How much do you think it is possible for an outsider to discern about the underlying cultural values of an organization by analyzing symbols, ceremonies, dress, or other observable aspects of culture, compared to an insider with several years of work experience? Specify a percentage (eg, 10 percent, 70 percent) and discuss your reasoning
102 Many of the companies on Fortune magazine’s list of most admired companies are also on its list of most profitable ones Some people say this proves that high social capital translates into profits Other people suggest that high profitability is the primary reason the companies have a good culture and are admired in the first place Discuss your thinking about these two differing interpretations
105 Can you recall a situation in which either you or someone you know was confronted by an ethical dilemma, such as being encouraged to inflate an expense account or trade answers on a test? Do you think the decision was affected more by individual moral values or by the accepted values within the team or company? Explain
108 Why has globalization contributed to more complex ethical issues? Do you think it’s possible for a company operating in many different countries to have a cohesive corporate culture? To have uniform ethical values?