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Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management

On Ethics

Looking at some situation I came with the question: “Is that ethical?” My answer was negative. I started thinking about people, whose actions I looked at. Did they feel as they acted unethically?

Actually no. Not at all. They just played the way they know. Like they always did. They believed that was OK. Why I felt something completely different then?

Because there’s no universal definition of ethics. Each of us uses his own. And it happens so our definitions differ. As an effect we look at the same situation and think either “Oh, that was a smart business move, wasn’t it?” or “Is he trying to find his way to prison or something?”

I think situations when someone acts unethically (according to his own definition of ethics) are very rare. Usually it’s all about how we define ethics.

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