Leadership comes with its challenges. Most importantly, leaders are inclined to give their best at work. Well, it is also correct to say that leadership demands a certain standard of performance and must be observed to the latter. Unfortunately, that is not always the case as there are instances in which workers and employers are unsatisfied with a leader’s ability to execute duties and responsibilities. As illustrated in the case of Raj Nair, the former president of Ford Motor, such cases call for the instigation of punishment and all too often, dismissal becomes the landing page. The unfavorable environment of Raj Nair has caused him a leadership title and stellar reputation, two aspects that matter in an employee’s career.
A Look at Nair’s Case
First announced in 2018, Jim Hackett of Ford Motor stated in a press release that Ford Motor is a company committed to ethical values and the outlook for good behavior. These two components determine the manner in which the organization is run. In the case of Raj Nair, the president who was elected in late 2017, the best punishment that fit his misdemeanor was voluntary resignation based on his misconduct.
What Really Happened in the Case of Nair?
There have been questions about the exact details of Nair’s misconduct. Well, unfortunately, the management of the company withheld information regarding his behavior stating that Nair had signed nondisclosure citing his apologies on the other side. A deeper look into this case reflects the magnitude of the withheld misconduct as Nair even issued an apology.
The Statement Issued by Ford Motor
Ford Motor has continued to insist that it is imperative to observe the ethics of the organization. The management has insisted that the cultivation of the safe and healthy culture is synonymous with the success of the company; therefore, despite the position that an employee holds, rules must be observed.
The dismissal of Raj Nair, on the other hand, has attracted various opinions from law experts including Bruno Fagali who insists that ethics must be observed irrespective of an employee’s position. The legendary expert in the formation of a corporation’s code of conduct insists that Nair’s dismissal was appended to his character. Even if details were withheld, it was clear that he guilty of his improper behavior.
Who is Fagali?
Bruno Fagali is an experienced Brazilian attorney who holds a degree in administrative law. He is enthusiastic about disseminating critical knowledge on corporate law, administrative contracts, and regulatory as well as civil actions.