Nepotism is a term used to describe the unfair practice wherein the one in power favors an individual belonging to the former’s family. It is regarded as an unfair practice because it ignores the other’s performance, achievements, personality, etc. Nepotism is observed in terms of greater opportunities, increasing payments or benefits, and so on, offered only to the family members or relatives.
Example of Nepotism in the workplace :
Nepotism can highly impact the organizational culture and values. The negative impacts are:
Taking the following steps can prevent nepotism in the workplace:
Favoritism and nepotism are considered similar, but they differ from each other. Nepotism favors friends and family, whereas favoritism favors a specific person over others, regardless of who they are or in what position. Both have a negative impact on the organization.
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