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Too true @ my place of employment

Brilliant post, Chuck. It's the argument of what you recognize employees for -- demonstrating your STATED values or your TOLERATED values. Companies like to think they focus on recognizing and rewarding employees when they demonstrate "teamwork," or contribute to "quality," or show "integrity," (the STATED values) when in reality -- as you say -- they're rewarding only "delivering the numbers at any cost".

All that serves to do is reinforce deviant behavior. Do you really want these "behavior outliers" to influence the entire culture of your organization? If that's what you're recognizing, then yes, that's what you're staking your company's future on.

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