Why Extrinsic rewards lead to ethical fading

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Daniel Pink , the author of Drive.. “The problem with making an extrinsic reward the only destination that matters is that some people will choose the quickest route there, even if it means taking the low road. Indeed, most of the scandals and misbehavior that have seemedContinue reading “Why Extrinsic rewards lead to ethical fading”

This is “Ethical fading” in action

Ethical fading a term coined by Simon Sinek in his book Infinite Game refers to the situation wherein people compromise ethics for short term gains.. Also supported by the following quote of Daniel Pink , shows how ethical fading can be accentuated by short term finite minded thinking.. “A lot of times when you haveContinue reading “This is “Ethical fading” in action”

Characteristics of a work culture led by finite minded leaders

Organizations led by finite minded leaders are characterized by work environments where people are pitted against one another to meet short term quarterly targets. These are leaders who give the utmost importance to performers who are high on IQ even if they are not team players and lack EQ. Such an environment is prone toContinue reading “Characteristics of a work culture led by finite minded leaders”

How Our capability of rational thought inherently supports ethical fading?

As human beings we are blessed and CURSED with our ability for RATIONAL THOUGHT. It is with our capacity for rational and analytical thought that we can think through hard problems and advance technology. This can also be MISUSED to explain or JUSTIFY our behavior when we know it VIOLATES some deep seated code ofContinue reading “How Our capability of rational thought inherently supports ethical fading?”

What happens when leaders exercise their bias towards Resources before Will

Short sighted , performance focused , finite minded leaders exercise their bias towards Resources before Will and are WILLING to adjust their CULTURES to meet their PRIORITIES. Such an infinite mindset where people are pitted against each other to meet short term targets , lacks trust and gives rise to unethical practices followed by individualsContinue reading “What happens when leaders exercise their bias towards Resources before Will”

These are the ways to arrest “Ethical Fading”

Time is witness to the fact that after the departure of a revolutionary leader , there have been multiple scenarios wherein advent of a finite minded leader has spoiled a company’s culture. Take the case of John Sculley for Apple , Steve Ballmer for Microsoft , Kevin Rollins for Dell —– examples galore. The infiniteContinue reading “These are the ways to arrest “Ethical Fading””

This is how Great Leaders arrest ethical fading

Ethical Fading is a term that relates to ethical lapses that individuals resort to when pitted against each other in a culture that promotes short term thinking and goals. It is an irony that when we resort to a finite mindset in an environment where already “Ethical Fading” exists , we get more of it.Continue reading “This is how Great Leaders arrest ethical fading”

The DNA of ethical decisions

“Ethical decisions are not based on what is best for the short term.They are based on the “right thing to do” Whereas short-termism at the expense of ethics slowly weakens a company “doing the right” thing slowly strengthens it. Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book The Infinite Game.

When leaders compromise work culture for meeting priorities

Finite minded leaders with a bias towards “resources” before “will” willingly adjust their cultures to meet their priorities. People are pitted against each other in such a low trust work culture which can eventually lead to ethical fading. Adopted from Simon Sinek’s book The Infinite Game