Bus 370 wk 5 dis 1
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Bus 370 wk 5 dis 1 Ethics CLOs 12 Follow both of the following links and read the brief articles In the first article General Motors Misled Grieving Families on a Lethal Flaw identify the key ethical issues and the accountability issues from an OD point of view In the second article As Mary Barra Returns To DC Can GM39s Culture Really Change describe the challenges ahead of Mary Barra Families Misled by GM Mary Barra Returns Respond to two classmates posts The main ethical aw in both of these articles is on May 15 2009 they GM learned that data in the black boxes of Chevrolet Cobalts confirmed a potentially fatal defect existed in hundreds of thousands of cars But in the months and years that followed as a trove of internal documents and studies mounted GM told the families of accident victims and other customers that it did not have enough evidence of any defect in their cars However GM didn t recall these defective vehicles soon enough and more people died 23 fatal crashes resulting in 26 deaths Some of the ethical issues Mary Barra CEO General Motors is facing in my opinion are not necessarily substantiated For instance The Previous CEO Akerson claims to have stood down from the CEO position to take care of his ailing wife A theory of him knowing about the faulty ignitions and handing over the helm to Mary Barra so that she would be responsible and her being the fall guy is again not substantiated The ethical dilemma in my view is did anybody know about the faulty ignition switches early on and if they did why wasn t something done about it earlier Accountability in where GM is now can only be 39proof in the pudding39 Since 15 personnel were laid off due to the malfunctioning switches some accountability has taken place however I believe that Mary Barra is handling her own accountability with incredible leadership Being in the hot seat for just a couple of months she is not blaming anybody and is taking full responsibility She claims not to have known about the faulty switches until she became the CEO We want to have the most timely efficient accurate and responsive process Right now we re focused on getting the cars repaired and helping the customer said Barra who later added after the investigation we ll do what s right She said Something went wrong with our process in this instance and terrible things happened As a member of the GM family and as a mom with a family of my own this really hits home for me Barra 2014 Senior executives have to be ready at any time to deal With crises That s Why they are given responsibility and Why they are paid accordingly Some of the challenges that she faces is of course recovering from the faulty switches and the related recalls on older models of GM And since the Obama Administration provided a bail out for GM during their bankruptcy It is imperative that Barra recovers the 750 loss in the first quarter and bounces back effectively or they Will become bankrupt again and if GM closes their doors there Will be numerous Americans out of jobs Which could cripple this economy even more than What it isIt39s also imperative that her staff report any faulty items at the earliest detection to prevent further loss of life and damaged equipment One doesn39t want to be the junior guy gal With holding the secret References Bierema L 2014 An introduction to organizational development San Diego CA Bridgepoint Education Inc Maynard M 2014 June 17 As Mary Barra Returns To D C Can GM 39s Culture Really Change Forbes Retrieved from httpwwwforbes comsitesmichelinemaynard2014061 7asmarybarraretu rnsto d ccangmsculturereallychangeStout H Vlassic 8 Ivory D amp Ruiz R 2014 March 24 General Motors Misled Grieving Families on a Lethal Flaw The New York Times Retrieved from httpwwwnytimescom20140325businesscarmaker misledgrievingfamiliesonalethal awhtml
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