| Harvard Business Review
Supervisors often turn a blind eye when employees use company resources and time to work on personal projects. They realize that stamping out such behavior may do more harm than good.
Keywords: Employee Relationship Management;
Management Practices and Processes;
Anteby, Michel. "Working in the Gray Zone." Forethought. Harvard Business Review 86, no. 5 (May 2008): 20.
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| Social Science & Medicine
Who Donates Their Bodies to Science? The Combined Role of Gender and Migration Status Among California Whole-body Donors
Asad L. Asad, Michel Anteby and Filiz Garip
Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education
Corporate accountability is never far from the front page and Harvard Business School trains many future business leaders. But how does HBS formally and informally ensure its members embrace proper business standards? Relying on his faculty experience, Michel Anteby takes readers inside the School to draw vivid parallels between the socialization of faculty and of students.
In an era when many organizations are focused on principles of responsibility, HBS has long tried to promote better business standards. Anteby's rich account reveals the surprising role of silence in HBS's process of codifying morals and values. As he describes, specifics are often left unspoken; for example, teaching notes given to faculty provide much guidance on how to teach but are largely silent on what to teach. Manufacturing Morals demonstrates how faculty and students are exposed to a system that operates on open-ended directives that require significant decision-making on the part of those involved, with little overt guidance from the hierarchy. Anteby suggests that this model—which tolerates moral complexity—is perhaps one of the few that can adapt and endure over time.
Manufacturing Morals is a perceptive must-read for anyone looking for insight into the moral decision-making of today's business leaders and those influenced by or working for them.
| Organization Science
Relaxing the Taboo on Telling Our Own Stories: Upholding Professional Distance and Personal Involvement
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