The American Red Cross

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The American Red Cross: Management Analysis Chris Crawford, Amanda Kvedrowicz, Sarah Lawrence, Christine Moaga, Betsy Rush MGT/330 March 1, 2010 Ronald Sprague The American Red Cross: Management Analysis The American Red Cross (2010) website tells of an organization guided by the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, and voluntary service whose mission is to, “provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies” (Mission statement, para. 1). It claims a history of founding in 1881 in Washington D.C. by Clara Barton. Still operating today, 129 years later, is evidence of its success as an organization. It has endured despite the fact that the very nature of…show more content…
When an organization is broken down into different areas, supervisors preserve focus on certain goals and tasks, allowing them to delegate responsibilities while still maintaining their authority. An example when managers can delegate something to manage a factor of ethics is when dealing with complaints, regardless of the source, they can task out investigation teams to research the problem and report back all findings to the authorities. Once all facts have been sorted, the resolution can be declared by the proper official for the matter at hand. Globalization has been a vital part to the success of ARC, by globalizing their organization they have been able to respond quickly and efficiently to all natural disasters no matter where on the planet the disaster is. Founded in 1919, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies comprises of 176 member National Societies, including the Canadian Red Cross. The Federation manages and coordinates assistance to victims of natural or man-made disasters, aid to refugees and emergency medical relief. The Federation carries out relief operations and combines these with activities to strengthen the capacities of its National Societies and, through them, the capacities of the vulnerable. (Making Globalization a Success: Private,

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