Lecture 8 - Ethics and Actions of Organizations
Lecture 8 - Ethics and Actions of Organizations ORSC 1109
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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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