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|Question 4 |
|A common refrain among executives is “People are our most important asset.” Relate this statement to any two of the four perspectives of organizational effectiveness |
|presented ion this chapter. Does this statement apply better to some perspectives than to others? Why or why not? |
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| Students may also point to corporate scandals such as Enron and WorldCom as being responsible for bringing the issue to the forefront of public discourse. Other |
|reasons include the preference of stakeholders wanting to be associated with organizations that are deemed socially responsible. This preference has not gone |
|unnoticed in corporate boardrooms. A growing number of companies are equating social responsibility with increased profitability. As a result, they are changing the |
|way they do business. They reason that CSR can be leveraged as a competitive advantage in the market. |
| Regarding the conflicting objectives, many students would agree. After all, the textbook states that companies can’t satisfy all stakeholders because there are |
|limited resources and stakeholders have conflicting goals. But some corporate leaders have suggested that there is less conflict then assumed. They particularly |
|believe that satisfying communities and the environment ultimately satisfies the needs of shareholders and employees. |

Question 3 Research has found strong evidence that heredity has a strong influence on an individual’s personality.What are the implications of

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