Why do people, normally good people, act differently than they say they will when presented with an ethical dilemma? That is one of the questions answered in the new book “Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It,” by Professors Max H. Bazerman (Harvard Business School) and Ann E. Tenbrunsel (Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame). The book does not excuse unethical or illegal behavior, but it provides us with an understanding of how people make decisions….poor decisions. Forensic accountants make a living out of trying to figure out why and how people commit the financial crimes that they do, but Blind Spots is a look beyond the traditional fraud triangle of evaluating Opportunity, Pressure and Rationalization.
Read the entire article, "Beyond Greed, We All Have Blind Spots."