Policing nepotism and cronyism without losing the value of social connection
Antinepotism policies are common in work organizations. Although cronyism appears to be commonplace as well, official policing of cronyism is less common. We argue that social connections in some crony relationships and apparently nepotic ones may add considerable value to organizations. We also argue that policing of nepotic relationships can be a form of unfair discrimination when the perception of inequity, rather than its reality, is being policed. Finally we consider effective approaches that simultaneously preserve the value of social connection, avoid the actual ethical breaches associated with some social connections, and avoid any unfair discrimination on the basis of group memberships (in this case, family and friends).
Jones, Robert G., and Tracy Stout. "Policing nepotism and cronyism without losing the value of social connection." Industrial and Organizational Psychology 8, no. 1 (2015): 2.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology