Did You Know
During an organisational crisis, your "ethical switch" can get temporarily and unconsciously turned off, making you vulnerable to (very) bad decision-making. This phenomenon, called ethical blindness, is a temporary, involuntary and unconscious state that is so potent that people who experience it (and make poor decisions) are often shocked and surprised by their own behaviour afterwards. Could this help explain why we see good leaders and employees doing uncharacteristically bad things in a crisis? Here's an overview of the issue and some practical solutions for crisis managers.