It is the recommendation of this author that, in regards to this case, Jess Smith should complete the project despite her misgivings about the ethical nature of the band. However, Smith should ensure that both the client and manager are notified of her concerns along with the specific components of the project with which she took issue. The case of Jess Smith and the Design Firm ultimately highlights the issue regarding how to resolve dissonance between personal belief and professional values and more broadly the challenge of facing other ideas that challenge an individual’s personal convictions.
Tan, Christopher, "Dissonance Between Personal Belief and Professional Values and the Challenge of Facing Other Conflicting Ideas" (2017). Richard T. Schellhase Essay Prize in Ethics. 10.