The Corporate Culture Of Enron

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How did the corporate culture of Enron contribute to its bankruptcy? The Enron Corporation was an energy trading and utilities company that eventually failed due to the discovery that Enron was hiding large debts and losses in financial documents. “Through its subsidiaries and numerous affiliates, the company provided products and services related to natural gas, electricity, and communications for its wholesale and retail customers” (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015, p. 486). A company’s corporate culture has a lot to do how efficient the company is, and how the company avoids negative situations such as bankruptcy. Enron was involved in numerous financial scandals, and the corporate culture of Enron played a large part in these scandals. The corporate culture at Enron had an arrogant aura that plagued the company. “This overwhelming aura of pride was based on a deep-seated belief that Enron’s employees could handle increased risk without danger” (Ferrell, Fraedrich & Ferrell, 2015, p. 487). Getting involved with major risks combined with thinking there would not be any consequences contributed to Enron’s bankruptcy. Enron was considered to be one of the most innovative companies at its time because of its fast growth, and unique commodities. Little did most people know, Enron was abusing this power. Enron’s executives created a corporate culture that promoted cutthroat competition between employees. These extreme cutthroat environments can easily brainwash employees
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