September 21, 2006
Now that we started on a comic note (thanks to a comment at Slashdot and Yahoo comics), let us get to the serious picture: Cheating.
Reuters has this story today, where about 5300 grads in US and Canada were polled about cheating behaviour (in academic side, not spousal cheating) and the stats were highly inclined with Business grads being the most notorious!! Surprise! (as if..) with a staggering 56% people admitting to have done that. And compare that to Engineering grads with 54% (ahem, could we move on, please?)
[Edited on Ravi’s request, not that my views have changed, but still..]. The thoughts and comments resonate VERY much with what the study says towards the end (refer the ending of Reuters article):
“The typical comment is that what’s important is getting the job done. How you get it done is less important,” McCabe said. “You’ll have business students saying all I’m doing is emulating the behavior I’ll need when I get out in the real world.”
Hmmn, food for thought? or thought for food? (got the pun?) And these are our future
bosses management peers. Beware, is the keyword. Adjust or perish.
Points to note: how many lied or were honest; lawyers lied less compared to engineers (huh?!!?); could this be generalised?