There is a difference between consequentialist and non-consequentialist theories. The supporters of the consequentialist theory suggest that the actions could be justified according to the resulting consequences they brought to life. In other words, consequentialists will support unethical decisions if they lead to a bigger good.
For example, if the killing of one person will save the lives of nine other people, the consequentialist will approve of such a decision. At the same time, the non-consequentialist will condemn this type of reasoning since killing is unethical regardless of the potential benefit involved.
Noteworthy, both theories have specific advantages and disadvantages when applied to the organization’s environment. For instance, consequentialists would make a valuable input in projects related to manufacturing processes and smart technologies.
This approach is less applicable when evaluating employees and optimizing their functional responsibilities. The non-consequentialist attitude will have a better implementation when developing recruitment and retention strategies and writing organizational culture manuals.