Seems like everything these days need to come to you quickly.
Instant coffee. Instant results. Instant gratification. Quick oats.
The number of things we want to come to us quickly is growing.
In business, they want quick results, incentivising such, resulting in people doing whatever necessary to get those immediate results without thinking about the repercussions or the long term sustainability.
Then the people who have done the acts get blamed without considering the people who set the incentives. I would say the people who set the incentives are far more at fault here.
Most people would say that the people who did the act had a choice, and it’s true. But how many of us are put into positions where we felt that we didn’t have one.
The culture of an organisation is essential, and the incentives play an important part in the behaviour of those who work there. Businesses need to reevaluate many of the metrics and incentives that they have in place. These should always work to encourage people to behave ethically and do the right thing first.
If COVID-19 has shown us anything, it’s what is most important to us, and what others think is important. Don’t let others rush you and set your behaviour. Slow it down, and ask yourself if this is the right thing to do.