Keep numbered and respond in 75-100 word count
Week 6 Discussion Question #1
unions are still relevant today.
they help set the standards for education, skill levels, wages,
working conditions, and quality of life for workers. Union-negotiated
wages and benefits are generally superior to what non-union workers
receive. Most union contracts provide far more protections than state
and federal laws. The role of unions. Unions
important role in
the workplace. Some of the key roles include
being able to resolve workplace issues by being a voice for employees
and acting as a bargaining representative during bargaining
negotiations. Aside from social pressure to join a union,
some workers become union members
simply because the employment contract requires them to do so.
It would appear
that unions serve
a broad network of employee needs.
One of the big reasons workers join a union is
to ensure fair treatment in the workplace.
there aren't clear and concise policies in place to ethically
dangerous situations in the workplace. Upon hearing the words
"ethically dangerous situations", workplace dating comes to
mind; especially with the current state of or country and the #metoo
movement. Lines can become very blurred, quickly, when friendships
cross the lines to more intimate companionships. It's a slippery
slope when dating in the office, because what appears to be an
acceptable happy relationship could easily turn into a sexual
harassment claim. There are risks associated with romantic work
relationships, such as claims of sexual harassment, unfair
advantages, and distractions that hindering performance. Consulting
with human resource management and organizational attorneys
concerning implementation of a policy, that will explicitly explain
what is deemed appropriate, accountability and consequences of those
who choose to engage in workplace romances, should be primary.
3. Oranizational Ethnics-When
some people hear the word professionalism, they immediately think
about attire and appearance presentation, but it goes beyond
that. Being professional also includes organizational
ethics and compliance (accountability), fostering an ethical
organizational culture consists of encouraging people to conduct
business with integrity. It is imperative for leadership to exhibit
ethical behavior if they expect employees to do the same. Core
values are principles and qualities that are of highest importance.
My employer stresses the importance of its core values, some of which
are create and sustain a safe and healthy life, cultivate a
diverse and inclusive work culture, be active team players, treat
people with respect and above all, act with integrity.
Week 6 Discussion Question #2
trade-off between good employee relations and profitability
think if we look at this from another angle, when individuals are in
an environment where they feel safe, happy and motivated, then it can
translate to positive results and creates opportunities around them.
In contrast, when individuals are unhappy, feel threaten or insecure,
then it's not a good a situation. Therefore, for any company, it's in
their best interest to foster or create an environment where
employees feel safe, happy and motivated because, in return, they
will add value towards making profits. Otherwise, when companies are
just focused on making profits, then they end up creating a hostile
work environment like the Foxconn situation that was referenced in
Chapter 14 - Apple's neglected to recognize their third-party
supplier's unethical and unfair labor practices because they were
more focus on cheap labor and productions to increase their profits.
a staff with great relations will absolutely benefit the organization
and its profitability. Ensuring the sales organization of great
compensation and incentives will allow them to hit his or her
targets. This means a better payout for them and increased revenue
towards the bottom line.
the past companies, I've worked for the reps to my knowledge were for
the most part content. The organization had
well-established incentive plans as well as reporting and
realistic targets for them to hit. For the internal employees where
their bonuses are based on how well the company does the relationship
between the rep and the analyst in extremely important. That sign of
trust that the reps bonuses will be calculated corrected is a big
trade-off between good employee relations and profitability.
are no trade-offs between good employee relations and profitability.
There are four key areas that can help drive profitability. These are
reducing costs, decreasing turnover, increasing productivity, and
increasing efficiency. I just learned that if an employer approves
employees to work at home, this saves the employer money and they
will have less unscheduled absences from staff and Improves employee
satisfaction. It also Offers access to grants and financial
incentives, while encouraging staff to pursue education.