Personal greed and a desire to further one’s career are the other reasons that push people to indulge in unethical business practices. A lot of times, executives are promised a huge bonus if they achieve their targets and the lure of money compels them to cheat. Employees may also do certain things to prolong their career in a company as the thought that they may be fired is too repulsive to them. These factors compel employees to such an extent that they don’t think twice before behaving in an unethical manner, such as selling unsafe products, keeping customers in the dark, manipulating systems to their own advantage, etc.
There are myriad examples of unethical business behavior that one gets to witness or hear about in today’s business environment. Some common examples are: