Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/345957
Title:
Corporate Toxicity: The WorldCom/MCI Scandal
Author:
Wisner, Deven L; Brown, Brandy A
Affiliation:
UA South Organizational Leadership
Publisher:
The Brandy A Brown Lab Website
Issue Date:
18-Feb-2015
Description:
What various roles exist in corporate toxicity? In what environment does toxicity thrive? Do toxic leaders exhibit certain characteristics? Questions such as these can be discovered using this classroom tool!
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/345957
Additional Links:
http://brandyabrown.com/2015/02/corporate-toxicity-the-worldcommci-scandal/
Abstract:
This case study provides a real-world example of corporate toxicity to illustrate the toxic triangle model and show how situations like this one come to pass (Padilla, 2013). The primary focus will be on WorldCom/MCI and the events leading to the world famous accounting scandal that came to light in 2003. This case briefly examines the three major triangle elements, (1) the role of the leader, (2) the enabling efforts of colluding and conforming followers, and (3) the conducive nature of the specific organizational context, all in correlation with the eventual destruction of the organization. Identifying these elements provides an opportunity for students to analyze an actual account of corporate toxicity through critical thinking and discussion. The questions provided are intended to stimulate a discussion focused on the: (1) events leading to the demise of the organization, (2) characteristics of the primary leader and followers, (3) role the environment played in escalating the situation, and (4) the influences of social pressures.
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
MCI; WorldCom; Leadrship; Toxic; Toxic Triangle; Environment; Colluder; Conformer; Follower; Corporate

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWisner, Deven Len_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Brandy Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-02T22:31:40Z-
dc.date.available2015-03-02T22:31:40Z-
dc.date.issued2015-02-18-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/345957-
dc.descriptionWhat various roles exist in corporate toxicity? In what environment does toxicity thrive? Do toxic leaders exhibit certain characteristics? Questions such as these can be discovered using this classroom tool!en_US
dc.description.abstractThis case study provides a real-world example of corporate toxicity to illustrate the toxic triangle model and show how situations like this one come to pass (Padilla, 2013). The primary focus will be on WorldCom/MCI and the events leading to the world famous accounting scandal that came to light in 2003. This case briefly examines the three major triangle elements, (1) the role of the leader, (2) the enabling efforts of colluding and conforming followers, and (3) the conducive nature of the specific organizational context, all in correlation with the eventual destruction of the organization. Identifying these elements provides an opportunity for students to analyze an actual account of corporate toxicity through critical thinking and discussion. The questions provided are intended to stimulate a discussion focused on the: (1) events leading to the demise of the organization, (2) characteristics of the primary leader and followers, (3) role the environment played in escalating the situation, and (4) the influences of social pressures.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe Brandy A Brown Lab Websiteen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://brandyabrown.com/2015/02/corporate-toxicity-the-worldcommci-scandal/en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the UA South Organizational Leadership program and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectMCIen_US
dc.subjectWorldComen_US
dc.subjectLeadrshipen_US
dc.subjectToxicen_US
dc.subjectToxic Triangleen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_US
dc.subjectColluderen_US
dc.subjectConformeren_US
dc.subjectFolloweren_US
dc.subjectCorporateen_US
dc.titleCorporate Toxicity: The WorldCom/MCI Scandalen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUA South Organizational Leadershipen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Organizational Leadership Distinguished Project Collection. For more information, visit http://uas-ol.businesscatalyst.com/index.htmlen_US
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