Ethical Lens Analysis

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Our team was split almost down the middle with the lenses we utilize. Two members had a rights and responsibilities lens, two had an autonomy and rationality lens, and the final member has ‘no lens’ and utilizes all the lenses in turn. Those with the rights and responsibilities lens found they believed universal rules existed and applied to everyone which made the simulation difficult to understand how or why others approach similar situations with different methodologies. The members with this lens also found that they have a tendency to make decisions that are ‘right for everyone,’ which of course assumes they do know what is best for everyone. One member has no dominant lens. This individual is able to look at each of the lenses and determine…show more content…
They also struggled with understanding the difference between their ‘best alternative’ and the lens assigned ‘best alternative’. Ethical lenses adopted by individuals tend to influence decision making by affecting how problems and conflicts are approached. Your ethical lens of preference makes you ‘blind’ to the other approaches and makes it difficult to see the benefits of the other lenses and weaknesses of your own lens. This adds tension to groups because what seems like the best solution to a problem to a single team member might be completely inappropriate to another. The team found that these different approaches can create more issues within a team or group if you don’t understand that everyone has their own ‘right approach.’ To a rights and responsibilities lens approaching an issue head on and dealing with the conflict directly might not be fun, but it is necessary in order to move past the problem in the most efficient way possible. To another lens dealing with the problem might best be handled with a generic email. To a rights and responsibilities lens an email seems passive aggressive and inefficient as the individual that needs the message might not see it or know that it is directed at them. To another lens approaching the individual directly could be unneeded conflict. Understanding

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