Purpose: To think about how an individual’s hidden personal beliefs, attitudes, and especially their unconscious biases may lead to injustices in the workplace and how these ethical lapses may be counteracted.
- Read the following article in your course pack and focus your thinking on the associated discussion questions.
“How (UnHow (Un)ethical Are You_.pdf)ethical Are You?” Banaji, Mahzarin R.; Bazerman, Max H.; Chugh, Dolly. In Harvard Business Review, Case #R0312D. Published 12/01/2003, Harvard Business School Publishing.
- Can you cite any examples of implicit prejudice, in-group favoritism, or overclaiming of credit from your own work experiences?
- Do you believe that research measures like the IAT tests might be a helpful step in addressing the issue of unintentional unethical behaviors in the workplace?
- How might the IAT approach be integrated into your own organization?
Hint: To view and try these research tools yourself see the following Web site: http://implicit.harvard.edu.