Monday, August 17, 2009

Crisis and ethics

One student at IIM, Ahmedabad was stricken with swine flu. She took off to Delhi where her father is a doctor. In the process, how many people would have been infected is anybody's guess. The role of the institute is not known.
Is it correct on the part of the student to have travelled while being a carrier of the scary flu? When the person becomes hopefully a CEO, would her behaviour not be the same? It is indeed difficult to be ethical in a crisis, but that is when ethics is needed most.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Individuals and organisations react alike in a crisis. Both exhibit their most selfish and most greedy selves.But don't worry. This uniquely predictable behaviour is duly factored in all simulation models.