A Game Of Scruples (learning-org-digest V1 #1914) LO18998

Stephen Wehrenberg (wstephen@erols.com)
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 03:00:17 -0400

The Game "A Question of SCRUPLES" was developed by High Game Enterprises
in Wimmipeg CAN (1984), and marketed in the US by MARUCA Industries, Inc.,
230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001.

I located one USED copy (besides mine, which is unavailable) at:


I've heard it might be available through

Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
18061 Fitch Ave.
Irvine, CA 92714-6018

Phones: 800-874-4607; 714-833-8710
Fax: 714-833-8717

...but I saw nothing that would give me hope at their web site.

As for the quetion posed by Rick Karash in mid 1997 about the utility of
the game to Organizational Learning ... hard to say. I suspect you learn
more about yourself by playing it than you could about others (or in any
organizational sense). It might be interesting to play it, map your
responses and those of others, and use the results to infer a "world view"
or "moral model." Of course, this implies candor ... we could all answer
sticky moral questions requiring scruples the RIGHT way ... the question
is, in a given situation, how would we REALLY respond? Do you let the
cashier know when you have been short changed? Are you as quick to alert
the same cashier when you get more than the correct change? Hmmm ....
sometimes it seems to me that morality is what we impose on others ... the
code of behavior we expect of others. Ourselves ... well, we would be
exempt from such a code beause we can trust ourselves not to go too far
... right?


Stephen B. Wehrenberg, Ph.D.
Chief, HR Enterprise Capability, US Coast Guard
Administrative Sciences, The George Washington University
"Born empowered ... what happened?!?"

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