Corporate values ensure consistency when managers have different styles

Different managerial styles allow firms to grow, adapt
By Michael Rosenberg
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/02/2008

Bob Page started out as an auditor for the State of North Carolina. However, as a gay man, he worried that revealing “who he was” would get him fired. So when he founded Replacements, Ltd., an Internet-based tableware company in Greensboro, N.C., he wanted to prove that a company that embraces diversity could still be profitable.

“We have over 20 different languages and nationalities represented in our workplace,” said Page.

And while the company is willing to work with all employees on performance issues, derogatory comments about nationality, race, religion or sexual preference are not tolerated, he said.