Danger signs of ethical meltdown

Jul 22 2005 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Is your organisation at risk of ethical meltdown? According to consultants ISR, these are the danger signs that could signal moral implosion:

  1. Open debate and questioning of the status quo are discouraged.
  2. Bad news is "spun".
  3. People hoard information rather than sharing it.
  4. Focus is exclusively on short-term results, often matched with unrealistic performance expectations.
  5. Customers, investors and the general public are seen as there to be manipulated.
  6. No questions about the behaviour of high-performing employees, with management focusing on the ends and ignoring the means.
  7. Any discussion of company values is dismissed as a public relations ploy.
Recognise any of these in your organisation?