Ethical Blindness In Corporations

Course Overview:

People with high values and principles make unethical decisions leaving everyone shocked and surprised. When they make such decisions, it is generally understood that such actions were taken after deliberation and calculation. However, the reality may be different.

The concept of ethical blindness and ethical fading help us analyze the risks of unethical or illegal behavior that might be triggered by powerful contexts. Whenever we hear about ethical scandals, we tend to believe that bad things are done by bad people.

This course provides a detailed overview with insightful practical examples to demonstrate how contexts “bad barrels” are more responsible for unethical decision making. Using various examples, participants can evaluate the ethics of their own decision making as well as learn what can be done to avoid ethical blindness in our lives.


Learning Outcomes Include:

Upon completion of this course, participants shall be able to:

  • Describe the concept of ethical blindness
  • Explain the concept of blind spots in decision making
  • Describe the concept of ethical fading and ethical blindness
  • Describe how powerful contexts can become larger than reasoning
  • Highlight how ethical blindness occurs in various situations
  • Give examples of ethical blindness in corporations and in our routine lives
  • Understand how to achieve ethical resilience via a case study

The program could be customised to particular corporate requirements incorporating company policies and relevant ethical scandals to roll out for all its employees


One Day / Half Day


Learning Excursion / Classroom Training