Integrity Moments - August 15, 2016


Building an Unethical Culture
By:Rick Boxx
August 15, 2016

At one of my first jobs, several of us were loading merchandise when a new employee named Bob jumped into action. He locked the manager in the bathroom, kicked open the shipping door and began loading his truck with new TVs and stereos! Then he drove off to sell his merchandise.

Those of us watching were stunned! Even though the manager knew what happened, Bob never suffered any consequences. This gave everyone else a reason to steal, and regretfully, many like myself did. The culture of that store changed dramatically that day.

Proverbs 26:5 says, “Answer a fool as his folly deserves, that he not be wise in his own eyes.”

As a leader, it’s important to remember your staff is watching. Respond appropriately. Your culture depends on it.

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Originally published August 15, 2016.