ANALYSIS OF NIKE CASE STUDY 3 Other health problems were also reported which included a factory in Ho Chi Minh City in which workers suffered from respiratory ailments resulting from ventilation problems and exposure to toxic chemicals. These issues added to the corporation’s many problems to include health and security issues. The corporation was also criticized of forced overtime especially in the Chinese factories and the corruption that made it hard to regulate the operations of the factories. Critics would argue that the huge sums of money paid to the corporation’s athletes Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods for representation of the brand would have been used in improving the working conditions in the factories. Question 2 The accusations over the corporation were at the peak in 1992 when the
A popular destinations of production outsource include China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam or Indonesia. In the nineties, newspapers and tv channels started to address an important issue of how does this cost cutting policy practices influence the communities’ members involved. A number of companies, including Nike, which has factories in Vietnam, were accused of making use of sweatshops - facilities with extremely poor working conditions, in which hundreds of people (including children) were manufacturing Nike’s products for just $2 a day. A world was shocked not only by sexual harassment and discrimination of women working there, but also by the
(The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica) During the 19th century, industrialization brought an abundance of goods produced by machines in factories. For the high and middle class citizens, this new found technology was used to their advantage and improved their standards of life. However, for the working people and poor, it was quite the opposite. Factories and machines caused the workers to be placed in danger on a daily basis. If the workers hastened because of the danger, or did get hurt, they were easily replaced, but because of their lack of skills, they didn’t have much luck finding another job.
Since the rise of globalization and the introduction of offshoring/outsourcing, sweatshops have been an ethical issue in question. In these “sweatshops”, workers slave away for long hours in unsafe work conditions and are paid little in the end. Yet these same sweatshops also employ millions of men, women, and yes—children, drastically improving the economies in the countries they exist in. Sweatshops are a bittersweet necessity for the developing countries of the world, however, it is unethical for corporations to take advantage of the cheap and convenient labor in sweatshops to produce their products on the basis of economic need. As sweatshops are necessary yet unethical, it is imperative that they are rehabilitated over time rather than
Minorities have a higher probability in having eye troubles and also respiratory problems such as asthma and SIDS. One forgets the effect on our health and the role jobs have in killing individuals and earth. Industrial and waste dumping power plants radiate toxics in the air or soil. The companies don’t care who they are hurting as long as they have labor and money. Sometimes doing things illegally, placing pipelines that spill oil and other toxic substances or take the only thing that community has, water.
also set a budget of $108,000,000 a year for free food. Other employees however made out far better, as Ms. Mayer began to give out hefty retention packages to highly trained and important employees to stay and reject offers from other companies. These retention packages in some cases were worth more than $1 million dollars. These retention packages also came with side effects as more employees became unhappy after not receiving retention packages although they remained loyal by not seeking job opportunities
According to BBC News (2016), air pollution in Beijing is always in unhealthy stage. Based on 2008 to 2015, Beijing had about 49 out of 100 percent was in unhealthy stage, 14 out of 100 percent was in very unhealthy stage, and 4 out of 100 percent was in hazardous stage. Staying in a bad air or water pollution country is very tough for life. Recent research has shown that there have 4,400 people killed in pollution per day. Sometimes, the school would cancel the class because of air pollution.
Furthermore in the Regus online survey, Henderson states that 70 percent of Malaysian employees are reported suffer stress-related illness due to global economic fragilities. In addition, about 48 percent of the respondents globally claimed that their stress level had increase in the past year and the latest result shows that 42 percent of Malaysian employees lack of sleep due to worrying about their work (cited in Kumar,
That is the common reason why employees leave their jobs. Poor management and lack of understanding from the employers` side plays a negative role in this game. The reason of failure of a number of managers systems is now easily observed from the results of implementation of modern management theories that improve business 's productivity. Nowadays, a lot of different theories exist, but this essay will focus on two primary: McGregor`s X and Y theories and Herzberg’s theory of “hygiene” factors and motivation, which are both based on Maslow`s “hierarchy of needs”. By the 20th century managers and supervisors, in other words “group leaders”, didn’t have external sources to look for useful information for their work, but thanks to sociologist and phycologists such as F. Herzberg, A. Maslow, D. McGregor and others, people have management
The development of such a feeling paves the way for total industrial peace. But such feeling is disappearing day by day due to the introduction of N.I.P. by the Government, which is not only affecting the labour welfare but also creating the job insecurity tension in the minds of the workers. Secondly, the provisions of various welfare measures such as good housing, food facility medical and sickness benefits, retirement benefit etc., makes them realize that the are also part of the concern in which they are engaged and so they think thrice before any reckless step which might prejudice the interest of understanding, which also effects the workers in various ways. Welfare measures, such as cheap or free food in canteens, free medical and educational facilities etc., indirectly increase the real income of the workers.