All entries for Saturday 19 February 2011
February 19, 2011
During CSR presentation, Paul asked us whether compliant with governments' laws was enough. I agree that it is better to go ahead of the requirements of governments. However, from the company's point of view, perhaps most of the time, just compliant with laws is the best choice. Obviously, CSR always conflicts to profits in companies, or else we don't need that much appeals and laws to force companies pay attention to CSR. Generally speaking, profit is the most important thing to consider in companies, they need to maximum the satisfaction of their shareholders and customers. Donation and volunteer workers could help to win some reputation of a company but these may not usually bring profits. So I doubt in real life, how many companies wish to do much more than governments' demanding.
Besides, I have to say I really appreciate the coach exercise. It was the shortest one as the coach-time only lasted for 10 minutes and it wasn't so interesting compared to other exercises. But I never thought I could learn so much in 10 minutes before the exercise. I gained a lot of experiences about coach even though these weren't theoretical knowledge, and possibly some of them were wrong feelings and thoughts. However, maybe it will take me at least one hour to obtain some basic ideas about coach with much confusion on it. The 10 minutes impressed me.