The Corporate Social Responsibility Debate

The debate on corporate social responsibility has mainly focused on whether corporations need to pay more attention to profit maximization or need to focus on the needs of the society. Corporate social responsibility requires companies to focus on the needs of the society from which they derive their profits. It challenges the companies to participate in the increased welfare of the society not only through the production of quality products but also involvement in other activities that increase the living standards of the people within the society. Consequently, companies have to participa ...

The Importance of Risk Management

Curing people - there are not many other professional occupations, which would appear more romantic to a regular person. Children dream of becoming doctors and only having entered a medical educational establishment do they realize, what a serious responsibility is behind all the romance of the profession. Unfortunately, a profession of doctor is very hard. A doctor is always under a great stress since he or she, being an adequate person, certainly does realize that lives and health of many people depend on his/her actions, his/her decisions. Making a mistake is unacceptable for a medical work ...

Leadership in Health Care Organizations

Effective leadership is quite important in health care organizations because any health care organization is aimed to provide high-quality care and benefit financially at the same time. Leadership can be defined as the process when one person designates the tasks that should be accomplished and influences the others for their successful implementation. Leaders are common for any organization and health care organizations also need to have successful and well-conceived leader styles. A successful leader should surely be adaptable to situations, ambitious and achievement-oriented, cooperat ...

Healthcare Organizations

In the world of today and even from the time in memorial, organizations have had some code of conduct developed with the sole aim of monitoring the conduct behavior of the members. This is not only limited to the organizations such as healthcare as it is in this case but rather it is a common norm in the society from the larger perspective. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), 2008, provided some policies by organizations by January 2009 of which it defined the codes of conduct of employees. JCAHO and Its Reputation In order to understand the meaning of ...

Social Work

Social work is a profession for people who want to help others. Social workers deal with other people’s problems, they try to help people to overcome all sorts of hardships they face everyday. Social workers assist in various social problems, such as unemployment, housing, abuse in the family, disease and lots of others. There are various fields of social work, one of them is family sector, where social workers help single parents, abused children and arrange adoptions. In schools social workers deal with relations between students, their parents and school. (Payne, 1996) They assist students ...

Occupation Stress Management

The issue of efficiency of occupation stress management intervention in commercial banking sectors is burning today. The varieties of the problems emanated frîm the work experience. These problems have greatly infested the behavior of the employers and employees. The researchers came to the conclusion that such areas as job satisfaction, respect to the colleagues, organizational commitment, efficiency to the job performance, and achievement the goal of the company have suffered the most. The term ‘stress’, according, to Ambiona (2001) is disagreement or conflict between the ideas. The simil ...

Reduction of the Global Economic Clout

Though the United States and the western European countries remain unmatched in their economic power, political weight and military force, the debates are held as to the reduction of the global economic clout. It is worth noting that America remains unmatched in the world history as a global superpower. The USA has won recognition of the superpower after WWII and its position was strengthened after the collapse of the Soviet Union. During history, America was not acting alone in order to achieve its powerful position in the world. The western European countries and the USA are acting as a team ...

Tariffs and International Trade

International trade relations are guided by mutual trade agreement between two or more countries. One of these rules is tariffs. A tariff is a duty or a tax policy imposed by the domestic government to regulate the amount of goods and services that flows in and out of the country (David & Stewart, 2010). This paper intends to discuss the trade relations between the United States and China and the effects of imposing tariffs on both parties. Commercial trade relations between the U.S. and China have been taking place since 1981. China is the United States’ second largest trading partner ...

Physical Distribution within Australia

The principal task of physical distribution is ensuring the availability of products to customers in the right places, the right time and the right quantities. It is focused on as an initiative taken by a business to satisfy customers' demands. The concept of order cycle is an important one when addressing the concept of an efficient physical distribution system. Physical distribution can be referred to as a four-step process, which involves transmission and placement of an order by the customer to the supplier. On receiving the order, the supplier processes it and physically assembles the goo ...

Technology and Employee Privacy

Access of technology has enabled employees to work more efficiently and effectively. As more companies embrace telecommunication, the recent concern has been the fact that employers are keen on tracking merely everything that employees do in the office. Thus, there occur more and more issues concerning employee’s privacy rights and employers’ rights with specific reference to business property and how employees spend their time at work. It seems that allowing employees to use internet for personal issues while at work is time saving and cost effective. However, it is implicitly expensive in ...