3 crisis response lessons from Ford, Dallas Mavericks

Both companies face turmoil as their toxic workplace cultures have seen increased scrutiny from watchdogs and journalists. Here’s what PR pros can learn from their respective responses.

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Your office culture can be a powerful recruiting tool—but a workplace with no boundaries is destined for headlines and courtrooms.

Two high-profile organizations—Ford Motor Co. and the Dallas Mavericks basketball team—have been putting out fires surrounding their cultures of harassment and abuse amid increased workplace scrutiny rippling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal in Hollywood and the ensuing #MeToo movement:

Ford takes action

Ford has faced criticism for longstanding harassment and abuse at two of its manufacturing plants in Chicago.

A New York Times article detailed complaints from more than 70 workers over the decades, revealing a systematic problem within the company.

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