"Most employees who behave unethically fail to understand that their behavior is indeed unethical and can have harmful consequences."
Do you buy that?
Yuval Feldman says so in a thoughtfully framed piece in Harvard Business Review this week ("Companies Need to Pay More Attention to Everyday Unethical Behavior", HBR, March 1, 2019) and argues that employers need to (1) draw their people's attention to what is in fact ethical vs. unethical on a regular basis; and (2) demonstrate that infractions are greeted with real consequences. Easier said than done?
This conversation feels quaint and even naive when considered next to the testimony in Congress last week by former Trump fixer Michael Cohen...