Dan Akerson, CEO of General Motors, is more than a little upset that workers seem to be disloyal to their employer, something he made clear during an employee meeting and conference call on Thursday.
“We have the right to expect that people will behave with integrity,” Akerson said. “And when they don’t, we can’t tolerate it, and we won’t.”
Now, he says employees will be asked to sign a document called “Winning with Integrity,” which a company spokesperson said has actually been in place for more than a decade within the company. Employees are required to read it annually, answer 10 questions about possible conflicts of interest and to verify that they understand it.
Among other things, Akerson’s remarks were pointed directly at information leaks about marketing executive Joel Ewanick’s dismissal after his $559 million sponsorship agreement with soccer franchise Manchester United.
He also said an employee filmed the interior of one of the company’s new trucks and posted it online. “That hurts us. That helps the competition,” he said.
[Source: Detroit News]