The VW scandal is a stark reminder of the impact that flawed business decisions can have on people, economies and communities. This new CIPD report, based on a survey of 3500 business leaders, has found that 30% of them would choose to continue rewarding high-performing individuals regardless of the values they demonstrate.
How do we encourage business leaders to not compromise on their values and to do the right thing?
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Read the full report CIPD report here
Other key findings from the report, which is being showcased at the CIPD’s annual conference next month, include:
- 29% of business leaders (compared with 34% of HR practitioners) report they have to compromise their principles to meet current business needs.
- Less than half of business leaders and HR practitioners in the survey (48%) believe that their core values cannot be compromised whatever the context.
- 22% of business leaders (and 21% of HR practitioners) say they have to compromise on their principles because they affect their ability to succeed in their organisation.
- When asked to choose, 37% of business leaders (and 43% of HR practitioners) say decisions by their company are justified as long they follow the laws of the country they operate in, compared to 63% (57% of HR practitioners) who believe their organisation should take account of the moral responsibility it has for employees.