The pressure to perform and get work done can cause us to consider compromising our work or product quality. However, taking any action that compromises work or product quality can have serious consequences for us, our organization, our vendors, and our customers.
Cutting corners can involve any number of actions. It could mean ignoring policies, regulations, or laws. It might involve short-cutting the processes that are in place. It could mean cutting quality. It might mean ignoring or taking significant risks. It could involve lying or covering up problems. Quality products and services are one of many ethical issues that come up in the workplace.