Workers play fast and loose with ethics in India

But 96 per cent of workers say they would confront an unethical colleague
||Last Updated: 07/31/2008

A significant number of office workers in India have no problem falsifying arrival and exit times, using work phones for personal calls and lying to clients, according to a recent survey on workplace ethics.

The survey on workplace ethics, conducted by staffing firm TeamLease Services, polled more than 400 workers in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune.

It found nearly 45 per cent of office workers are willing to log incorrect entry and exit times, 46.8 per cent are okay with using the office phone for personal long distance calls and 60 per cent lie when applying for leave.