Decision Making: Legal & Ethical Perspectives


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When trying to make a decision in business, what is most important, ethical or legal considerations?

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1. When trying to make an ethical decision, most people are likely to primarily consider:

2. As a society, we generally think that people first develop some understanding of right vs. wrong during which stage in life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Are ethical considerations any more or less important than legal considerations when it comes to making decisions? What do many consider when making an ethical decision? These are examples of some of the things you will need to know for this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect to do well on this quiz if you are able to:

  • Tell whether ethical or legal considerations are most important in decision-making
  • Identify what most people consider when making an ethical decision
  • Discuss the stage in life where most people first develop an understanding of right and wrong
  • Select a word that describes how most people feel when considering involvement with the law
  • Explain the purpose of the law

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the level of importance of ethical and legal considerations in decision-making
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information about the purpose of the law and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the making of ethical decisions

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Decision Making: Legal & Ethical Perspectives explores this topic in more detail. By using this lesson, you can learn more about:

  • What cartoon exemplifies the struggle when making a decision
  • What we need to know to make informed choices
  • Why many workplaces have ethical standards for employees