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Decision Making Tips

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Doing the right thing is not always easy. Try to avoid these excuses for behavior that may not meet the requirements of U-M’s Code of Conduct:

  • Other programs or universities are doing it this way
  • Even if the action is a little questionable, it’s for a good cause
  • No one will ever know
  • I don’t have time to do it the right way
  • I saw my supervisor doing it the other day
  • That policy wasn’t meant to apply to me
  • I’m a good person so it’s okay for me to bend the rules

At times, a difficult situation may present itself, and the right decision may not be clear or easy to make. As you consider possible actions, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is there a law or regulation that governs the situation? If there is, the law should be followed at all times?
  • Is there an internal policy or procedure that governs the situation? If there is, the law should be followed at all times?
  • Would my action be consistent with U-M’s commitment to the highest ethical standards?
  • How would my actions be seen by someone outside the organization?