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Reference no. 9-403-114
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2002
Version: 5 January 2004
Length: 14 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

Martha McCaskey, a Project Leader at a consulting firm, is asked to complete a project at a crucial point in her career. Successful completion of the project would gain McCaskey a promotion and a significant raise. McCaskey, however, cannot see a way to complete the project without compromising her values. She must decide whether to maintain the high degree of integrity that has always characterized her work or to compromise and 'play the game'.

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Region:
Americas
Country:
United States

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  • Martha McCaskey (female), Project Leader

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Abstract

Martha McCaskey, a Project Leader at a consulting firm, is asked to complete a project at a crucial point in her career. Successful completion of the project would gain McCaskey a promotion and a significant raise. McCaskey, however, cannot see a way to complete the project without compromising her values. She must decide whether to maintain the high degree of integrity that has always characterized her work or to compromise and 'play the game'.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

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Geographical setting

Region:
Americas
Country:
United States

Featured protagonist

  • Martha McCaskey (female), Project Leader

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