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As I mentioned in an earlier blog post http://thevaluealliance.com/Blog/?p=23, the board has an oversight role, a critical one, with respect to corporate culture.
One issue in the news of late with respect to culture is sexual harassment.
Did you know that if current statistics remain static, the likelihood your daughter will be sexually harassed at work is 1 in 4 (and your son slightly less than 1 in 10) according to a Vanity Fair poll in its October 2010 issue – p. 92.
Unless as a board member, you are focused on the culture in your firm, you might not realize the statistics could be so high — because not everyone reports the issue.
While 50% of sons will report the abuse, only slightly more than 1/3 of daughters will according to the poll. Considering all the negatives that such dysfunctional work environments can create, isn’t it time to deal with this issue and eradicate sexual harassment from our workplaces?
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