Like our plants, they arrive from everywhere. Jersey – one of our newest arrivals – traveled all the way across the country from Tennessee thanks to a network of folks dedicated to rescue. His adventure took over two weeks of travel and foster. Passed from one to another like a precious gift. He is terrified of thunder and his people knew that our quiet valley would be a better place for him. . .
Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:
Employees face many temptations to behave unethically at work. Resisting those temptations requires energy and effort. But the energy that is essential to exert self-control waxes and wanes. And when that energy is low, people are more likely to behave unethically. This opens up the possibility that even within the same day, a given person could be ethical at one point in time and unethical at another point in time.
Over the past few years, management and psychology research has uncovered something interesting: both energy and ethics vary over time. In contrast to the assumption that good people typically do good things, and bad people do bad things, there is mounting evidence that good people can be unethical and bad people can be ethical, depending on the pressures of the moment. For example, people who didn’t sleep well the previous night can often act unethically, even if they aren’t…
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