The Heart of Reuters (Parts A and B) describes the responses of Reuters America to the incidents of 9/11/2001. The Heart of Reuters Part A describes the range of adaptive responses to the events of 9/11, and invites the question, “What is it about the culture, structure, and strategy of Reuters that explains the organization’s response pattern?”The Heart of Reuters is ideal for a discussion of leadership and change, crisis management, resilience, and compassion. The video, also available, adds to the discussion.
The Heart of Reuters (A)
by: Jane Dutton
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