University of Phoenix
Jamal B Ibrahim
February 07, 2011
Legal, Cultural, and Ethical Challenges Paper
As the United States economy waxes and wanes, commerce in the workplace changes to create new ideas for more and better sales. Global outreach for company expansion has taken the new economic conditions by storm for the consumer and American corporations. Company core values are built on the foundation of ones ideas and broadcast through marketing of the mission statements. Aligning a mission statement to create sales and a good public image can be even harder. The Lowe's vision is: We will provide customer-valued solutions with the best prices, products and services to make Lowe's the first choice for home improvement. This statement for retail sales establishes the basic thought of retail sales. The focus of this paper will be to discuss the legal, cultural, and ethical environment and how it relates to the Canadian and Mexican expansion of the corporate giant Lowe’s. I was taught the difference between right and wrong and found that growing up in a large family meant nothing is fair. My children are not allowed to use the term “not fair”. They must determine if the situation is right or wrong based on their own values. As the foundation of my personal beliefs, right and wrong is subjective and part of the decision making process. Working for Lowe’s, it is not in my current job description to determine what is right and wrong. We have to mold our decisions around the values established by the company we work for. Within the guidelines of an organization, employees must find new ways to creatively use the establishment or the foundation already in place and set new standards in sales and service. Lowe’s has created a working model for success that aligns itself with modern day global business practices. Through expansion to both Canada and Mexico, Lowe’s has proven the...