Working in an organization and adjusting with its environment can be fun for someone or can be challenging for others. There is not any ideal named place existing on earth.
For an HR manager, hiring the best candidate and then perceiving their involvement in unethical practices is quite worrisome. At this moment, this is the most challenging task for the manager to notice the most employees’ involvement in such behaviors and breaching the company’s policies.
It has been observed that the improvements are made in the work systems and procedures, but still, the number of unethical cases is increasing every year.
Major Reasons behind Unethical Practices
It is considered as the time to identify the causes why employees are tangled in such unethical conduct so their performance as well of the organization can be improved.
It is a common practice in offices where there conflict or clash arises between a boss and an employee. Sometimes, the leaders prefer one employee over another, or one employee takes the credit of the whole task and becomes a star in front of the boss. Due to this, an environment of negativity evolves in the workplace.
In this manner, employees lose interest in the job and do not respect management and feel discriminated against. Employees feel unsatisfied with the office environment. An involvement in assignments drops, and he starts wasting time.
At the managerial level, it has been seen that if the manager is not sincere and working professionally, then his subordinates also start acting in the same manner.
Marking wrong attendance, appearing late at the office, killing time by using the internet, taking long breaks, misbehaving with the subordinates and misusing his authority are some of the examples
Discrimination (any specifically Gender)
According to labor law, no employee should be discriminated based on age, race, gender, and all employees should be treated on a fair and just basis. But to some extent, in the office environment, these laws are fulfilled and implemented. Inside office stories show some kinds of poorly managed code. Some employees are harassed, and some face discrimination based on gender.
If two employees are given the same task and producing the same performance but on the basis of gender inequality, one employee will be promoted promptly, due to which the decision results in unethical acts in the form of poor performance or spreading negativity at the organizational level especially among newcomers.
Poorly Managed Policies
If the policies regarding ethics have already been designed and mentioned in the office manual but still not generating productive results, so the chances are higher, they are not appropriately addressed. Employees can’t be blamed on this perspective. The concerned department has not shown its responsibility; thus, managed and implemented the policies poorly.
Hesitant to Report
If one or two employees are not working with responsibly and wasting the organizational resources, then to the HR department, this situation must be reported promptly. But this does not happen most of the time. Why?
The reason is simple that employees hesitate to complain because they have to work in the office for the long term can’t take the risk of rivalry that can affect their career.
Primarily this happens with a newbie or has spent less time in the organization. They also hesitate that their complaint or report will be ignored as another person is in the office for quite long and has a good reputation, so he will not have listened.
Moreover, he wants not to get affected by the rage of the offender.
It’s been also observed that to gain small financial benefits for any reason, many employees collect bribe from clients to have their task done or to disclose organizational secrets. In the long term, this can affect the company’s reputation as well as affect their career.
Habitual to Steal
Many employees have a natural habit of stealing the company’s stationery for their personal usages like pens, folders, papers, and other sorts of stuff. They often grab these items for their family or have a habit of storing them at home.
Liar by Nature
This is a widespread practice among unethical behaviors studied and is also observed among managers. To escape from any misconduct on their end, they take the name of any of their subordinates.
As a result, they get an advantage for the short term. But on a long time basis, the same situation can’t be controlled if the same act is done
Ramla Yasmeen is a professional degree holder in business with multiple years of experience in a multinational firm. She is also a poetess and writer.