Moral Relativism and Your Organization

Moral relativism is a constant struggle within society today and within our organizations. No matter where you may stand on the issue of moral relativism we can look at it’s impact.

Moral relativism is the understanding that one’s person truth may not be anothers truth. This comes from an understanding that each person has their own convictions or lack of convictions that drive that individual. For example: a person may not be have the same understanding of the things you believe may be right or wrong. In their mind those things are not be wrong. Likewise, someone else may believe something is wrong and you may not. Moral relativsm helps us to understand each person is entitled to their own ruling compass. This is opposed to the cultural norms of the past.

Understanding moral relativism is helpful in understanding organizational climate today. If we are not aware moral relativism is an important topic today, we can be left out on understanding the behavioral impact it exudes within the workforce today.

Some people feel they are entitled to their own rules, which can impact your place of business. Not having specific guidelines in place to determine the path of employees behavior will create a climate to allow their own compass rule their behavior. It is crucial to create Core Values, which drive the organization so everyone knows what to compass to live by. This helps everyone to be guided by the organizations principles. Behaviors which lie outside of the Core Values can then be properly addressed. By not having Core Values the Organizations morals can be determned by the individuals and certain havoc can exist.