Description: The chairman of Volkswagen said on Thursday that the decision by employees to cheat on emissions tests was made more than a decade ago, after they realized they could not meet United States clean air standards legally.
Source: NYTimes.com – video report
Date: Dec 10, 2015
Questions for discussion:
- What does VW management’s explanation “There was a tolerance for breaking the rules,” say about the corporate culture?
- Do you think it is a valid explanation of internal communications?
- How can companies prevent a repeat of this sort of behavior?