“The corporate world is bad! It’s all dirty politics!” That’s the general impression most of us have about the senior management. Many companies may indulge in a lot of dirty games to achieve and retain power.
They could also resort to such tactics in order to kill competition, to gain more profits or to be in the limelight–all through manipulations. Obviously, it’s good to hear about ethics and moral values in the classroom and during your management courses. However, when it comes to practice—it is better said than done.
We may write off this in a ubiquitous statement: “Kaliyug hai” (We’re in a bad era). However, there is hope. Despite all the corruption, there are still a few organisations where values are maintained, and principles are adhered to. But for such a thing to happen in all organisations, today’s businessmen have to take a very positive step.
Kautilya advices, “He should not effect the corruption of the uncorrupted as of water by poison; for, it may well happen that a cure may not be found for one corrupted.” (1.10.18) This thought has to be inculcated right at the start—the day the young managers or trainees join the companies with a hope in their hearts.