Designing Better Ethical Solutions

business_ethics_highlights_2What does it mean to ‘design’ a better solution to an ethical quandary? What can decision-makers learn about ethics by thinking in terms of design? The piece below presents the analogy, and suggests four specific lessons that can be learned from it. >>>

LINK: How design can help companies make better ethical choices (by [Author] for Source)

This implies a useful perspective on ethical problem-solving generally: every decision made in response to an ethical crisis is a kind of hypothesis. It is a guess—hopefully an educated guess—about what is going to work.

This follows more generally from what we might call a “design” perspective on ethical decision-making. Because design (whether of machines or institutions) is a process of hypothesis formulation and testing. ….

What do you think?


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