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Abbie Shipp’s Advice on Culture of CBS News Featured in Variety

“Companies hope for inclusive, supportive cultures but they generally reward results and power,” notes Abbie Shipp, associate professor of management, in the article.

August 03,  2018

By Elaine Cole

In a Variety article on allegations of sexual harassment against prominent leaders at CBS News, Associate Professor of Management Abbie Shipp states that companies may need to get rid of longstanding policies to make significant culture changes. 

“Unfortunately, most organizations seem to take a short-term view to clean up these past issues – hiring a diversity officer, announcing new sexual harassment training, or distributing new ‘no tolerance’ policies. Clearly, these things are important. But for longer-term effects to change culture, the bigger lever could be to change the incentive structure.”

Corporations eager to change may have to uproot longstanding policies, including ones that give considerable leeway to anchors and producers who pull down big salaries and bring in millions of viewers and advertising dollars each year, writes Brian Steinberg of Variety in his article, “CBS News, ’60 Minutes’ Come Under Scrutiny Amid Leslie Moonves Chaos.”

“Companies hope for inclusive, supportive cultures but they generally reward results and power,” Shipp states in the article.

Shipp is an expert in organizational culture whose research covers job attitudes, engaging and empowering employees, adaptive leadership and leading change. 

Read the entire article here: https://variety.com/2018/tv/news/cbs-news-60-minutes-jeff-fager-harassment-allegations-1202892533/.