When employees act unethically and/or without integrity, customers lose trust and confidence in organizational products and services.
When leaders act unethically and/or without integrity, employees lose trust and confidence in organizational processes, systems and products.
Both directly impact the bottom line and the return on investment.
What is the correlation between return on investment and unethical behavior and/or a lack of integrity?
Organizations are built on the principle that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Working together creates results and outcomes for the whole that outweigh the results and outcomes of everyone working for themselves.
The secret to success is not the principle but the way synergy is created.