Unit 7 DB: Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

After reading and studying this week's materials, respond to the following questions.

1. First explain what social responsibility means in a business setting.

2. Then, describe what social responsibility means to you personally.  Please make a connection to this week's materials citing examples from the readings, or researching beyond the readings. Include a citation to your source(s).

3. Do you think business organizations should be socially responsible.  Why or why not? 

4. Finally, make a connection between corporate social responsibility and ethics.  What do you think is the best way for managers to ensure and/or encourage their employees to act ethically?

Readings and Resources

eBook:

This chapter describes the leadership process, different types of leadership, and leadership needs in the 21st century. 

Bright, D. S. & Cortes, A. H. (2019). Principles of management. OpenStax.

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Articles, Websites, and Videos:

This article discusses strategic leadership in the workplace. It gives an overview and examples of how it functions in organizations. 

· Dziak, M. (2020). . Salem Press Encyclopedia.

In this article, the four trends of leadership development are discussed. Examples are given for each of the trends that relate to a remote environment.

· Sabourin, R. (2021). . Leadership Excellence, 38(1), 33–34.

This article gives a brief overview and discusses the evolution of corporate social responsibility. It talks about why companies are deciding to become more socially responsible and the future of CSR in the workplace.  

· Carroll, A. (2010). . In W. Visser, D. Matten, M. Pohl, & et al., The a to z of corporate social responsibility (2nd ed.). Wiley.

This article talks about corporate social responsibility and the benefits it has on business and large companies.

· Hill, S. (2019). . Newsweek Global, 173(17), 12–17.

This article helps you discover the psychological aspects related to leadership and the concept of Leadership Intelligence. 

· Graziano, M. (2017). . Leadership Excellence, 34(2), 40–41.

This article reveals the critical shifts organizations need to prepare for a new leadership style; it has a special focus on leading future generations. 

· Groves, K. S. (2020). . Leadership Excellence, 37(3), 6.

The author of this article focuses on the post-pandemic changes to leadership.  

· Clark, L. (2020). . Leadership Excellence, 37(12), 14.

This article talks about the impact on corporate social responsibility and how it can improve sales and revenue. It talks about strategies businesses can use to help them gain a competitive advantage, attract and keep talent, and achieve economic success. 

· Novelli, B. (2021). . HCM Sales, Marketing & Alliance Excellence Essentials, 20(1), 29–31.

Supplemental Resources:

This article talks about the preparation that needs to be done by leaders to overcome challenges and gain opportunities. It talks about the digital transformation of leadership. 

· Bawany, S. (2019). . Leadership Excellence, 36(2), 28–30.

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