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The Tone at the Top - 2 Executives and high-ranking members...

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Brooke Galietto October 21, 2008 Business 101 Homework 8- “The Tone at the Top” 1) The tone at the top is the failure of governance. In other words, a specific law may not be violated by one’s action but what they are doing is simply “just not right”. Executives or leaders overlook certain conflicts or arrangements that may seem unfair in order to make deals, make arrangements, or build relationships. All of this influences every employee or person involved. Tone at the top also refers to the idea corporate leaders discuss and recommend good ethics but rarely follow or demand them, especially if some benefit can be reaped by that leader.
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Unformatted text preview: 2) Executives and high-ranking members of a corporation have been caught with inaccurate records and bizarre statements. Although not convicted of any legal felonies, these people are not physically punished for their mistakes. On the contrary, employees who make an honest mistake in their records may be fired or get in trouble for not doing their paperwork correctly. This idea exemplifies employees being held to a different standard then higher-level officials. Unfortunately, this seems to be a common occurrence in today’s corporate world....
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