I’m studying for my Management class and need an explanation.

student 1

Olivia Boyer

7:45pmJun 19 at 7:45pm

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Overall Zappos has great values and really knows how to run a company and make it thrive. Within the video it talked about how they all work great together because they are on the same page and have most of the same values (Ruiz, 2015). When companies employees work on the same values and some of the same morals the company will thrive. Without employees that try to work together and see from each others point of views it just will not work well. I wonder how it would work if they hire someone who doesn’t follow their values. Within the text it talks about how some people within a company resist change because they are use to current ways and don’t want change (Robbins & Coulter, 2018). Also I wonder how employees would adjust to new values if Zappos thought their current ones would not work out in the future. Another thing the text talks about in chapter six is how you have to adjust to new things going on in the world (Robbins & Coulter, 2018). On another note I really enjoyed the video and learning how their company works and seeing the employees views on it as well. I believe it is always good to hear what the employees have to say about the company they work for.


Ruiz, S. (2015, April 16). Zappos Company Culture. Retrieved June 20, 2020, fromZappos Company Culture (Links to an external site.)Zappos Company Culture

Robbins, S. P., & Coulter, M. K. (2018). Management (14th ed.). Amsterdam: Pearson.

student 2

Jeffrey Bear

YesterdayJun 18 at 5:53pm

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When I watched the video over Zappos company culture I realized what organizational culture means and why companies strive to have a strong organizational culture. In the first few minutes of the video, an employee says ahe had an opportunity to steal some fund from the cash register, but she didn’t. In fact, the strong organizational culture reinforced her action to not steal from the company. She goes on to say that the company influences her even when she is not at work. In the text Robbins (2018) defines organizational culture as “the shared values, principles, traditions, and way of doing things that influence organizational members act and that distinguish the organization from other organizations” (Robbins, Coulter, Martoccio, Long, 2018, p88). By having a strong organizational culture, you can motivate employees to have the same values as your company and create a culture that spread outside of the company. When you are employed at a job you are essentially a representative of the business and any action you commit will reflect for good or worse on the company. Companies take organizational culture very seriously, and today this is truer than ever. For example, from fox23 news a story of a man named Robert Larkin confronted his neighbor over a “Black Lives Matter” dispute and a viral video surfaced of the man which consequently got him fired from his job (Cox Media Group National Content Desk, 2020). The man got fired for going against the company’s strong organizational culture.


Cox Media Group National Content Desk. (2020, June 15). Husband of CEO who confronted man writing BLM slogan on own property loses job over video. Retrieved from fox23.com: https://www.fox23.com/news/trending/woman-apologiz…

Robbins, S. P., Coulter, M., Martoccio, J. J., & Long, L. K. (2018). Management. New York, NY: Pearson.

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