If someone offered you a large amount of money for some information about one of your company’s products, would you accept it? Assume you know you won’t be discovered.
Well… I work for a church. So, I guess our “product” is Jesus. And since what He has to offer is free to everyone willing to accept Him… No. I wouldn’t accept money for information about Jesus. But we are in the middle of a building campaign, so I’d gladly accept any donation that one would be willing to give to the church.
Okay, hypothetically, if I were working for a company that had some sort of product that a competitor wanted information about, I’d still say no. Is that considered corporate espionage? Or is there a more correct term? Anyway, even if no one were to discover that this had happened, I’d know about it. I would know that my integrity was, from that point forward, worthless.
But what about you? Would you sell company secrets to a competitor? What would be your price? Let me know in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.