Ethics Goes Viral: pandemic dilemmas

Webinar
15 October 2020

Tags: Pandemic and Beyond, Decision-making

Review the webinar recording, dilemmas and voting results of our latest series.

As part of our series, Pandemic and Beyond: the ethical issues, we released six weekly, pandemic-influenced ethical dilemmas. To conclude the series, the IBE’s Associate Director, Prof. Chris Cowton was joined by Dr Amanda Bunten, Director of Behavioural Ethics at GSK and Ram Gidoomal, Vice President of IBE International Advisory Council, to discuss the three scenarios that generated the most varied voting.

You can read all six dilemmas and check on how people voted online below. 

The dilemmas 

#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 6: a healthy concern
#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 6: a healthy concern

In the final dilemma of our Pandemic and Beyond series, we consider the ethical implications of digital marketing techniques aimed at younger, impressionable audiences.

#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 5: between the two of us
#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 5: between the two of us

In the fifth dilemma of our Pandemic and Beyond series, we question what to do when a colleague warns you about possible redundancy.

#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 4: facing up to social media
#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 4: facing up to social media

In the fourth dilemma of our Pandemic and Beyond series, we question what to do when a colleague appears to be ignoring the rules.

#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 3: tough love
#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 3: tough love

In the third dilemma of our Pandemic and Beyond series, we consider what to do when a member of the team is not meeting their targets.

#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 2: are you in?
#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 2: are you in?

In the second dilemma of our Pandemic and Beyond series, we question what to do when a team member would prefer not to return to the office.

#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 1: a sticky situation
#PandemicAndBeyond - Dilemma 1: a sticky situation

In the first dilemma of our Pandemic and Beyond series, we consider what to do when a colleague has been furloughed.

The results

Here are the options and voting percentages from those who participated in the series which was open from early September - mid October.