1. What are the human resource responsibilities of a board of directors
When it comes to the role and responsibilities of human resources in reference to the board of directors the human resource department should be ensure that they are following established policies and procedures of the organization. They must also review their decisions frequently to make sure that the decisions are ethical and moral. The board of directors for a company is responsible for the oversight and policy making for an organization.
2. Describe the ethic of critique and explain why it was important in the situation described in the Balancing Needs case.
The ethic of critique questions the situation and the decision making process. In
this case study the ethic of critique should pose some questions that should be thought over very carefully. As our textbook states, some questions like ???How did the organization get to its present situation??? ???What is the motivator??? ???What is the history??? and ???Who holds the official and unofficial power??? These are a couple of example questions that should be considered when referencing the ethic of critique. In this case, these questions were given to help the CEO make some very strong and powerful decisions. It also allowed for the CEO in this case to determine the outcome on if he would mentor and train-up the new employee versus the decision that others suggested.
3. Describe the Ethic of Justice and explain why it was important in the situation described in the Balancing Needs case.
The Ethic of Justice is where the core of the moral atmosphere of an institution and environment is held. This ethic questions the nature of self governance. When you use the ethic of justice approach you tend to look at problems logically. The moral principles and laws and policies tend to be perceived greatly with this ethic. Organizations will invest time, money, and energy into establishing policies that should be effectively carried out. In the case of the CEO being promoted there should have been policies and procedures that were in place to handle this situation. There should also be a policy in tact under the ethic of justice theory that would handle the disruptive/untrustworthy board member that is trying to sabotage the CEO. If problems are looked over and not solved, then the process will tend to get worse. You must then evaluate the situation and think of steps that will resolve the current problems.
4. Discuss the Ethic of Caring and explain why it is important in the situation described in the Balancing Needs case.
The Ethic of Caring is the third ethical principle. This ethic focuses on the
responsibility and the demands of relationships from the standpoint on the actual regard. This concept honors individuals and creates a true understanding and caring for each
person/employee. In this case the relationship between the CEO and the new employee, the CEO and other staff members and the CEO and board members along with the organization are themes and characteristics for the Ethics of Caring.
5. Describe the Principle of Equal Respect and explain why it was important in the situation described in the Balancing Needs case.
The Principle of Equal Respect is when one decides that they will treat others as
they wish to be treated. In this case this principle did not always work in the best interest of the initiator. It did not always provide consistent responses when looking at it in reference to each relationship group.
6. Describe the principle Benefit of Maximization and explain why it was important in the situation described in the Balancing Needs case.
The Benefit of Maximization is when one must trade the welfare of some for the welfare of others. This was seen in the case when the CEO had to speak with other employees regarding certain situations to receive the answers that he was looking for. He also had to share enough information with employees to help them understand but yet not to violate ones privacy.