My standpoint which asks a question ..... What comes to your mind when you hear the word NEPOTISM???
To some of us, the first thing that likley to pop up in our minds when we hear nepotism is "Politics". But why? When it comes to politics, we notice all forms of opacity in government and in our various immediate surroundings.
Nepotism is when one favours relatives and friends due to kinship whereas favouritism is the act of favouring one person over the other no matter what. Nepotism has a negative connotation while favouritism has a positive connotation.Nepotism is a common accusation in politics when the relative of a powerful figure ascends to similar power seemingly without appropriate qualifications.Typical examples include someone in a managerial or executive position using their power to: Hire or promote a family member or friend over a better-qualified candidate.
In the public sphere, favoritism, cronyism, and nepotism also undermine the common good. When someone is granted a position because of connections rather than because he or she has the best credentials and experience, the service that person renders to the public may be inferior. based on my research,i have also pointed out some factors that might be responsible for nepotism in the society at large.While there is no single cause of nepotism in the workplace, it often arises from a combination of factors, such as tribalism, poor management, cost-cutting, and risk aversion. By understanding the causes of nepotism, organizations can take steps to prevent it from occurring.
But this is a place in which we give others the individuals the opportunity to express themselves. So, my main aim is just to see what really comes to our minds whe we hear the word, Nepoitism. As many as possible opinions please. Some might feel nepotism mostly takes place in; workplaces while some in schools and so on.So,please kindly expresse your thoughts and feel free to oppose my statements if your not in full support that it mostly happens in government/politics.