Extra Thinking Time Leads to Ethical Decisions

87% of research subjects opted not to lie for self-gain if they were given three minutes to contemplate their choice, compared with just 56% of participants who were told to make an immediate decision, says a team led by J. Keith Murnighan of Northwestern University. In a paper published in the Academy of Management Journal, the researchers suggest that in companies with a « fast pulse » and a tendency to reward quick decision making, employees may make ethical missteps because they lack adequate time for contemplation.

Study suggests disarmingly simple way to better job ethics: slow down…

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