Strong business ethics starts at the top of the company and works its way down to every level of operations. A code of ethics for business is the foundation of the guiding principles, both legal and value-oriented that companies use to keep their moral compass.
Continue Reading Below Advertisement The moment we started talking about ridiculous ways schools are trying to raise money, half of you immediately thought, What, are the plastering ads all over the buses? Actually, they totally are. Via braincocoa Obesity For example, schools in Colorado, Kentucky and New Jersey have all passed laws allowing ads to be splashed right on the side of their buses.
Your kids can start learning about the stark economic realities of life before they even get to school. That goes on your permanent report card, you know. Via Star Tribune In a subtle fuchsia tint. But you have to think beyond just the walls -- think about all of that paperwork the schools are always handing out.
You know, grade cards and stuff. Look at all the blank space around the margins! Surely you could cram some goddamned ads in there.
Is this a threat for the children with low grades? Continue Reading Below Advertisement Of course a shitstorm of protests ensued, but the school board held firm. Besides, what makes bad news about failing grades go down better than a nice, juicy Quarter Pounder?
It brings to mind weeping mothers mailing off their antique jewelry to be bought and melted down for pennies on the dollar. Kids at Norton Elementary in Georgia got to witness this dynamic first hand when the school held a three-day cash for gold event on school grounds, during school hours.
Pawn shops always attract the classiest customers! Wait, do those old wrestling trophies in the main hall display case have real gold on them? Melt that shit down! We have books to buy! But not to be outdone, 83 Catholic schools in Alberta, Canada decided to go a step further and have charity casino nights.
Parent associations formed the casino nights where the parents volunteered at actual local casinos for four to six hours of work while the other parents gambled. Getty Oh yeah, the "gambling" thing. The money is used to help fund school meals, field trips and classroom equipment.
Getty "Our math lesson today is how putting your college fund on double-pay bonus spins will really increase your payout on the slots. In most cases, students caught cheating face, at a minimum, failure on the assignment -- and more severe cases can lead to suspensions or expulsion.
You need to send that goddamned message early: Getty Unless you are a human person living on Earth. So everybody has motivation to rig the game a little.
Stop crying and get me a B. No, they literally went test by test, erased the wrong answers and filled in the correct ones.
On hundreds of tests. But, the teachers behind this apparently felt that no one would find it suspicious that hundreds of students had multiple moments of enlightenment in which the correct answer suddenly dawned on them.
The tests were flagged by the automated test checker that verifies the test results. You mean somebody checks these things? George Washington Elementary alone estimated that "hundreds of state test booklets" had been altered, while the Atlanta schools found an estimatedanswers changed.
Hey, criticize their ethics, but these people were willing to goddamn work for it.Ethics in Marketing Francesca Di Meglio, Monster Contributing Writer Marketing professionals with a backbone reap great rewards, including a solid career with the potential for advancement.
Marketing is defined as A. any activity used to advertise and promote a product or service. B. the process of targeting and selecting a group of consumers or organizational buyers in order to promote a product or service. Discuss alternative marketing practices that could be ethical and help the schools to raise money.
Evaluate any assumptions that you make. The case study should be thoroughly discussed, and the written submission should meet the following requirements.
From balancing ethical considerations, flexible solutions may be derived that accommodate the interests of individuals and the needs of families and society.
In this way, ethical considerations reflect the kind of society in which we live or would choose to live. Discuss alternative marketing practices which could be ethical and help the schools to raise money.
Evaluate each assumption you make within your reasoning, and identify and evaluate the evidence. The Case Study should be thoroughly discussed in a minimum two-page paper based upon your readings.
A nonprofit's leaders should provide both example and oversight when it comes to moral and ethical issues, circumstances and decision making. 2. Educate Staff about What's at Risk Believe it or not, many people don't understand what's at risk if they don't perform their jobs in an ethical, accountable manner.