Case Study Of Easter Seals

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In the world of non-profit organizations the fiscal year and its financial stability are just as important as its mission. One cannot exist without the other. An organization needs a mission, a set of values, and a vision the entire organization and its employees can unite behind. In large organization the leaders must determine the organization’s ethics and leadership structure to model and guide others in maintaining ethical practices. Easter Seals was founded as the National Society for Crippled Children in 1919 and is a non-profit charitable organization (History, 2015). It services children and adults with physical and mental disabilities, special needs and recently autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Easter Seals funding is primary through…show more content…
A leader can prepare to combat destructive behaviors (Johnson, 2013) in five steps. The first step is making a zero tolerance for destructive behaviors, which include incivility, aggression, sexual harassment, and discrimination. The second step is having integrity by communicating the values and commitment to the members, leaders should model the behavior for members, create a system that supports and reinforces the commitment to ethics, and each leader continues to acquire new information on ethical standards that may change (e.g. laws, regulations,…show more content…
In business, creating a culture of ethical behavior and productivity are two of the most important elements in daily operations. There are deferring opinions on how to establish those standards. One standard is universal in which human rights are general and should apply to every human being or having a one-size fits all standard of practice (Hugh, M.C., 2002). For example, an organization could great a set of ethical standards that universal and standard to apply to its members. However, the opposing view is cultural relativism, where the view that all values are meaningful only within specific cultures (Hugh, M.C., 2002). In other words, each culture defines what is right and what is wrong. Applying this to business, an organization can create ethical standards that are specific to their service line and provide specificity to members about their services, behavior, and social
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