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This course 'Unethical decision making in organizations : A seminar on the dark side of the force' will teach you how strong organizational contexts push good people towards unethical decisions. You will also learn how to protect yourself and your organization against such forces lurking in the dark. About the Course This course teaches how narrow frames and strong contexts can push good people towards unethical decisions and how they can protect themselves and their organization against ethical blindness. The goal of this course is to empower the participants to analyze the risks of unethical or illegal behavior that might be triggered by powerful contexts. It draws from various disciplines such as management, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and literature, in order to learn what these disciplines contribute to a better understanding of unethical behavior. The course also analyzes some of the most prominent organizational scandals of the recent decades through the lenses of these disciplines. Whenever we hear about ethical scandals, we tend to believe that unethical or illegal behaviour in organizations is driven by character deficiencies of individual actors. Put differently, we simply assume that bad things are done by bad people. However, numerous corporate scandals have demonstrated that even people with a high level of integrity can break the rules if they are put into a strong context. A better understanding of why and under what conditions good people make bad ethical decisions will enable us to better protect individuals as well as their respective organizations against the potentially overwhelming power of the context. It will also enable us to cure societies from problems like corruption. At the end of the course, you are able to: 1. Explain the impact of social context on individual decision making using various theories (from Management, Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy) 2. Apply these theories to the analysis of some of the most eminent organizational scandals of the recent decades 3. Assess risks of ethical blindness in your own organizational context 4. Design interventions to reduce such risks for yourself and your organization Recommended Background No background expertise is required. The course is open for interested layperson as well as experts who work on related topics, be it as researchers or practitioners (e.g., compliance managers in corporations). Why is this course important for me? Currently, the understanding of why good people make unethical decisions is rather limited, related research is rather fragmented, and the management of such problems in organizations is overly simplistic, legalistic, and inadequate. Understanding contexts, including the dangers of routines, the mindlessness of our daily decisions, and the healing power of mindful decision-making routines is of increasing importance. In this course, you will learn the latest knowledge and the appropriate tool box for dealing with ethical challenges that you will face throughout your life! What do I need to follow this course? We build bridges between various scientific disciplines and will familiarize you with those disciplines smoothly. You need no expertise, just come and share your own real-world experiences about unethical decisions. After all, we are all experts in making decisions—some more ethically, some less ethically—aren’t we?...

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Jul 30, 2017

i am faculty in an engineer college in vizag. I teach Professional ethics to the undergraduate student. Your course content is extremely useful. Thanks for provide great contents


Jun 09, 2018

amazing ideas, lots of all the things mentioned happen at my job and I didn't notice that they are so connected, unethical decisions are a big chain

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por Mannika S

Feb 11, 2017

Short, but informative course. Great for working professionals.

por Luiz M

Mar 02, 2017

Excellent course, well-planned and carefully executed. Thanks!

por Riane d H

Jul 19, 2018

Absolutely a must! Very detailed and useful in recognizing

por Jhonny F A N

Jul 19, 2017

exelent the coursera is a good class, thanks for everyone

por Govind G V

Feb 16, 2017

very structured course from the foundation level.



Jan 31, 2017

Amazing Course. Informative, Productive and Fulfilling.

por Madelene S

Dec 06, 2016

I've really learned a lot from this course, thank

por Himanshu

Nov 13, 2019

Unethical Decision Making in Organizations

por Mark A

Nov 20, 2018

A great course that should be compulsor

por Majid A

May 17, 2019

Looking to the world on another side.

por Thomas A F d A

Apr 18, 2019

great course. excellent references.

por Fernando A

Jan 09, 2017

Excellent content and methodology.

por Katia S

Nov 19, 2019

very nice course. game changing

por Narmina G

Apr 22, 2017

Great course and presentations!

por Anurag Y

Nov 14, 2019

satisfied with the lecture

por Lucia V R

Dec 17, 2019

Muy útil y bien explicado

por rajneesh r

Feb 18, 2017

well organised course.

por Maira B

Jul 26, 2017

Excellent course!

por Rinata N

Jan 29, 2017

something new!

por Theodore K

Jan 08, 2018

Great course!

por Daniela b

Sep 26, 2019

Muito Bom !

por Rabia A S

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por david e

Mar 07, 2017

This course is well worthwhile. Its main objective is make you think about ethical issues, as opposed to making decisions in a rote manner. Their argument about ethical blindness is persuasive and it helps you to understand corporate behaviors that appear to be inconceivable (Enron, Ford Pinto, etc).

My hope was to learn more about guidelines for making corporate decisions that have internal economic costs or benefits, with associated external social benefits or costs. However, I was assured that this would not be possible in the confines of this course. But this course does make you hungry for more. Hopefully, this faculty will be able to offer a follow-up course in the near future.

por Kasia B

Sep 14, 2017

Very interesting course, as a lawyer I got another perspective on non-compliance. Appreciate the possibility to learn new things in an approachable and well structured manner.