You are having lunch with a friend who works for a marketing agency that competes with yours. Suddenly he remembers an errand he has to run before returning to work, and he rushes off with a hasty good-bye after giving you some money to cover his lunch. As you gather your things to leave a few minutes later, you realize your friend left a folder on the table with a clientâ€™s name on the cover. Your company is very interested in doing some work for this client in the future.
1. Would you take a quick look at the contents of the folder before you return it to your friend? Why or why not?
2. Would you show the folder to anyone in your office? Why or why not?
3. When you return the folder to your friend, would you mention the contents and offer your own commentary on them? Why or why not?