The culture of a corporation is almost as important as the management at the top. While board members may make the decisions that ultimately steer the course of the organization, a strong culture ensures that the approaches, ethical consideration and practices championed by that board trickle down to every employee. However, it’s often not just the positive attributes that find their way into corporate culture.
According to a newly filed report, for General Motors, that organizational DNA appears to be have been corrupted by “incompetence and neglect,” culminating in a recall related ignition switch failures that came 11 years too late. The report was filed by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas and has resulted in the dismissal of 15 GM employees.