Tag: ethical conduct

The secret cultural advantage of Indian firms

The secret cultural advantage of Indian firms

Fast growing international Indian firms have a built-in cultural advantage. It hardly seems apparent to their rivals in the west. The competitors’ perception is wrong and has cost them dear. Many have lost out to highly competitive Indian companies. Blaming this loss of business on cheap labour, a plethora of […]

When culture and values fail—what next?

When culture and values fail—what next?

The fall of John Stumpf, long serving CEO of Wells Fargo makes good headlines.   Some 5,000 or so employees fired for abusing the trust of the banks’ customers sounds even better.  It seems to show  a management on the war path. Is this the top team riding to the rescue […]

“Ethical fading”: not just a convenient label

“Ethical fading”: not just a convenient label

It’s not immediately obvious what VW, The Labour Party and the South Yorkshire police have in common. Up close though, the similarities are only too clear. All three are currently experiencing serious cases of ethical fading. The latter, described in more detail in a recent post here, occurs when people […]