Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ethics: Not Always Profitable

A new Harvard Business Review study reports that male professionals with high ethical character earn 3.4% less than those with lower character.

Actually, both of those metrics are self-reported, so it may be that the people reporting high ethical character are stuck-up prigs whose careers have stagnated, or those who report low ethical character are just more likely to lie about their salary. All we can really know for sure is that men who say they have high ethical character also say they make less money.

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