find two CSR reports from different firms, for example, Nike and Adidas.
Please make sure the year on both firms’ report is the same. For example if You choose Zara and a competitor then both should be the same year, e.g. 2018 or 2017. Use the latest reports please.
Once you have found two CSR reports, you will study them and answer the following questions:
- What two companies are you comparing? Why did you select them? What is written about their current corporate reputations re: CSR and sustainability? (5 marks)
- CSR Report #1: Identify 5 concepts from the readings or lecture slides that are mentioned in this CSR report and discuss (5 marks)
- CSR Report #2: Identify 5 concepts from the readings or lecture slides that are mentioned in this CSR Report and discuss (5 marks)
- CSR Report #1: Which areas of its supply chain has the company found challenging? (5 marks)
- CSR Report #2: Which areas of its supply chain has the company found challenging? (5 marks)
- Comparison: Which company’s supply chain performs better from a CSR perspective? Why? Why not? What criteria did you use to evaluate their performance? (5 marks)
draft form, and upon a staff of subaltern officials and scribes of all sorts” (1978:957). Office Space is set in 1998 where technology such as email was just gaining popularity in the workplace, so there was still use of physical documents for memos, personnel files and reports. This principle seemed to be symbolized by the work printer as Peter and his coworkers’ consistently experienced difficulties with it, therefore the machine inherited the symbol of the workplace frustration that is seen. At one point in the film Peter actually steals the machine so Michael and Samir can join him in destroying it, which may symbolize the fall of the current bureaucracy at Initech, and the start of a new one with Peter’s promotion. Along with the physical written documents, Weber (1978:958) also states that employee’s must meet a certain qualification for their position. Technical competence is crucial to an organization’s success, which is why Weber states that employees should go through “training in a field of specialization” (1978:958). However, in the film, we watch as Initech hires two consultants to come in and give recommendations on how to help the organizational structure perform more efficiently. The consultants, to no one’s surprise, find that not all employees contribute to the efficiency of the organization itself, therefore they do not have the necessary specialization skills or competence. The bureaucracy at Initech is flawed itself and has transformed into something inefficient and unnecessary. Peter identifies with this as he tells the consultants that he only gets 15 minutes of work done in a week, which is the exact opposite of an efficient and productive employee. In fact, Peter gets punished in a sense by Lumbergh for not being efficient as he completed a TPS report incorrectly without a coversheet. Due to this performance, he is ordered to work over the weekend, both Saturday and Sunday. Since Peter did not work at his full capacity, which is another principle Weber identified, he was faced with consequences. Office Space clearly illustrates that it may be difficult for some employees to work at their full capacity day after day, doing the same thing. Yet, Weber sees it as a crucial element to a bureaucracy as he states, “When the office is fully developed, official activity demands the full working capacity of the official” (1978:958). Not only does an organization expect workers to deliver with their full working capacity, but they demand it. Another instance of an employee going against this principle is Joannaand her job at the restaurant ‘Chotchkie’s’. She is criticized by her boss for only wearing the minimum amount, 15 pieces, of “flare”. Since she was not performing at her full capacity, it was not good enough compared to her coworker and his 37 pieces of “flare”. Joanna then questions her boss, asking him why he would not make the minimum 37 instead of 15, demanding some more stable and exhaustive rules from her boss, which is also Weber’s last principle of bureaucracy. It is paramount for management to have rules that are stable, exhaustive and can be easily learned by employees (Weber 1978:958). Bureaucracy depends on a strict set of processes to work efficiently, which is helped by a rigid set of rules. Knowledge of th>GET ANSWER