Good collaboration is Ethically Oriented.
Key Questions to be Answered
→What do “ethics” look like in collaborative work? Is your collaboration ethically oriented?
→How can individuals create the conditions for “good” ethical behavior in a collaboration?
→How can individuals avoid situations in a collaboration that might elicit “poor” or “bad” ethical behavior?
A Case of Good Ethics: It’s Not All about Me
A Case of Bad Ethics: There’s No “I” in Team, But Who Cares?
The following Toolkit activities relate directly to different aspects of the ELEMENT Ethically Oriented. Click on the title to take you directly to the full activity.
This activity is an opportunity to think about the values that are most important in one’s work. Knowing what we value most in our work, relationships, and other commitments makes it easier to respond to opportunities and conflicts with integrity. The Value Sort is a way for individuals to reflect upon what is most important to them personally, and it is also a good way to stimulate conversations with their collaborators.
Often, collaborations are formed without any thought to the potential negative consequences that might ensue. Without consideration of factors that may produce such negative consequences, issues may emerge as organizations face internal changes during the partnership. This activity helps participants consider challenges from an outsider’s perspective.
The purpose of this activity is to identify, articulate, and discuss “cultural differences” among participating organizations.
The purpose of this activity is to explore the “concentric circles” of responsibility within a collaboration to help participants delineate individual and collective responsibilities for the collaborative work.