Nepotism is an unfair and corrupt act that is practiced around the world today. The corrosive act of nepotism often places the wrong people in leadership or subject-matter-expert positions. Poor leadership can hurt your company's reputation, lead to destructive decision-making, and spark turnover contagion. Poor leadership can cause a lot of things even more than we can imagine. Nepotism and favoritism are closely related here are some of their effects:
Favoritism creates an environment where people feel like they have to compete for a favor, rather than being judged on their merits. And nepotism can lead to resentment and division, as people who are not related to the person in charge feel like they will never get a fair chance. Nepotism has caused a lot problems in different work places Imagine you need a job and you are qualified for that job but there is another person who applies for the job and that person is not qualified and the second person gets the job because he is a friend to the manager they first person would obviously not be happy but there is nothing he can do. Nepotism can cause poor job results because those that are qualified are not those that got the job.
- Here are some things that cause nepotism in the workplace so we should avoid them:
- Bad management
- Risk Aversion
- Nepotism is a dangerous tool that has lead a lot of business organizations astray so we should avoid nepotism, we should work hard so that we would get they job we deserve.
- Cons of nepotism:
- Reduced productivity, morale, and engagement
- Special treatment
- Reduced employee development
- Increased turnover
- Poor corporate culture
- Reduced diversity
- Worse personal relationships
- Potential lawsuit
One of the most common arguments against nepotism is that the emotional ties between people who are related may negatively affect their decision making abilities and professional growth. In the past, many businesses sought to avoid even the appearance of nepotism by forbidding relatives from working closely together. If you have a business and you want to go far you have to avoid nepotism.