Corporate Responsibility And Social Responsibility

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Corporate Social Responsibility: Essay Question 1
Branden Bilicki
BA400
01/21/2015
In the corporate world, scandals are always happening, and corporations are constantly working to avoid any cases of wrong doing. Most corporations teach their employees about ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR), but there are steps to be taken to further engrain those same ethics into employees, and that is to expose students in University to corporate social responsibility. Without the implementation of CSR into university classwork, many students will enter the workforce without any form of training or exposure to CSR. This means they won’t know the proper steps to take when faced with certain ethical decisions. Having a required class
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Many new and experienced employees, who are not equipped or educated on how to handle ethical issues will end up costing the company a lot of money, and potentially harming the corporation’s reputation in the public eye. By implementing CSR educational requirements, we can take a big step forward in solving this problem. From the students being exposed to ethical issues and the ideals behind CSR, they are then familiar with the ideas of CSR and will be more comfortable and ready to make the right decision when faced with an ethical issue in the workplace. Ways to include CSR in class would be to talk about examples of ethical issues that have taken place in the real world. By doing this, the students will get firsthand experience on what not to do in certain situations, as well as the proper actions to take in the same situation. “A corporate entity doesn’t commit fraud, people do” (Sockell). By instilling individual responsibility and personal values into students, they will then take those characteristics and responsibility into the…show more content…
I went into the workforce with an idea that I knew a lot more about how things worked than I actually did. Because of this I was willing to take on a lot more work, and more challenging work, than what I could do. This was the wrong mindset to be in, and I realize that now. It wasn’t necessarily an entitled sense, but more of an over-eager unprofessional one. Advice I can give to fellow classmates and future hires is to be willing to hear out what your boss has to say, they have the experience and knowledge of how things work within the corporation. And also to take into consideration what your actions do, not only to you, but also your team. When you say you’re able to complete something or work on a project, your team trusts that the work will get done. If you don’t know how to do it, then its valuable time wasted by you and whoever finishes the project. Something else to think about is to not think that you should be treated any differently than any other employee, you all have your core ethics and values and you must realize that. If your bosses are different than yours, think of the impact on the organization as a whole before deciding who is right and
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