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February 09, 2012

CSR presentation

Originally, I thought that CSR is only an unrealistic concept in modern societies. Undeniably, majority of companies are created for material benefit, so it is hard to connect those unprofitable affairs with business running. However, through this session, I changed some ideas about CSR. Firstly, CSR has some positive effects to societies and corrects general ideas which business put money as its first priority. Based on benefit to societies, business coined some positive image for the civilians. This might help to hire more outstanding people or attract some employees with similar thought. Furthermore, as Zoe said last week, CSR can create more opportunities for business. Unilever is a very impressive case for promoting CSR. We also learned a lot through preparing this presentation. Although some defects were in these slides, it still brought us to see the different aspects in enterprise.

My personal experience might be a little negative in implementing CSR, because sometime I was asked to do extra work without pay. After this class, I got new recognition about my previous effort and recognized the value of those works. Back to reality, even if those works are very meaningful, honestly, I’m much willing to do some jobs with material parts.

Performance appraisal

Performance appraisal is accessed to evaluate employees’ performance. Through this presentation, I have more realization in this system. Generally, everyone wants to perform well in his/ her job and certainly anticipate some rewards from his/ her achievement.

However, it is complex task to establish the really unbiased system. Supervisor easily has results from the periodic review, but the challenge is how to convince people the fairness of the evaluation. If someone has doubts in this system, the performance appraisal is hardly to sustain for a long time. Based on our conclusion, it’s almost impossible to eliminate preconception in any organization. Thus, companies should try to seek all kinds of approaches and to keep the balance within the performance appraisal system. According to the evaluation, managers can make reliable judgment to encourage all the employees’ improvement.

Besides, I am very appreciating that the teammates give me the chance being a leader in this mini project. Honestly, I’m not qualified leader in this mini project, because I think that my teammates did much more effort than me. Due to their hard work, I feel much confident to complete this job. Thank for this precious experience and my excellent teammates.

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