People go through difficult situations at work and in their local/social environment. These are ethical issues that can cause them to make ethical or unethical decisions. So we must understand that individuals are different and have different ethical standards, make different decisions based on culture and the situations at hand.
1. After reading the scenario/Synopsis and
2. Watching the “Doing the Right Thing” video of the American Red Cross; the below question and answers are as follows:
- For analysis: What are the social responsibility implications of the decision to avoid accepting donations of good for many local relief efforts.
- For analysis: What kinds of ethical conflicts might arise because the American Red Cross relies so heavily on volunteers?
- For application: What can the American Red Cross do to ensure that local chapters are properly applying its code of ethics?
- For application: How might a non-profit organization such as the American Red Cross gain a better understanding of its stakeholders’ needs and preferences?
- For debate: Should the American Red Cross have revered its initial decision to divert some of the money donated for September 11 relief efforts to pressing but ancillary operation. Support your chosen position.
4: Online Exploration.
After reading the online exploration section of the handout and visit the American Red Cross website: www.redcross.org, answer below questions to the online Exploration section.
- What kinds of stakeholders does the American Red Cross expect to visit its Website?
- Why are these stakeholders important to the organization?
Do you think the organization should post its code of ethics prominently on this sites? Explain your answer