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Feat/Int: "Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose: How to Fix a Toxic Culture" What Went Wrong

Talk-show host and journalist Charlie Rose (center) interviews Katie Couric and Matt Lauer on “Charlie Rose” in 2002. “Today” show host Lauer is the latest in a long list of men—including Rose—to face sexual misconduct accusations, casting this 2002 interview in a new light.

There are more questions than answers following news that Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC’s Today Show, accused of sexual misconduct just one week after CBS This Morning’s Charlie Rose. With workplace environment now under the microscope, Piyush Patel—an expert in corporate culture—is revealing how companies can purge themselves of toxicity before it’s too late.

“Now, more than ever, all businesses—from newsrooms to accounting firms—must be explicit about core values, and make sure everyone is on the same page,” says Patel. “Core values are your ‘Rules of the Game.’ Once everyone knows how to play, you all start playing together. Toxic employees don’t make the cut.”


(more on this later today on THT)

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