My perception of organizations of which I am a member has not changed much due to the concepts covered in this course. I have however learned many new things about organizations and how they are run. There are many different sociological views that I have been introduced to that I was unaware of before taking this course. Many of these I will incorporate into this paper and review from a personal standpoint.
Within the business environment, the levels of management directly affect how organizations are run and whether they will be successful or fail. The level of education and skill will vary according to the levels of management. The top levels of management usually include CEO's, Presidents, etc., and they usually hold advanced degrees or years of work experience. A bachelor's degree typically accompanies a Middle managers position, or they have advanced through their company to their current position. A particular skill usually allows a Front line manager to be focused on a few, if not one, particular task(s).
Ethical standards should be included in all business dealings. Recent events have mandated ethical behavior in our workplace, and it has become unfortunate that the government has been asked to intervene and make ethics a top priority for all publicly held businesses. Ethics and good business practices should be upheld within all companies, along all lines of the company's dealings and its employees. This has led to an increase in corporate responsibility to society.
A company should be held accountable for any action that affects their stakeholders and employees, which can include ethics, legal issues, economic costs and management judgment. Being socially responsible means that a company must balance its economic goals with the benefits and cost of its social responsibilities. Social responsibility began around the early 20th century in the U.S. However, what we view as socially acceptable in the U.S. can be...