CSR: Learning Journal Week 5
This week saw us discussing further yet another case titled “trouble with training” . we were tasked to come up with alternatives and the most appropriate course of action through a group paper. the details of the case are listed listed from the story itself.
Sherry works at a computer hardware company for over 25 years now. Lately, the company focused on hiring young new hires, as part of Sherry’s team, to increase the development of its new products. She was then assigned to train them but at the same time, Sherry feels that she could be using this time to finishing her own tasks. She is then faced with a dilemma whether to bring this concern up to the ethics department or just continue on training the employees, even if she is feeling unhappy. The stakeholders of this case would be the manager, ethics department, Sherry, employees, and the new hires.
My group decided that the best course of action would start with having to inform the manager and the ethics department regarding the dilemma at hand. Sherry, being the one afflicted with the burden of training, does not need the additional burden of troubleshooting her dilemma when it is the responsibility of the company that their staff and operations work to the most efficient capacity that it could. The group believed that since this is the obligation of the manager most especially, then he or she is best equipped to handle the dilemma of sherry. The second alternative involved Sherry having to continue on with her burden of work and coaching of the new employees. The group believed that through her experience and skill, her extra work will pay off for her trainees and her company. All through the utilization of her skill set and a little extra work. The third alternative is to merely do nothing. This entails Sherry letting go of having to train her trainees and simply resume with her regular duties in the company as if there have been no trainees to handle in the first place. finally, she can opt to inform both the manager and the ethics department regarding the practice while all the while accommodating the trainees. our group opted to go with the final alternative for the reason being that through this alternative, she does not compromise any of her responsibility to both the company and her trainees who now depend on an established veteran in the company to show them the ways.
While she may be shouldering an additional burden, the group opted to allow the utilitarian perspective rule this decision as the company her trainees and her clients benefit from the amount of work Sherry is tasked to do. Personally, if I were in the shoes of Sherry i may grow displeased with the uncompensated work I am tasked to do. Not only am I expected to commit to my work, but also to train the new employees may prove to affect my work-life balance and thus , without proper compensation, I feel that I may grow tired if I were in the shoes of Sherry.