Why isn’t China Teaching Integrity

9 Floors Above the Hutong
China World Tower 2

1233 hrs

I wish to hell more companies in China would publicly eject dishonest employees. More stories like this one running here might have an impact.

“I lied to my previous employer and falsified company documents while making lots of money for them and myself. Then I wrote a book about it. What’s wrong with that?”

“Uh, you’re a self-confessed dishonest guy who has no integrity and has committed acts that under the laws of the land could be considered criminal. Hit the road.”

Damn, I wish there was more of that here…

Attention all employers in China! If they cannot define “integrity” when you interview them, DON’T HIRE THEM.

If they behave with a lack of integrity, FIRE them.

Build it into company policies. Use YOUR definition of proper behavior and clear it with local counsel. Then enforce it.


About David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.
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