business management

Patagonia Focuses on Customers & the Environment

Case Summary

  • In a narrative format discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case
  • How does Patagonia provide a work environment and values that enhances the lives of their employees?
  • Do you think all companies could inspire Patagonia’s level of loyalty by employees by providing work environments with similar benefits? Provide an example of a company who you think could benefit from their HR practices?
  • As CEO of Patagonia, how would you deal with criticism that you focus more on hiring employees that are social cause oriented, vs. the most talented and skilled employees?

Post a minimum of 750 words total. A minimum of two references required. You may use the textbook for one of the two

Ferrell, O., Hirt, G., & Ferrell, L. (2009). Business in a Changing World. (7th ed.) pg. XX. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Irwin