ETHICAL CHALLENGES IBM Essay

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ETHICAL CHALLENGES

EXPATRIATES ISSUES
The Busy Beavers:
Celeste, Maggie, Paula, Ty, Wayne

AGENDA
Introduction - Maggie
CASE 1 – Paula and Ty
CASE 2 – Celeste and Wayne

INTRODUCTION
Case 1:

As the manager of a manufacturing company in
Asia, my employees (mostly women) are paid a subsistent wage. If they attempt to become unionized and, demand higher wages, headquarter is likely to close the location and move elsewhere, causing everyone to lose their jobs.
Case 2:
Marketing manager in Mexico needs to decide whether or not to spend his discretionary funds to travel back to the US with his colleagues or spend the time volunteering in the community.

UNION or NOT?
Employees Unionize
Pros:
 Increased pay – better standard of life
 Rights to Bargain
 Representation – united workforce
 More access to benefits
 Seniority – job security

No Union
 Employer won’t relocate
 Job security – though minimum
 Employees will have to settle -

Altruism or Not?
Go Back to the US
Pros
 Chance to regroup and get away from the pressure of working in another country
 Opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends for the holidays
 Opportunity to realize and understand the culture, values, customs and traditions of a new county
Volunteer in the Community
Pros
 Hands on volunteering experience:
 Time spent in the field will enable you to determine exactly how you could contribute.
 Talking to other volunteers while abroad:

Altruism or Not?
Go back to the US:
The Cons
Miss out on experiencing more local culture and giving back to your host country
Return from vacation tired
Miss out on bonding with local coworkers
Volunteer in the local community:
May be…