New research by Eagle Hill Consulting reveals that the majority of Boston employees believe that integrity is on the decline in corporate America. And according to them, the decline starts at the top – with their C-suite executive leadership.

Boston workers report widespread decline of integrity. Over half say that integrity has gotten worse in companies, and nearly three-quarters believe integrity is falling across the nation.

Integrity is getting worse:

Source: 2018 Eagle Hill Consulting Corporate Culture Survey

According to those surveyed, the decline starts at the top. Only 13 percent say that corporate executives have the most integrity in the workplace (compared to immediate bosses and colleagues).

In my workplace, those with the most integrity are:

Source: 2018 Eagle Hill Consulting Corporate Culture Survey

Nearly half of Boston workers report witnessing unethical behavior at work, but few report it.

Source: 2018 Eagle Hill Consulting Corporate Culture Survey

Workers say that some of the reasons they wouldn’t report unethical behavior include fearing how it might impact them and not knowing what to do.

Source: 2018 Eagle Hill Consulting Corporate Culture Survey

To see how Boston compares with the National research, read The Corporate Integrity Implosion: Managing in The Era of Exposure

Methodology

The survey included 563 interviews across the Boston metro-area adult working population. The survey polled respondents on issues of culture, specifically integrity, respect, trust and unethical behavior in the workplace. The results were weighted to reflect US demographic factors, including age, income, and gender. The 2018 Eagle Hill Consulting Boston Culture Survey was conducted by Ipsos in April 2018.