This has suddenly become a hot topic amongst my clients.
From a religious and moral stand point, corruption is a no no. Yet from a practical stand point, it seems to be order of the day, especially is one is dealing with the government. So what does a manager do when he is faced with such a situation?
His boss says – this is how business is done, so get on with it, while his instincts tell his that it is not right but by not doing it, the company may loose businesss or he may be seen as a non performer.
How does on trade off personal values against organizational practices that are in conflict?
At which point does “no I will not do it” become, “its ok since everyone is doing it?”
At which point does “Its ok since everyone is doing it” become “no I will not do it anymore?”
Is there a scale that rates things from bad to worse, e.g if you had to rate the following which is the “least bad” to the “worse bad”:
giving bribes – cash
giving bribes – gifts : holidays, shopping etc.
stealing company money (hijacking part of the bribes..)