Organizations are generally expected to act according to the decisions and presentations of their management. But organizations may also talk in one way, decide in another, and act in a third way. Organizational hypocrisy can be defined as a situation where organizations act contrary to their talk or decisions.

Hypocrisy is a response to a world in which values, ideas, or people are in conflict—a way in which individuals and organizations handle such conflicts. Conflicting demands on an individual or organization are reflected in an inconsistency between talk, decisions, and actions. Hypocrisy is a way of trying to satisfy some demands by talk or decisions and others by action. For instance, a company could try to satisfy environmental concerns by producing visions or plans or make ...

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