In the latest edition of “Executive utilizes Harvard Business Review to whitewash their activities” we have Hubert Joly, CEO of Best Buy, who informs us that we should all
- Making meaningful purpose a genuine priority of business operations
- The “human magic” of empowered and self-directed employees
- Admitting you don’t have all the answers is a sign of strong leadership.
Let’s see how Best Buy puts those practices in place.
- They engage in lies (and illegal activities) to prevent unions
- The company has a long history of standing in the way of improving workers lives
- And contrary to the article, laid off thousands of workers this year
It is hard to take the editors of HBR seriously when they discuss what a good company culture looks like when they whitewash corporate leaders with this sort of track record.
Probably Best Buy paid a lot of money for the reputation bump just before Christmas.