Jan 20, 2017 08:11 PM EST

To Jump Or Not To Jump? Things To Consider When Confronted With Ethical Dilemmas At Work

Making a decision when facing an ethical dilemma is never easy for most people. While others see the world as black and white, that is not always the case when it comes to ethical issues.

Ethical issues arise when you have to choose whether to commit an unethical action for the greater good or not. As an example, you might not always report employees who steal small stuff because you believe that the stuff does not really affect his performance or the company's bottom line.

Fast Company reported one of the best ways to deal with ethical dilemmas is to find a solution that will work for everyone. In addition, making a decision that will have the least impact on everyone is ideal.

While it is easy to preach about doing those things, executing them are actually difficult for employees. Aside from company rules, humans are also governed by their emotions and social upbringing. While some may abhor breaking or bending the rules, some may actually feel that it would be fine to do so for a friend or a loved one.

If a creative solution does not resolve an ethical dilemma, people should know when to speak up against the issue. While small issues can be tolerated in certain companies, issues that can affect profits and operations should be brought up and discussed.

The suggestion will certainly help people who will be working under the new U.S. administration. President Donald Trump has been know to flaunt that he was able to bend or break ethical rules in order to line his pockets.

WCQS reported that Trump's business conflicts are unconstitutional. However, he refused to say outright whether he will wash his hands off his businesses. Jobs & Hire also previously reported that Trump's reign in the U.S. could signal to businesses that doing unethical things is accepted.

At the end of the day, how to handle unethical dilemmas would depend on the strength of a person's character.

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