AUTHOR Self oriented, but provided limited help for Sadhu His drive for achievement drove him away from the moral obligations Influenced by lack of group organization, leadership and incentive Influenced by both lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions Lack of Sherpa’s incentive AUTHORS FRIEND STEVEN Provided partial help for the Sadhu, but could not do more as he lacked capability and support to arrange further treatment for him He felt compassion influenced by his religious views Influenced by both lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions
Lack of Sherpa’s incentive SWISS TEAM Provided some clothes for Sadhu and then continued their travel Influenced by limited moral concern and lack of group incentive Influenced by both lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions Lack of Sherpa’s incentive NEW ZEALAND TEAM Helped Sahdu to certain extent by taking him bellow snow line Focus on personal goals Influenced by both lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions Lack of Sherpa’s incentive JAPANESE TEAM He refused to provide horse for transportation of Sadhu Provided food and drink
Possibly influenced by lack of knowledge of Hindu traditions Limited feeling for moral obligation or cultural beliefs 3. What should be our role in helping others-in business and in our personal life? First of all our role is to follow personal and group ethical norms and help others as much as we can Second of all, if there is no group norms, we should take incentive We should provide help if it is needed and desired (case of Sadhu shows that help might have been undesired as freezing to death is part of the ritual) 4.
Is there a collective or institutional ethic that differs from the ethics of the individual? Ethics of individuals is based on personal beliefs and convictions On the other hand, Corporate ethics are above personal and serve the purpose of driving behavior of individuals within the corporation regardless of their own beliefs or supporting them to perform socially responsible behavior, rather then leaving them to perform such behavior on their own 5.
What would you have done if you were in the author’s position? Why? As a group we agreed that we would have tried to influence other individuals that were present to provide joint effort to save Sadhu. If this effort would fail, it is very likely that we would have joined forces with Stephen in order to do what is possible at that moment Lastly, we provided this answer from the meeting room, thus we can say that same factors could influence us in real life situation such as one in the case