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What do you think is the most demotivating part of Harper’s job?

The most demotivating part of Harper’s job was probably the fact that she maybe felt as though she was not being heard or acknowledged. This probably made getting up and going to work way harder than it should’ve been. Communication is very big in almost all aspects in life so not having that might have just made things extremely hard for Harper.

If you were an HR manager meeting with Harper’s supervisor, David, what advice would you give to help David re-engage Harper?

If I were an HR manager meeting with Harper’s supervisor, David, the advice in which I would give to help David re-engage Harper is to communicate with her on a more personal level to get her to feel more comfortable with the fact that the both of them would need to be better moving forward in terms of working together. I would tell David to reassure Harper that she is not being ignored for all of her contributions and that he will most definitely be more attentive moving forward.

What would be the downside of losing Harper as an employee?

The downside of losing Harper as an employee would be the fact that she has been in the role for a while and losing her would mean that a lot of the structure in which was previously there would be gone. Not to mention all of the others who are a part of the team that would probably be disappointed to see her go all because of a misunderstanding in which could have been fixed. Losing Harper would mean it would be back to square one and that would be the worst for both sides. There are also implications that may mean others would want to leave for stability reasons as well.

The Founder

  1. What makes Ray Kroc and the brothers different from each other?

When it comes down to Ray Kroc and his brothers, the difference are clear as day. It seems as though the brothers were more invested in making sure they could push the best possible brand/product out while Ray Kroc wanted to maximize the business and it’s potential. Ray wanted the product to be as big as possible while making a good amount of money too. Throughout the movie you could just tell there was a big disconnect in regards to their beliefs.

2. Do you think the McDonald’s brothers did the right thing by selling out to Ray Kroc? Did Ray Kroc give the brothers a good deal?

The McDonald’s brothers most definitely did the right thing selling to Ray Kroc and they honestly did not really have a choice. In terms of their financials if they would’ve not sold out to Ray Kroc they would have been in a terrible spot and that would have meant bankruptcy being a possible option. Kroc had the mindset of doing whatever it took to make sure McDonald’s could thrive and that led to him being in a great position. In regards to the deal it was solid and in the end helped the brothers in the long run. They really had no other choice so wise would be a understatement for their decision.

3. How did the local store franchises make money?

The local franchises made their money through various ideas in which they had to ensure the franchises could continue to make their money. I believe the biggest factors were that the local stores were independent and this allowed them to be able to broadcast how they wanted their businesses to be.

4. How did Kroc make money? How was that different than the franchisees, running the local stores?

Kroc made his money through the investors who would come to see how things were unfolding. Many people would say that Kroc was not right in terms of buying his brother’s business but in the end it made things move a lot quicker for Kroc. Kroc’s unorthodox ways in which ultimately led him to make more money and become a titan in the business world.

5. Does this film change your view of McDonald’s?

This film did not really change my view on McDonald’s due to the nature of the franchise and how they go about promoting unhealthy eating. But being a business major it definitely intrigued me to see how Kroc managed to do everything he did. It showed me a level of entrepreneurship in which I hadn’t seen before. All in all Kroc managed to work through to make the McDonald’s the titan it is today and honestly that is something in which I can respect.

Bus 104-A050 Ethics Assignment

A company in which I will discuss is Nike as it is a company that I regularly shop and interact with. When it comes down to Nike it is a titan in the world of fashion and has been around for about six decades. In regards to social responsibility and their ability to pursue sustainable business practices Nike has done a lot recently in this regard. In the year 2020 with their community approach program, the company spent around upwards of almost $90 million to help 17 million kids get active and engaged with many different sports. In part with this initiative was also the hiring of about 100,000 coaches to help communities that were in need as well.

After doing more and more research I realized that Nike was pushing out gender equality and they devoted around $100 million to their Girl Effect program in the five year span of 2015-2020. This helped millions of young girls across 20 countries between Africa and Asia. There were tools also created to help those same girls engage in sports and have fun with them as well. Nike has definitely made strides which their business practices in all regards and that is a reason to why they continue to find success.

As of recent they also had a 10 year $140 Commitment to support social equality with Converse and Jordan as this was for African Americans. The goal here is to help and bring awareness to getting equal right regardless of the color of one’s skin. About $40 million was devoted to supporting many organizations and nonprofits.

Nike has been it clear that they are trying to reduce waste and due to this they have stated that they will use more sustainable materials as well as using more recyclable products. As for all the good with Nike, they have also been under scrutiny for some human right violations. In the year 2020, it was reported that Nike had been subjecting a Muslim minority in China to religious discrimination, they released a statement stating that they were concerned about the allegations but they did not source anything from that particular region.

Nike was also under fire for stopping payments for female athletes who were expecting while under contract. The controversy led to them eventually ending this rule but they are still being ridiculed for the amount of density the rule had and rightfully so.

To conclude I believe that even though Nike has done a lot of good things for the community and continue to find ways to initiate positivity within these communities, they still have certain things in which they need to work on to ensure that they can continue to be as big as they are. After doing research they definitely seem to be on the right path.

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Isaac Agyeman

Hello everyone, my name is Isaac Agyeman and I am currently majoring in business administration. My hobbies include playing basketball, video games, and exercising. I am looking forward to learning more about the business field with this course. My BMCC email is: