Rewards and punishments

We have a moral obligation to take care of ourselves.

We have a moral obligation to arrive on time to a dinner with friends.

We have a moral obligation to sell as much as possible for our our company.

When we impose a penalty or offer a reward for these behaviors, they risk becoming amoral. For some people, the question is no longer “should I do these things?” The question becomes “do I want the reward or avoid the punishment?”

For business ethics professionals, this reality should give us pause when we create our incentive programs.

 

One thought on “Rewards and punishments

  1. It is an interesting and fact based information. Every body either leader or any individual who have any position should observed and practice it; since being an ethical is foundation for all acts.

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