Diversity messages may backfire when companies focus on diversity's benefits for the bottom line
Business case justifications for diversity can make members of underrepresented groups feel they will be judged based on their social identity if they join the company.
A competitive working environment may destroy a business
Allowing knowledge to flow within an organization generates opportunity for learning and innovation. However, if knowledge spills over to competitors, it might erode competitive advantage and ultimately destroy the business.
There's no longer one rural America - could there be five?
Pundits and politicians talk as if the territory between NY and LA was a monolithic land where similar people think similar thoughts and live according to similar mores—mostly in small dying towns or on farms. And, of course, they’re all white, Evangelical Christian and Republican.
Multiculturalism in itself is not a resource
What matters most for a multinational’s competitive advantage is not the employment of multicultural personnel, but rather the company’s ability to transform this employee’s unique capacities into strategic human capital resources.
The downside of loyalty: why some organizational cover-ups go unchecked
A cover-up, or an attempt to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error or unethical actions, can prove harmful and costly for an organization. Often starting small, a cover-up can turn into a scandal that forever tarnishes the reputation of an institution.
Generous with individuals and selfish to the masses
The general public has steadily lost confidence in financial institutions, economic authorities, and, in particular, in corporate managers (over 70% don’t trust their leaders in any business or organization. The view is that key economic actors will do anything for profits, including harming large groups of fellow human beings.
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