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Ethics training and parking spaces

Tom Fox | November 29, 2016

One thing The Man From FCPA knows from his professional work experience is that folks take their reserved parking spaces very seriously. Park in someone’s designated parking space, particularly if the purloined space is reserved for a superior and there will literally be hell to pay. However, in other parts of the world, this sacrosanct compact for parking space hierarchy may not be so well valued. Perhaps that is one area for ethics training that managers at Daimler should put on for their employees who are sent to work in China. On the other hand, maybe a more basic ethics training might be not to insult the entire population of a country in which you have been assigned to be the country manager.

All of the above came to the fore in a recent episode involving the president of Daimler Trucks and Buses (China), according to a piece in the New York Times went ballistic...

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