What Does Society Expect from Organizations and Managers?

  1. 3-3 Discuss how society’s expectations are influencing managers and organizations.

What is it? The business model followed by TOMS shoes: For each pair of shoes sold, a pair is donated to a child in need. As a contestant on the CBS reality show The Amazing Race, Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, visited Argentina and “saw lots of kids with no shoes who were suffering from injuries to their feet.” He was so moved by the experience that he wanted to do something. That something is what TOMS Shoes does now by blending charity with commerce. Those shoe donations—now more than 70 million pairs—have been central to the success ...

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