Chapter 6 FAMILY TIES: The spectre of nepotism

WHAT’S GOING ON

Nepotism means the use of power or influence to secure unfair workplace advantage for members of one’s own family. Where nepotism exists, the value under attack is fairness. An employee with a familial connection within the company will get ahead because of that connection, and not because they have special merit, skills or experience.

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