MyOpenMBA:Guiding Principles

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Guiding Principles[edit]

Ethical principles are more powerful than rules.[edit]

As much as possible, this wiki will be run according to a set of guiding ethical principles rather than specific rules, i.e. using applied ethics. This very list of principles — or indeed any of the knowledge contained in the wiki, for that matter — is subject to change and evolution. We use ethical principles over rules when possible, because principles do a better job of capturing the intent of a policy. Applying rules may be quicker in some cases, but applied ethics is preferred, because it necessitates self-reflection, and this is necessary for informing the further evolution of the community.

Collegiality and civility lead to better discussions, and this leads to better policy.[edit]

All participants on this site are encouraged to treat one another with respect, empathy and dignity. A plurality of viewpoints is encouraged, and inevitably, disagreements will arise. The adept manager possesses the skill to tackle difficult discussions without giving or taking offence, and must get into the mindset of being "the adult in the room". The student of management (i.e. everyone here) is therefore implored to actively practice the skill of disagreeing without attacking, and of being able to effectively mediate such disagreements constructively while providing a path forward.

Clear, insightful, original contribution is how MyOpenMBA provides value to its readers.[edit]

All contributions to the wiki must be original, including images and multimedia assets when uploaded. Copyrighted works may be cited and/or linked to. (This wiki having been modelled after Wikipedia, we will adopt their guidelines until such a time as the community here decides to elaborate their own.)

Clear and unambiguous writing is an art, one that the adept manager must constantly practice. Style is important, too. The community is encouraged to hold the written works in this wiki to the highest standards of grammar, logical organization, and scholarship.