Discussion Case: Alcoa’s Core Values in Practice Nicholas Goldstein BUS250: Corporate and Social Responsibility Instructor Margaret Browne August 13, 2012 Discussion Case: Alcoa’s Core Values in Practice Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) has a very strong values based culture and ethical work climate that wants their employees to live by the values that encompass integrity, environment, health and safety, customer, accountability, excellence, people, and profitability (Lawrence & Weber, 2011). In this case their main concern in their ethical work climate is the health and safety of its employees. The ethical criterion that seems to be most apparent in this case is that of “Principle” know as the integrity approach. It also seems from the case that benevolence (concern for others approach) could also fit the mold, but principle seems more relative. Top management in the Alcoa, CEO Paul O’ Neill, played an excellent and critical role in the development and implementation of the ethical work climate and organizational performance in the company.
Assignment #2: CROSBY MANUFACTURING CORPORATION Executive Summary Crosby Manufacturing Corporation is a $ 250-Million-a-year electronics component manufacturing firm. Wilfred “Willy” Livingston became president in 2005, and in his long-range plan to obtain large government contracts, laid into two acts, which the first step consisted of the restructuration of the 700 employees organization into a modified matrix structure. And on October 2007, the second phase consisted of changing the computer system into a more advance model in order to update the management cost and control system( MCCS) to ensure the growth of Crosby Manufacturing Corporation. He violated the policy and appointed Tim Emary as a project manager, an employee from the group planning department, only because in his vision Tim Emary can lay out a schedule and have the job done. 1.
Link Exchange was founded by Tony Hsieh and Sanjay Madan in 1996, one year after both graduated from Harvard. Microsoft acquired Link Exchange for $265 million in November 1998. After Link Exchange was sold to Microsoft, Tony Hsieh and his old friend from Harvard, Alfred Lin, founded the venture capital company Venture Frogs. Through Venture Frogs, located in San Francisco, they started 27 companies, which were offered space in Hsieh and Lin’s 15,000 square feet of rented office space. In 1999, Hsieh received a voice message from Nick Swinmurn who told him that he had just started a web site called shoesite.com.
Group Assignment: Project Management - Pert Mustang 1. Prepare the report that Roberts requested, assuming that the project will begin immediately. Assume 45 working days are available to complete the project, including transporting car to Detroit before the auto show begins. Your report should briefly discuss the aspects of the proposed new business, such as the competitive priorities that Roberts asked about. Answers: The objective of the project report requested by the RASAS owner, Vicky Roberts is with regards to the restoration of the vintage Mustang car model into a best possible mint condition rather than opting for a standard or basic restoration.
1.1 List the aspects of employment covered by law. The aspects of employment covered by law are as follows: • Health and Safety at work Act 1974 - This act is to ensure that the employer has things in place to protect their employees from any risk or dangers which may occur in the work place. The employee on the other hand has to ensure they that they avoid taking any unnecessary risks by using protective clothing or equipment provided for the job and also follow instructions and guidelines as well as any training given • The Equality Act 2010: This act provides a legal/legislative framework to protect the rights of an individual. It replaces previous anti-discrimination laws by a single act. • The Disability Discrimination Act: This Act is to protect people with a disability and ensure that they aren’t discriminated against because of their disability.
Legislation and Health and Safety we are governed by a range of legislation and policies to provide a safe and healthy working environment, all the legislation comes under the health and safety at work act 1974. This covers duties for the employer, managers and employees, The employer has the duty to provided information,the supervision and training on health and safety within the working environment. Have clear health and safety policies in place, and ensure the area is safe for all employees including providing any equipment required and maintaining to ensure the is not a risk to the employees As a Manager I am required to maintain a safe working environment, provide inductions for new staff, which must include health and safety procedures and how to identify potential hazards. I am to also ensure that all staff stick to the policies and procedures in place. The employee must follow all health and safety policies, follow the instructions provided with any equipment and ensure the cleaning products are used in the correct manner.
• Vietnam-era veterans • Special disabled veterans • All veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition, for which a campaign badge (medal) was, authorized (Employment Issues.com, 2009 ¶ 6). For those on reserve federal law provides that they cannot be fired, or lose their positions or pay for being deployed. Employers must hold these positions and pay until the reserve member returns. If a member of the reserve force was hired as an independent contractor or agent then these terms do not fall under employee employer relationships and therefore the contract could be terminated and the position would not have to be held for that member. This however does depend on the definition of the relationship and the amount of control the principal has over the agent, in this case the employer and the member of the reserve (independent contractor).
This act has helped people save their lives and be able to carry on working; this act covers people in the UK for example England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The health and safety at work act 1974 is carried out in hospitals, business and schools even before they are open to the public they do this to make sure that everything is safe and they can do risk assessments to make sure no one is at danger of being hurt and they are in a safe environment. When a risk assessment is done you have to keep a recorded to make sure you are not making the same mistakes again. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 These regulations require employers to minimise the health risks associated with manual handling, a term used to describe activities which involve lifting, carrying, moving, holding, pushing, lowering, pulling or restraining an object, person or animal. Employers should: * Avoid the need to lift, carry, push, pull, lower or support loads wherever possible * Mechanise tasks where they cannot be avoided
There is no specific legal prohibition on working alone, but the general legal duties of employers under theOccupational Health and Safety Act (2004) still apply. "An employer shall provide and maintain so far as is reasonably practicable for employees a working environment that is safe and without risks to health." [Section 21(1)] Establishing safe working conditions for lone workers is no different from organising the safety of other employees. Employers should identify the hazards of the work, assess the risks involved, and implement changes to the workplace and safe working arrangements to ensure the risks are either eliminated or adequately controlled. When it is not possible to devise arrangements for the work to be done safely by one person, alternative arrangements providing help or back-up have to be devised.