“Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.”
One of my pet peeves is when people do not honor another’s important information and/or trust with utmost discretion. To be loose lipped with ones own valuable information is perfectly ok. I don’t personally understand it, but that’s just me. However, to freely share important information entrusted to you by another, is totally reprehensible.
Employees of any organization are in fact entrusted with the information of others. The information which I am referring to is the company intellectual copyrights and other data. Many company’s go so far as to mandate that all new employees sign a NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) to protect themselves against misuse of vital information.
Did you know that the Coca Cola soft drink introduced in 1886 is the most well known brand name soft drink in the world as well as the best kept secret in the food industry? In fact, only 10 people have ever learned the secret formula. The formula referred to as “merchandise 7x,” is held in SunTrust bank’s main vault in Atlanta GA (USA). Today, the company’s two directors and the chief chemist are the only ones who know the formula, and it is rumored that for security reasons they will never travel or fly together.
At Regency Nursing and Postacute Rehab Centers, we are equally very careful about where we share our information and we demand discretion on all levels.
The bottom line is this:
When “you’ve got the goods” and you are at the top of your field and industry, you become prey to all kinds of poachers and would be copycats and it becomes vital to protect your personnel and your information.
Regency is equally iconic to Coca-Cola in this respect and we are similarly fiercely protective of our own unrivaled and proven “recipe” of success!