The creator of the decision-making
model devised a six-step plan to reflect the natural decision process
- Define the problem
- Identify available
- Evaluate the alternatives
- Make the decision
- Implement the decision
- Evaluate the decision
Ethical decisions are
made by applying series of "PLUS" filters to steps 1,
3 and 6.
- P=Policies - is it
consistent with organization guidelines?
- L=Legal - is it within
the scope of the law?
- U=Universal - does
it conform to values of my organization?
- S=Self - does it satisfy
my personal definition of what is right and fair?
While this may not guarantee
an ethical decision, it will ensure ethical components are taken