The ethical limitations of quietists

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The ethical limitations of quietists

Ethical limitations quietists

Quietism is the resignation of self to achieve contentment. It is a disengagement from the ethical problems of the world. Its ethical limitation is that a quietist manager would not see it as their role to react to wrongdoing within their organization. The intellectual role exemplifies this ethical danger. Quietists are inclined not to act against unethical organizational behavior.

Ethical limitations quietists

The balancers of  Ethical limitations quietists

There are two managerial roles, the culture designer and the transactional manager, that are intermediate between the four stances. The ethical problem is maintaining the equilibrium. The balancers could become quietists, rhetoricians, subjectivists or prophets when deviating from the equilibrium.


It is not just what our values are that matters, but also how important those are for us. Cathexis refers to the strong sense of attachment that people may have towards their values and it is this commitment that drives people to act in the world.
Our connections with our values are not straightforward. This suggests that the belief, that the role of senior management is to promulgate a mission and asset of values that everyone can accept looks naïve.
People do not simply ‗have‘ values. Their values are constantly being redefined and prioritized as they find themselves in different situations and talking to different people.
You only buy into something because you think it will be advantageous, not because you think it is right.