Cooperation, consulting and Fads LO7551

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
22 May 96 15:02:05 EDT

Replying to LO7468 -- (jack hirschfeld) contributed in part:

>.... Geoffrey Bellman has written eloquently of how a
>consultant's judgement might be distorted by a desire to eat regular, or
>in some cases by simple greed. But the ethics of the situation are clear
>to me: a consultant needs to know the answer to Warfield's third question,
>and has an ethical obligation to provide THAT.
--end of quote --

In a Dateline segment on Tuesday, they establish that a third of the
population in the US will lie or cheat when presented with the
opportunity, that another third will be influenced by the situation with
about half of them deciding to cheat in the particular situation.

So the population as a whole has a 50% chance of being honourable when
given a free choice. This may be why consultants get a bad rap. Its just
the half who are predisposed to it creating a bad image!


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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