The theme of shadows at work may seem a peculiar choice for this posting. After all, isn’t every operation transparent, an open book, nowadays? Shadows on the sidelines of commerce surely belong to the dark ages of economic history?
Quite possibly so, perhaps. Yet for ethical behaviour to take hold and flourish in the workplace, good intentions coupled with fine speeches are never enough.
If a company is to avoid shadows in a manner befitting the twenty-first century, talk regarding the value of operating with the interests of all stakeholders in mind needs to be backed up with actions. Only in this way will the concept be understood, internalized and implemented by all concerned.
If not, as Gandhi put it, “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
As ever the ideas expressed here are set down for the sake of reflection. Looking at the question of shadows at work from other perspectives would certainly provide more light on the matter.
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