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It’s Just Business is a Bad Excuse for Bad Behavior

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Don't take it personally is terrible work advice. Find out why at Harvard Business Review...

It’s a sentiment we have all often heard in work contexts: “Don’t take it personally” or “Hey, it’s not personal, it’s business.” I’ve heard it said about feedback, conflict, difficult conversations, restructuring, losing deals, collaboration, dealing with career ups and downs — all kinds of daily workplace issues.

And yet it’s an absurd idea.

Duncan Coombe on the notion that somehow ethics get to be ignored and reclassified as “business behavior” in corporate environments.

In business and in life, integrity is what matters. I don’t find it warranted or noble to act selfishly just because I’m trying to make a living. And corporate executives shouldn’t either.

 


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