Citizens everywhere are concerned about how powerful, privileged members of some companies are providing themselves with preferential treatment to the detriment of other employees, their own firms, and society at-large. This book explains why these people engage in such obviously destructive behavior (because their organizations encourage the expression of a natural human impulse called we-boosting), how we-boosting produces misuse of the three Rs of organizational life (Rewards, Respect, and Recognition), and what the adverse consequences of these events are on productivity, profits, and community support for business organizations.

Real illustrations, rich with the names of familiar organizations and business leaders, are plentiful. Every ...

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