The downside of loyalty: why some organizational cover-ups go unchecked
A cover-up, or an attempt to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error or unethical actions, can prove harmful and costly for an organization. Often starting small, a cover-up can turn into a scandal that forever tarnishes the reputation of an institution.
Making spaces on the high street for clothing repair
Sometimes I come across a study which is just so…..human. I relish it and can’t wait to pass it on. This is one of them. The researchers found that making space in high street shops for people to repair clothes could mend the damage caused by fast fashion and transform sewing into a wellbeing activity. Wow!
Big name corporations more likely to commit fraud
Household name companies are more prone to engage in financial fraud - fudging the numbers, lying to investors - but by the time the fraud is discovered the CEO has probably long moved on.
When genetic data meets marketing, beware!
Development of cost-effective techniques for measuring the human genome has led to an exponential growth in the direct-to-consumer genetic testing. It is estimated that over 30 million customers have already taken a DNA test. What are the implications of this growth for the field of marketing?
'Price of life' lowest in UK during COVID-19 pandemic
In a cross-country comparison across nine nations, researchers used epidemiological modelling to calculate how many lives were lost through delaying lockdown, estimating that a UK lockdown date just three days earlier would have saved 20,000 lives.
Financial pressure makes CFOs less likely to blow the whistle
Corporate financial managers do a great job of detecting signs of potential fraud but are less likely to voice these concerns externally when their company is under pressure to meet financial targets.
People may lie to appear honest
We want to appear acceptable—particularly to those whose support we feel we need or might need. If we must lie and even underrate ourselves to do that, we will.
Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance
We cannot see the ripples from the meteor or asteroid that crashed into the Earth killing off the dinosaurs, but they’re still there. Diminishing, yes, but like the famous analogy of the frog crossing the road, whose every leap is half as long as the last, never ending. For good or ill we are still being affected by that impact.
You did what with my donation? When donors feel betrayed by charities
When people learn that a charitable contribution they earmarked for a specific project was used for another cause, they feel betrayed - and often punish the charity.
Preventing toxic work environments through ethical leadership
While it would be easy for supervisors to ignore the situation or to confront and punish employees for counter-productive behavior, research shows that ethical leadership may prevent these types of outbursts from ever even happening.
Governments should address climate change, health and taxes as one issue
Growing evidence shows that the costs of mitigating against climate change will more than pay off in the future through what scientists have called “health co-benefits.”
Winning-at-all-costs in the workplace: Short-term gains could spell long-term disaster
Machiavellian employees tend to develop a bottom-line mentality more strongly when they perceive their management endorses bottom-line outcomes and were more likely to deviate from organizational norms, rules and practices.
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