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Lecture 8 - Ethics and Actions of Organizations

by: Leslie Ogu

Lecture 8 - Ethics and Actions of Organizations ORSC 1109

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We begin to discuss how organizations maintain the safety and welfare of its employees, customers, and how they are able to keep their business running
Introduction to Organizational Sciences
Costanza, D
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ethics, Organizations, actions, customers, employees, safety, welfare
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Date Created: 02/12/16
Leslie Ogu ORSC 1109  02/08/2016 ­ Ethics and Actions of Organizations    Ethics  ● Models  ● Influence  ● Sources  ● Minimizing    CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)  ● right thing  ● halo  ● publicity  ○ Organizations need people to know about them to get business  ● Do we care?  ○ Does it matter to us the extra things organizations do?    Environments  ● Organizations have to exist and adapt to different environments  ● Input  ⇒ Throughput  ⇒ Output  ● Boundaries  1. Buffering  a. having things just in case  b. saving for potential later problems to reserve resources  c. homeostasis  2. Boundary Spanning  a. Ex: lobbying  ● Manage Environments  1. Forecasting, Strategic Planning  2. Subcontracting  a. Risk ­ Unions  3. Strategic Alliances  a. Ex: libraries ­ Consortium of libraries  4. Merger  ● Aspects of Different Environments  1. General  a. Demographics  b. Cultural  c. Legal  i. How strict the laws are there?  ii. What rules must the organization abide by?  d. Political  i. political system or structure in place  e. Economic  i. interest rates  ii. monetary policy  iii. ownership rules  f. Technology  i. research  ii. science  iii. technological infrastructure  g. Physical  i. resources  2. Specific  a. Customers  i. How are they changing?  ii. wants / desires  iii. needs  b. Distributions  i. Who ships it out?  ii. Who stores it?  c. Labor / Union  d. Government  i. dealing with people like city council  e. Competition 


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