Essay on Cross Cultural Perspectives

1036 Words May 5th, 2012 5 Pages
Cross-Cultural Perspectives Organizations come in many different forms and sizes. An organization is any entity that purses a mission or serves a purpose in a society or community. Businesses, governments, schools, charities, etc., are all different types of organizations. Society and communities in American and throughout the world rely on organizations to provide goods and services necessary for people to sustain life. In today’s world societies and nations are becoming more and more connected together through a global economy. Advancements in technology have allowed organizations to expand into different countries throughout the world. When an organization moves into a new society and culture different from their own there is …show more content…
Every year disasters strike throughout the world devastating the lives of millions of people and millions more die of easily preventable diseases (The American National Red Cross, 2010). The American Red Cross is a terrific organization made up of volunteers who try to bring and restore relief and dignity to the world’s vulnerable people (The American National Red Cross, 2010).
The ethical and social responsibilities of the American Red Cross are enormous yet meet the most basic and important human needs. All people in every society and community throughout the world need certain basic fundamentals in order to sustain life. Food, clean water, shelter, health care, and education are important necessities to living a health full life. However, many of these things are not available to many people here in the United States let alone in the less developed countries and nations across the globe. The American Red Cross along with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent try to address many of these ethical and social issues the different societies and communities throughout the world are faced with every year. The implications of the American Red Cross in the United States and the rest of the world is only a win-win situation for everyone involved with the organization’s cause. Volunteers benefit by knowing their efforts are helping their communities and the less…