Recently two hundred students were caught cheating on a business exam at the University of Central Florida, and the sad part about the whole situation was that these students were senior students who were only 2 months out of graduation. The professor who catches students gives them an ultimatum to come forward and admit their dishonesty or face severe consequences.
Cheating in The Academic Environment
Cheating is not acceptable whether it is in the academic environment or the business world and should not be forgiven. The above situation when students are surveyed about what they think is divided equally with some agreeing that it is wrong to deceive and others feel it is fine and that everyone cheats at one time or another.
Unfortunately, cheating, especially in the business world comes from the actions of others in the past and to get business at any cost, and for students who take the attitude to get their degree at any cost or whatever is needed.
Cheating in The Business World
Do you want employees who take this attitude in your organization? If so be prepared for many headaches and sleepless nights. An employee who will do anything to get business, cover up mistakes or hide the truth is certainly not what you want in your organization’s team. You have to ask yourself, will he betray the company to make a profit?
Case in point: I know an employee who manipulates inventory numbers to cover product damage for a reputable client from a distribution center so the company can go out paying obligations. The clerk explained this to the Vice President and general manager of the center and they liked his ideas and felt he kept them. What should happen is to explain the situation to the client, balance the inventory and …