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Dec 7, 2010
In 'Reinspiring the Corporation', Mark Scott notes,

"The managerial literature is increasingly full of this elusive, chimeral term ‘values’. Firms are exhorted to identify their core values, enshrine them on lists and emblazon them daily on screen-savers. The feeling at the back of even the most receptive senior manager’s mind must be cynicism… The term ‘values’ is a hopeless simplification of a complex reality. Identifying values is an entirely inadequate way to describe the complexity of a moral framework."

Thanks, Scott Adams.
 
 
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Dec 7, 2010
This strip brings value to corporate sarcasm.
 
 
Dec 7, 2010
Just Brilliant! i had a boss who always preached in a code of ethics and values, but when it came to him he was always excused. Quoting him it was - "for the greater good" or "my experience tells me that in this case it can be ignored". "Values" are a subjective term, flowing down a corporate hierarchy, with the ones on top enforcing them onto their "minions".
 
 
Dec 7, 2010
'Values' is where ethics goes to die. 'Values' are intrinsically subjective, assuming a neutral world awaiting human beings to project value upon them. There are goods in the natural and social worlds. 'Values' are a hopeless way of capturing that. But the language is so ubiquitous that we can hardly see it.
 
 
Dec 7, 2010
'Values' is where ethics goes to die. 'Values' are intrinsically subjective, assuming a neutral world awaiting human beings to project value upon them. There are goods in the natural and social worlds. 'Values' are a hopeless way of capturing that. But the language is so ubiquitous that we can hardly see it.
 
 
 
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