you which one you will be or which ones you will employ.
- The conformist is an employee who follows rules rather than questions authority figures.
- The negotiator is someone who tries to make up rules as he goes.
- The navigator is someone who, when confronted with a situation in which people are behaving unethically, is able rely on an innate ethical sense to guide his/her actions, even if these decisions aren’t easy.
- The wiggler doesn’t give a lot of thought to what is right.
Ideally we would all be navigators, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. We must learn find our way through difficult choices and find a happy medium between the 4 different ethical types.
“If you don’t have integrity, you have nothing. You can’t buy it. You can have all the money in the world, but if you are not a moral and ethical person, you really have nothing”. -Henry Kravis