Often times, we worked in companies which state their core values like integrity, ethics, customer satisfaction and etc. How often these companies truly live up to it? Are the core values still valid in the respective companies?
I realize it is more like “BS” where most people are not practicing what the core values of the company uphold. Instead, they practice a “common core value” regardless of which company you work in, but I can assure you that this “core value” will not be a surprise to many. Being able to please your supervisor or boot licking is a common practice among the savvy employees especially seasoned players.
There are many examples I can share regarding the fact that including myself when I was working as an employee where I failed to lift the core values like honesty, integrity, ethics…. I had to say certain things which were against my principles in order to survive where I was worried that I might lose my job if I didn’t follow the instructions set out by my ex-supervisor.
Definitely, I didn’t feel comfortable during those times and right now given the fact that I left the corporate world where I don’t need to say or do things against my principle or against my own core values.
If you want to maintain core values like ethics, honest, integrity, loyalty and others, it will be extremely difficult to practice them if you are working with your supervisors and top management who practice boot licking. Maybe there are some companies who will maintain their company’s core values but usually these companies are owned by the founder who has strong leadership skills and believes in maintaining strong principles and he/she will not tolerate any “BS” or boot licking around. In that aspect being able to work under this type of company as you will realize in the long run, the type of business owner or founder will take care of his/her employees. As compare to a political MNCs. Most MNCs will see employees as a number or headcount not as a human. They will fire you once they don’t need your service or they have to reduce expenses for the coming shareholders meeting.
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