You are the leader of a manufacturing team and learn that your employees are falsifying product quality results to sell more products

Situation 1:

 You are the leader of a manufacturing team and learn that your employees are falsifying product quality results to sell more products. If you report the matter, most of them will lose their jobs, you may lose yours, and your company will take a significant hit to its reputation. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. I would do what is fair.”

Observer 1: A

Observer 2: C

Observer 3: A

Observer 4: B

Self-Score: A

Situation 2:

You have an employee who has been having performance problems, which is making it hard for your group to meet its work quota. This person was recommended to you as a solid performer. You now believe the person’s former manager had problems with the employee and just wanted to get rid of the person. If you give the underperforming employee a good recommendation, leaving out the performance problems, you will have an opportunity to pass the employee off to another group. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. I would do what is fair.

Observer 1: B

Observer 2: B

Observer 3: D

Observer 4: C

Self-Score: F

  Situation 3:

 Your team is hard-pressed to complete a critical project. You hear about a job opening that would be much better for one of your key employees’ career. If this individual leaves the team, it will put the project in danger. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. I would do what is fair.

Observer 1: E

Observer 2: D

Observer 3: E

Observer 4: A

Self-Score: C

 Situation 4:

 An employee of yours has a child with a serious illness and is having trouble fulfilling obligations at work. You learn from your administrative assistant that this employee claimed 40 hours on a time sheet for a week when the employee actually only worked 30 hours. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. I would do what is fair.

Observer 1: A

Observer 2: F

Observer 3: D

Observer 4: C

Self-Score: F

Situation 5:

You are a manager, and some of your employees can finish their quotas in much less than the allotted time to do so. If upper management becomes aware of this, they will want you to increase the quotas. Some of your employees are unable to meet their current quotas. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. I would do what is fair.

Observer 1: F

Observer 2: B

Observer 3:C

Observer 4: A

Self-Score: D

    Situation 6:

You are an organization’s chief financial officer, and you are aware that the chief executive officer and other members of the senior leadership team want to provide exaggerated financial information to keep the company’s stock price high. The entire senior management team holds significant stock positions. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. I would do what is fair.

Observer 1: B

Observer 2: D

Observer 3: C

Observer 4: F

Self-Score: A

  Situation 7:

Two new employees have joined your accounting team right out of school. They are regularly found surfing the Internet or texting on their phones. Your accounting work regularly requires overtime at the end of the month to get the financial reports completed. These employees refuse to do any overtime, which shifts work to other team members. The other team members are getting resentful and upset. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what is fair.
  6. I would do what benefits me the most.

Observer 1: D

Observer 2: F

Observer 3:D

Observer 4: A

Self-Score: C

 Situation 8:

You are the director of a neighborhood food cooperative. A member—a single parent with four children—is caught shoplifting $30 in groceries from the co-op. You suspect this person has been stealing for years. You consider pressing charges. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. I would do what is fair.

Observer 1: A

Observer 2: B

Observer 3: D

Observer 4: C

Self-Score: B

        Situation 9:

You have been accused of discriminating against a particular gender in your hiring practices. A new position opens up, and you could hire a candidate of the gender you’ve been accused of discriminating against over a candidate of another gender, even though the latter candidate has slightly better qualifications. Hiring the former candidate would let you address this accusation and improve your reputation in the company. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. I would do what a good person would do.
  4. I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. I would do what is fair.

Observer 1: F

Observer 2: A

Observer 3: D

Observer 4: C

Self-Score: C

        Situation 10:

 You are a professor. One of your best students buys an essay online and turns it in for a grade. Later in the term, the student begins to feel guilty and confesses to you that the paper was purchased. It is the norm at the university to fail a student guilty of plagiarism. You must decide if you will flunk the student. What would you do in this situation?

  1. I would do what is right.
  2. I would do what benefits the most people.
  3. C.I would do what a good person would do.
  4. D.I would do what shows that I care about my relationships.
  5. E.I would do what benefits me the most.
  6. F.I would do what is fair.”

Observer 1: A

Observer 2: F

Observer 3:C

Observer 4: D

Self-Score: A