Research Union Pacific Railroad (you are encouraged to use a myriad of reputable sources, including the company’s website.) Perform an analysis of the social/demographic, technological, economic, environmental/geographic, and political/legal/governmental segments(as discussed in the textbook) to understand the general environment facing Union Pacific. Describe how Union Pacific will be affected by each of these external factors.
Awareness of Hierarchy Strategic Goals: Every organization sets goals and performance indicators to measure performance. In this question, I would like for you to identify and list 5 strategic goals that an organization would establish at the “C Level” (Executive) within the business. Reflect on a specific business if this will help you better understand the what some of these goals may be. In addition to listing these C-Level Goals, explain how these would be measured and managed from a business process perspective. 2-3 paragraphs
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that employers make reasonable accommodations for individuals who have disabilities. How might this requirement affect teachers, law enforcement officers, and firefighters? How is it legal for law enforcement to turn applicants away for diseases like type 2 diabetes?
Why do you think Starbucks has been so concerned with social responsibility in its overall corporate strategy? Is Starbucks unique in being able to provide a high level of benefits to its employees? Do you think Starbucks has grown rapidly because of its ethical and socially responsible activities or because it provides products and an environment customers want?
How does PepsiCo balance those stakeholders such as consumers and shareholders interested in good tasting products and financial performance with special interest groups and regulators that are more concerned about nutrition? How effective do you think PepsiCo has been in responding to stakeholder concerns about nutrition and sustainability? Do you think it is logical for PepsiCo to partner with nutrition and water conservation nonprofit groups since it received heavy criticism for unhealthy products and wasteful water practices?
How has a commitment to corporate values contributed to Whole Foods’s success? Describe how Whole Foods’s adoption of a stakeholder orientation has influenced the way it operates. What are some ways that Whole Foods might have neglected certain stakeholders in the past?
In a post to the discussion below, discuss your CM beliefs in terms of Hardin’s three Divisions (CM as Discipline, System and Instruction). Analyze the David Brower Scenario (pp 36-7) and devise an effective Behavior Modification Plan. ISBN: 9780137055036 Effective Classroom Management
Are information-gathering techniques like Rajaratnam’s common on Wall Street? If so, what could regulators, investors, and executives do to reduce the practice? What are the implications of sharing confidential material information? Is it something that would affect your decision about how to trade a stock if you knew about it? Do you think the secret investigation and conviction of Rajaratnam and other people in the Galleon network will deter other fund managers and investors from sharing nonpublic information?
Assess how Walmart is managing ethics and social responsibility as one of the largest corporations in the world. Evaluate various ethical issues Walmart has faced and how the company responded to stakeholders. What are Walmart’s contributions to improving the well-being of consumers and the economic sustainability of society?