My understanding of the Dharma is that someone should avoid wrong behaviors such as taking to others in a bad manner as an example.
Now let's move to the workplace.
Many managers who are too nice with other people are usually seen as "too nice" which is not a quality.
Coworkers will test you when you join a company and if you don't stike back they will consider you weak.
How can you protect your interests and be compliant with the rules ?
Dont forget that the buddha also talks of manly effort and roars his lion voice:
“Bhikkhus, the Dhamma has thus been well expounded by me, elucidated, disclosed, revealed, stripped of patchwork. When, bhikkhus, the Dhamma has thus been well expounded by me, elucidated, disclosed, revealed, stripped of patchwork, this is enough for a clansman who has gone forth out of faith to arouse his energy thus: ‘Willingly, let only my skin, sinews, and bones remain, and let the flesh and blood dry up in my body, but I will not relax my energy so long as I have not attained what can be attained by manly strength, by manly energy, by manly exertion. ’
AN 64 (1 0 ) Lion's Roar
"Bhikkhus, there are these six Tathagata's powers that the
Tathagata has, possessing which he claims the place of the chief
bull, roars his lion's roar in the assemblies, and sets in motion
the brahma wheel.What six?
There is a teaching where the Buddha realizes that a dishonest monk is hearing the recitation of the Patimokha and his disciples remove the man from the meeting.
Dont forget that the Vinaya has rules that if you break them you will no longer be a monk.
Even if the flesh & blood in my body dry up, leaving just the skin, tendons, & bones, I will use all my human firmness, human persistence and human striving. There will be no relaxing my persistence until I am the first of my generation to attain full awakening in this lifetime. ed. AN 2.5