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Tag Archives: Ethics
If you’re recovering from an injury, don’t push yourself to work or stress the injury before it is fully recovered. In general, the best time to recover from an injury – to realize the most complete recovery possible – is … Continue reading
Movies, books, and even society at times make it seem noble to sacrifice yourself at work. It isn’t. There is no reward for accepting a failure, especially someone else’s. It’s seldom appreciated and rarely recognized, but, can be very damaging … Continue reading
1 out of every 100 people is a psychopath. (Not all psychopaths are murderers.) Generally, their actions are taken out of self-interest. In work, your actions should be taken out of your self-interest. Nobody is obligated, and few will be inclined, … Continue reading
We don’t advise the following but have seen it done successfully. If you want to convince someone to agree to something that you doubt to which they’ll agree, change the situation so that the person or party is compelled to … Continue reading
Numerous departments require employees to join industry or CPD/CPE organizations. However, employees might not be informed of the organization’s lobbying activities, or that positions lobbied for by the organizations may be contrary to the employee’s interests. If you’re concerned about … Continue reading
Following are no-brainer CLMs (career limiting moves) that seem to be occurring with increasing frequency in a number of workplaces. - Yelling - Screaming at an employee - Threatening an employee - Physically intimidating an employee - Throwing or slamming … Continue reading
Employers: Telling people that an employee is suing the company can be both effective retaliation and self-fulfilling.
Lessons from the Wisconsin public union battle: The sooner you accomplish something, the sooner people forget. By launching the battle immediately following the last big election, Governor Scott Walker and the Republican members of Wisconsin’s congress front load the risk … Continue reading
Several lessons can be learned from the recent controversy involving NPR’s Ron Schiller and James O’Keefe’s organization, The Project Veritas (“the video-gate controversy”). First, perform appropriate vetting before making an investment. In the video-gate controversy, the prospective donors’ credentials were not … Continue reading
Generally, people do not gain respect from bosses, peers, or subordinates by throwing subordinates under the bus. Instead, throwing subs under the bus causes subs to distrust and fear the supervisor. It also generates conflict as subs will generally avoid … Continue reading
Most of us like to gossip. We like to feel that we’re in the know, that we are the go to person for scuttle butt. But, be careful about how you spread the word. If you have serious concerns about someone … Continue reading
If you’re questioning something you’re going to do, or plan to do something extreme, consider the following. How will other people perceive your action? What are the most likely consequences and outcome of your actions? How will you feel about … Continue reading
If you have an open requisition, consider the following in order to maximize your interview process. To the extent the following is used in formulating an interview process, discuss the process with interview process participants to ensure consistency. Likewise, ask … Continue reading
Consider your environment before you shout out the title of a document that printed immediately before yours. Don’t holler something that does not favor the company if external auditors are sitting in cubicles near the printer!
When a colleague or supervisor steals your idea, it can be an opportunity for you. Generally, these people can get away with it because they’re savvy at the game of office-politics, or are well-connected within the office. What this means for you … Continue reading
Recruiters: to ensure success with your recruits and employers, manage everyone’s expectations and be realistic. If you’re dishonest or overly pushy, most likely the parties involved will perceive it. If you don’t accurately or adequately represent their interests, most likely they … Continue reading
Could your blog be impairing your chances of securing a job? Or a promotion? While blogging provides catharsis during difficult times, without care, it can be damaging, as well. For example, ranting about an employer’s decision not to hire you validates that employer’s … Continue reading
Poll: Does religion belong in the workplace?
Poll: Do politics belong in the workplace?
Poll: How will business ethics be affected as more women assume leadership roles?