Have you ever had your integrity challenged?

integrityIn today’s essay, I would like to visit the subject of integrity. I hope everyone has some form of integrity. What happens when our integrity is being challenged at work?

At some point in our career we have been placed in a situation where our integrity has been challenged.

When individuals who were focused on using “short cuts” to get their projects done, had requested us to do things that were not, should I say, “kosher”. How did you actually respond to them?
Did you stand your ground trying to make them understand it was not compliant? Did you just ignored their requests hoping they would forget about it? Did you just comply with their request at the risk of losing your job? What were their reactions when you refused to do it and was there any consequence for you?

I have known individuals who had very little integrity. They were ready to sacrifice other individuals to get what they wanted. Those same individuals were on the management team. This kind of behavior becomes the new norm across the organization. It was scary to hear them talking about the next big project knowing they had little understanding of how to run the project adequately. They always had to cut corners. They had lost focus on what was right or wrong.

Under those working conditions, how long did you stay in your job? How did you keep your integrity intact? It is difficult to work in such an unhealthy environment. But I found that if someone has challenged my integrity I would become the least popular person, because I always made sure I was within compliance.

I always found it interesting why people would be ready to break a company compliance, because they were not opening to hear how it should be done correctly. Instead they were ready to break every rule, just because doing the right thing was taking too long. It also would impede their agendas.

I am asking now, have you, at some point in your career, asked others to use shortcuts or have you used shortcuts to get your project done?  How did that turn out for you?

I feel like playing with integrity is a little like Russian roulette, you never know when you pull the trigger if this is the last time or not. It could at some point become extremely detrimental for a company to have individuals that have lost their sense of integrity to be running projects.


31 thoughts on “Have you ever had your integrity challenged?”

  1. I’ve been surfing online greater than three hours nowadays, yet
    I never found any fascinating article like yours.
    It is lovely price sufficient for me. Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made excellent content as you probably did,
    the web can be much more helpful than ever before.

  2. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a
    comment is added I get three e-mails with the
    same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

    Bless you!

    1. Hi there,
      Open the notification email you received when you subscribed to the website. There is a link called to “Manage Subscriptions.” By clicking on that link, you have the option to remove your subscription to the comments on that page.
      Peace Emma

  3. My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find many of your post’s to
    be just what I’m looking for. can you offer guest writers to write
    content to suit your needs? I wouldn’t mind producing a post or
    elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write with regards to here.
    Again, awesome web site!

  4. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.

  5. Wonderful goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely magnificent.

    I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it.
    You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it
    wise. I cant wait to read far more from you.
    This is really a wonderful web site.

  6. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog!
    We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative
    in a community in the same niche. Your blog
    provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  7. It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you
    some interesting things or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article.

    I desire to read more things about it!

  8. Definitely believe that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the internet
    the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they plainly do not
    know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as
    defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  9. Thanks for any other informative blog. Where else could I am getting
    that kind of info written in such an ideal way? I’ve a challenge that
    I am simply now operating on, and I have been on the glance out for
    such information.

  10. Thanks for some other informative blog. The place else may I get that kind of info written in such an ideal method?
    I have a undertaking that I am just now operating on, and I’ve been on the look out for
    such information.

  11. Hello! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be
    ok. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  12. Hey there! I just wish to offer you a big thumbs up for the great info you have
    right here on this post. I am coming back to your website
    for more soon.

  13. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this,
    like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog.
    An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

  14. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put
    in writing this website. I’m hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts from
    you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my
    own, personal website now 😉

  15. Thank you for any other great article. Where else may anyone get that
    type of information in such an ideal means of writing?
    I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am
    at the look for such info.

  16. Thank you, I have recently been looking for info approximately this topic for
    a while and yours is the greatest I have discovered till now.
    However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you positive in regards to the source?

  17. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

Comments are closed.