Case study: Patagonia’s Culture
How do Patagonia’s practices contribute to creating a positive climate for learning and transfer of training?
Patagonia’s vision according to the case is to create a message of hope for society by creating product value that is restorative and does not harm the environment in the process. Patagonia is an example of a company that is proactive, with lots of passion and high integrity in its approach to society and the care of the environment which they utilize for their product development.
Patagonia’s vision of creating a product with values, has also won the hearts of its employees, who are mostly passionate about environmental issue, and the success of the business strategy. The overall strength of the company is the quality of people it hires and the passion these employees bring to the job.
Patagonia transfer of learning is due to their hiring practices. The company hires employees who have an outdoor passion and customer who understand the relationship with the outdoors and to products relationships to the outdoors activities. Patagonia’s employees are encouraged to partake of internship programs, where the employee or group has the support of the company by giving them up to two months of paid leave to work for a non-profit organization of their choice.
Patagonia’s philosophy or vision for its employee, and the success of its business strategy, is to have its employee learn and gain personal experience to a cause of their choice, which will translate to transfer of learning and the organization’s development of new knowledge and new competencies which will create sustainability of their current and future market product with the newly experience of the employees.
Patagonia’s human resource practices and also it environmental passion has established a high employee commitment that helps the company’s bottom line profit margin. Recruitment and employee selections, development of...
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