American Red Cross Ethical Struggles

3184 words 13 pages
Assignment 1 “The American Red Cross”

Chantill Toyer Strayer University

HRM522 Ethical & Advocacy for HR Professionals

Dr. Jeanette Horner-Smith

October 26, 2014

ABSTRACT
Whether you open a business or a nonprofit organization one has to have a vision and mission for that organization. An organizational mission is the goals one is aiming towards. The mission of the American Red Cross (ARC) is to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors” (American Red Cross, 2014). However, there are documented and undocumented times when an organization does not abide by the values and
…show more content…
Determine and discuss the role that ARC’s stakeholder orientation played in this scenario.
Throughout the 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, & Rita ordeal The American Red Cross did not demonstrate good communication skills with the government, the American people and/or victims. Even though, they claim to aim for direct communication with stakeholders so that there is a clear understanding on how the organization functions, no one could explain where the additional donations went. In my opinion The ARC cannot have a clear plan for communication without the American people without having a strong plan for internal communication. They do not have good communication with their stakeholders, because the people still don’t know where most of the money went and/or how it was spent. This case study, clearly demonstrates financial misconduct by an organization financially preparing for the worst but not distributing finances help and support victims in need. Unethical business practices has caused the American Red Cross to move away from its central values, while creating an organization that cannot demonstrate effective communication, consistent financial appropriations, and hopeful outcomes (Holguin, 2009). As stated earlier the ARC has 700 chapters, yet this report displayed the lack of communication between the various chapters, in turn demonstrates unethical business practices such as fraud, lack of trust between the chapters and/or stakeholders. As a

Related

  • Cadbury an Ethical Company Struggles to Insure the Integrity of Its Supply Chain
    9832 words | 40 pages
  • Ethical Cross Cultural Perspectives at Starbuck’s Coffee
    1194 words | 5 pages
  • Red Cross Essay
    896 words | 4 pages
  • Do-Not-Resuscitate: Legal and Ethical Issues
    3293 words | 14 pages
  • Devil on the Cross
    1237 words | 5 pages
  • Assignment 3: the American Red Cross (Arc)”
    1426 words | 6 pages
  • Philip Morris Ethical Issues
    2361 words | 10 pages
  • A Summary of the case “Coping with Financial and ethical Risks at American International Group (AIG)”
    1262 words | 6 pages
  • The Struggles in 'Stones'
    981 words | 4 pages
  • Ethical Issues in Counselling
    4640 words | 19 pages