The Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Genius Consultants Limited, R P Yadav, has been leading the organization since 1993 on a glorious path of expansion in 15 states serving 1100 locations PAN India with 13 Integrated HR Solutions. His company is leading PAN India’s Recruitment market with over INR 1200 Cr. turnover today. Prior to Genius he has had 16 years of association with reputed conglomerates like Johnson & Johnson, Jay Engineering Ltd., HCL & Business Forms Ltd. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from World HR Congress – Global HR Excellence Awards 2015.
In today’s evolving times, when the dynamic of the boss and employee has changed drastically, the relation is more of a mentor than just a superior at work. Leaders play a crucial role in shaping the employees outlook towards their organization primarily and for their career growth, at large. While achieving the targets and goals is directly proportional to the career trajectory of an employee, an all-round personality growth is crucial too. For the same, being led by an ethical leader is of paramount importance. A leadership that practices these attributes encourage subordinates and employees to be transparent with the issues they encounter, better leading to quicker resolutions. Providing a variety of benefits, ethical leadership aids lowering attrition, intensifying employee performance, increasing productivity, and fostering company loyalty.
According to an online survey conducted by Genius Consultants Limited with 700+ participants, 94 percent of participants were of the view that ethical leadership improves employee productivity due to the better employee engagement it creates. The survey also observed that an ideal leadership also betters the work culture making an organisation a more conducive environment for the employees to grow and flourish. The term ethics encompasses attributes like honesty, justice, respect, and integrity along with accountability for work and the concept of ethical leadership is based on a 4V’s module-Value, vision, Voice, and Virtue; a module that was known to a 75% of participants of the survey. The work culture directly reflects in the brand value establishing high-quality relationships with not just employees but prospective clients.
The age-old belief that good employees don’t quit their jobs, but their boss is not a myth but a reality. Leaders who uphold ethical principles are receptive to recommendations and constructive criticism from their teams and unlikely to treat their subordinates as subordinates while still commanding the respect of a senior. While maintaining this fine balance, an ethical leader encourages transparency in communication. Additionally, unethical actions frequently damage the leader’s overall personality and pulls them away from reaching their own maximum potential.
97% of the survey participants also expressed that team whose members are emotionally attached to their teams are positively influenced by their leader, because team members feel safer about sharing their unique ideas, without the fear of judgement or being criticized by their colleagues. This helps to reduce the work-related stress and develops a positive environment at the workplace. In such kind of environment team members learn to make their own decisions in favour of one’s good which leads to higher level of creativity. Being an ethical leader is all about creating a strong bond with the team members by imbibing conviction and loyalty. These leaders take accountability for their actions as well as their employees mistakes and work on their weak points so as to achieve the best results for their team. They are dedicated towards their duties and fulfil their goals with the help of their contented employees. By practicing what they preach, these leaders improve their relationship with the observers.
Ethical leaders consider the interests of their community and align their goals for the betterment of all. The current survey was a reality check in order to identify the check-list in order to raise employee morale and to maximise profits and ethical leadership was perceived to be of utmost importance; minimizing organisational and behavioural corruption.