Destroyed office

Misbehaviour that inflicts damage or is destructive

The third category of organisational misbehaviour that we’ll look at is misbehaviour that inflicts damage or is destructive.

This type of misbehaviour is destructive, inflicts internal or external damage and also violates the wellbeing and survival of the organisation. It usually involves members of the organisation who deliberately set out to cause damage or destruction.

Your task

Read the article Barings Collapse at 20: How Rogue Trader Nick Leeson Broke the Bank by Rodrigues (2015).

Then, join the discussion to share your thoughts on the following:

What was the impact that Nick Leeson’s behaviour had on shareholders and his organisation?


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An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour: How to Understand Your People

Coventry University