Midnight Within the Moral Order: Organizational Culture, Unethical Leaders, and Members’ Deviance

It is also midnight within the moral order. At midnight, colors lose their distinctiveness and become a sullen shade of grey. Moral principles have lost their distinctiveness. For modern man, absolute right and wrong are a matter of what the majority is doing. Right and wrong are relative to likes and dislikes and the customs of a particular community. We have unconsciously applied Einstein’s theory of relativity, which properly described the physical universe, to the moral and ethical realm.

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