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Can a business have vision, an excellent customer experience and be greedy at the same time?

By James D. Roumeliotis

Can a business have a vision, an excellent customer experience and still be greedy? Perhaps! Is it acceptable? It depends on who you ask. This author does not condone it. One can earn an abundance of money without necessarily being greedy. We ought to be mindful of this: a vision is a statement that outlines the purpose, values, and aspirations of a business, it does not necessarily reflect the business’ ethical or moral principles. A business can have a vision for growth and success, yet also prioritize profit over the well-being of its customers and society.

Having an excellent customer experience can also be a tactic that a business uses to increase revenue and profit, without necessarily caring about the customers’ needs and satisfaction. A business can make efforts to improve the customer experience, but still prioritize its own financial gain over the customers’ well-being.

Being greedy means that a business prioritizes profit over other values, such as ethical behavior, social responsibility, and fairness. A business can be greedy and still have a vision, an excellent customer experience, and even be successful, however, it is important to note that greed can lead to unethical or illegal behavior, and can damage a company’s reputation and its relationship with customers, employees, and society in general.

It’s important for businesses to strike a balance between profitability and ethical behavior, and to consider the impact of their actions on all stakeholders, including customers, employees, suppliers, and the community.


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