Wgu Est1 Task 5

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000268995 Maines EST1 Task 310.2.1-05 Evaluation Company Q, having closed two stores in a higher-than-average-crime area due to consistent loss of money, appears as if it is concerned mostly about profit and less about the needs of their primary stakeholders. The closures affected the community by decreasing the number of available jobs, minimizing shopping options, and reducing taxes collected from its stores that could be beneficial to the area. While profitability is an important aspect of business, Company Q risks being perceived as having its own interests in mind which could potentially hurt its reputation and decrease the city’s desire to shop at their other locations. While Company Q did respond to its customer’s request to carry organic and health-conscious items, it limited those products to high margin items. With its strong focus on profitability as opposed engaging in an opportunity to show social…show more content…
Company Q should start a program to donate day old food to local food banks. This program should have employee volunteers. To encourage this, Company Q could set aside a few hours a week in which they pay the program volunteers to sort and organize items to be donated to the food bank. In order to boost employee loyalty and morale, an hourly employee could be assigned to head up the program with his main responsibility being that job. This would send a message to the employees that Company Q appreciates and trusts their efforts to give back to the community that patronizes their store. Not only would Company Q be providing a critical service to food-poor households, they would be minimizing waste and negative impacts such waste causes on the environment. Such actions are usually lauded by media outlets; these accolades would show customers, employees, and the community that Company Q cares about its stakeholders and feels responsible for giving back to its community, thereby sealing its reputation for being socially

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