Interestingly, Goldman points out that the Bush administration didn't dispute McClellan's comments, but accused him of being "disloyal" to the president. The best way to inspire workers to be ethical is to make sure the top brass act with integrity and say that they expect their employees to do the same, he continues. Furthermore, he adds that everyone in the company should take responsibility for their actions and not blame others for lapses in judgment.
- Is loyalty to your supervisor more important than speaking up for fairness and honesty?
- Would you work for a business that doesn't value honesty and fairness as long as they paid you an outstanding wage?
- Did you ever report wrongdoing on the job either anonymously or directly to a supervisor? What was the result?