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Case Lens on Values in the Backdrop of Hollywood Movie, Firewall*

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
ET Cases, 3.04 Minutes
AUTHOR(S) : A. J. Swapna and Dr. Nagendra V. Chowdary

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Case Lens on Values in the Backdrop of Hollywood Movie, Firewall

 

Synopsis

This Case Lens is based on the Hollywood thriller, Firewall. Firewall is a movie depicting how a hapless security chief of an international bank was forced to loot his own bank to safeguard his family who were at a gun-point of the miscreants. The way Jack Stanfield (Jack) rescues his family and safeguards his bank’s interest too towards the end, offers enough insights into how one should respond when one’s basic values are challenged. This Case Lens enables a discussion on the importance of values in one’s personal and professional growth.

Prerequisite Exercise

The students/participants need to mandatorily watch the movie Firewall, without violating the IPR laws. The temptation of either exhibiting the movie in the classroom or the students/participants downloading the movie from any hosting sites should be desisted lest we et unwarranted precedents in violating mandatory IPRs.

Classroom Orchestration

This Case Lens (video consisting the introduction and the accompanying five questions) can be orchestrated in the classroom in the following suggested flow:

1. Asking the students/participants to view the movie 2-3 days before the classroom discussion
2. Playing/exhibiting the Case Lens video in the classroom
3. Ideally, faculty/facilitator should analyze the first warm-up question and the remaining four questions should be analyzed by the participants/students. The class should be divided into four learning teams and they should be asked to prepare for all the questions. After giving them about 15 minutes, the classroom discussion/analysis should be attempted. This can be executed either by asking one of the teams randomly to present their analysis or each team should be allowed to lead a discussion for each of the questions
4. Each question would take varying times (the suggested timings are given in Exhibit (TN)-I) and it is highly recommended that the last 5 minutes should be spent on debriefing and synthesizing. The debriefing segment should be used to synthesize the expected learning outcomes of this Case Lens.

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Case Lens Positioning and Setting

This Case Lens can be used as a pedagogical tool in the following Post-graduate Programs:

• MBA Programs – HRM Course – Career Management Module – To understand the importance of values in an individual’s personal and professional growth
• Executive Development Programs/MDPs – To sensitize the participants on the importance of sticking to high-pedestal values even when they are challenged extremely

Expected Learning Outcomes

At the end of this Case Lens discussion/analysis, each of the participants/students should be able to understand/appreciate:

• The importance of values in one’s personal and professional growth
• Jack Stanfield’s, Bill Cox’s, Janet’s and Sarah Stanfield’s values
• The factors responsible for someone to uphold highest values during the gravest circumstances

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Abstract

This Case Lens on values is based on Hollywood thriller, Firewall. Every individual’s actions, in some measure are guided by his/her values. What are values and why are they important for one’s professional success? Firewall is a movie depicting how a hapless security chief of an international bank, Jack Stanfield (Jack), played by Harrison Ford, was forced to loot his own bank to safeguard his family who were at the gun-point of the miscreants. The way Jack rescues his family and safeguards his bank’s interest too in the end, offer enough insights into how one should respond when one’s basic values are challenged. Why do some people stick to their high-pedestal values even when they are challenged extremely? What would it take to stand by the virtues of values?



Pedagogical Objectives

  • To understand the importance of values in one’s personal and professional growth
  • To discuss and debate on Jack Stanfield’s, Bill Cox’s, Janet’s and Sarah Stanfield’s values
  • To analyze the factors responsible for someone to uphold highest values even during the gravest circumstances

Case Lens Positioning and Setting
This Case Lens can be used as a pedagogical tool in the following Post-graduate Programs:

  • MBA Programs – HRM Course – Career Management Module – To understand the importance of values in an individual’s personal and professional growth
  • Executive Development Programs/MDPs – To sensitize the participants on the importance of sticking to high-pedestal values even when they are challenged extremely


*It should be noted that participants/ students are expected to see the movie before they participate in a classroom discussion/analysis of any of the CASELENS’ products



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