Today the boss is courteous, polite and seems to be happy with everything, and tomorrow he shakes the walls with angry tirades. Scientists have explained why the chief’s office may resemble a minefield.
Managers who want to behave ethically towards their subordinates often become hostages of moral licensing-a phenomenon in which a person who has been strictly observing rules and regulations for some time decides that he has been “good” enough and can afford to break these rules. How this mechanism starts and works, researchers from the University of Michigan (USA) explained in an article published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Continue reading