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Conduct in US workplaces continues to shift. Based on historic findings and current indications, ECI suggests that leaders brace for employee conduct to worsen in the days ahead.
The Good News
Rates of observed misconduct are on the decline, coming close to historic lows. Reporting of suspected wrongdoing has reached an historic high.
The Bad News
More employees feel pressure to cut corners than ever before, and rates of retaliation for reporting wrongdoing have doubled in the past two years. Pressure and retaliation are the two metrics most closely associated with trouble ahead.
The Worst News
Little progress has been made across the country to implement the most important strategy for mitigating wrongdoing. Misconduct drops substantially when organizations have strong cultures in place, yet the number of organizations with strong cultures has not changed.
After nearly a quarter of a century studying employee perspectives of ethics in the workplace, ECI has proven that if companies do not take the steps that improve their workplace cultures, conduct among employees will decline. In light of the worsening of two key indicators (pressure and retaliation), along with the status quo of organizational culture, trouble may be ahead.
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