This is an artistic image of New Zealand. This semester, within this paper, I was able to learn about New Zealand Government, the process of forming Government, and how Government affects business. Business and Government go hand in hand. And they both can positively, or negatively affect each other. Whether it be through policies that affect business practices or the way businesses must be held accountable by government (eg. climate change).
I firmly believe climate change is an issue in today's world and that people need to accept this. In Participation 8, Z Energy stated that they are a part of the problem but should be a part of the solution.
The film we watched in class about the sinking ship that was Enron. What surprised me the most after watching this is that they kept on operating under false pretenses. They must have known that their deceit was not going to last. I was surprised it went on as long as it did, and it goes to show that every business is held accountable for their actions, whether they be right or wrong.
This perfectly captures what it means to be ethical. Doing what is right instead of the easy way. A perfect example where doing the easy way instead of the right way is the BP spill, where they took the cost cutting and time saving way, which resulted in an environmental disaster. Ethics needs to be taught from the top order of management, as they set a precedent of how their organisation runs things.
This weeks game made the class think about strategies, in terms of operating a fishing company. It made me realise that there are so many different factors and facets when it comes to developing a winning strategy and that it must be carefully thought of when preparing for it.
This is how I felt in class when I was lobbying for reform of marijuana laws. Although I believe that there will be a day that NZ will follow in the footsteps of Colorado and legalise marijuana. http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/393485_10150374023586275_177486166274_8806757_1736631693_n.jpg
This week we discussed the New Zealand government and participated in a debate between political parties. I believe this image is symbolic of political parties "facing off" against each other, hoping for a victory on election night where there can only be "one winner" when Government is formed. Google Image Result for http://postmediaprovince.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/ufc-155-faceoff.jpg
Climate change is a megatrend that is going to affect the world by 2030 according to the KPMG report. This is a worldwide threat as emissions, sea levels and weather changes are not only a future risk, but also a risk that is already affecting the world now. Governments need to monitor climate change for future generations, as the outcome could be devastating. Businesses need to be accountable of and account for climate change within their organisation, as found in Lamb’s reading.