Shades of Grey: Business

Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.

Submitted for Your Discussion & Consideration

One of your work contacts stops by and invites you along to a business luncheon. You feel like you’re ready for a lunch break, so you go with him to the event. When you arrive, you see that the luncheon is being hosted by a business rival, a competitor whose questionable business practices set you worlds apart. Signs for their business are everywhere. Your rival is even scheduled to
give a presentation.

Do you think that you would stay for lunch? Would you think of it as an opportunity to network and put the rest out of your mind? How would you feel about walking out as an
alternative?

Would it make a difference in your relationship with the work contact who invited you to come with him? Or do you think that would depend on how aware he was of your competitors negative business actions and the friction between you and your rival?

Issue date: Oct 11–Oct 24, 2013

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.