Contrary to what is generally assumed, “ethics” originally meant the mere “behaviour” of actors. Confronting this original meaning with the current normative one makes room for a new understanding of the tension between what is and what should be any level – including the organizational one. Such a renewal makes room for a deepened understanding of decision making processes which are at the core of the relations between ethics, time, and organizations.
BIBARD, L. (2011). L’éthique et la question du temps. Humanisme et Entreprise, (302), pp. 85-100.