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Family, Friends, and Nepotism

We’ve all seen it: A family business with multiple family members working together. A president or CEO who hires their teenager to do administrative work. A co-worker who passes along a job opportunity in your company to their best friend, who ends up getting the job. These situations can all turn out fine. More often, however, they end up being messy. So as a virtual manager we’re tasking you with working hard to avoid this mess and identify what nepotism might look like in a virtual setting to ensure you’re not contributing to the problem.

Let’s Level Set, Shall We?

Nepotism is a fancy word with a simple meaning. It refers to anytime someone in a position of power or authority plays favorites or gives special ...

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