Ethical decisions come in all shapes and sizes, from answering the dreaded “does this make me look fat?” to deciding whether to expense a vacation and everything in between. A person’s ethical compass can constantly be recalibrating. When ethical decisions arise in business, with the added pressures of company expectations, personal success, etc… the stakes can soar incredibly high, and the compass gets skewed.


Use this scene from “Changing Lanes,” involving a simple fender bender, to get your team thinking about the ethical choices they make and their impact on your business.

What might motivate a person to make an unethical decision?

When do you find it most difficult to make the right decision?

Does your work environment make it easier or more difficult to be ethical?

What is the best process for making ethical decisions?