About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Business & the Political Environment chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Tactics for participating in politics||Expert witness testimony, lobbying, political action committees, direct communication, and economic leverage|
|Tuesday||The pros and cons of political participation|| Pro: economically beneficial, aligns with competition goals, and organizations have a legal right to communicate with lawmakers; |
Con: lack of political training amongst management, credibility issues, and matters of ethics
|Wednesday||The roles of public affairs workers||Public relations, communicator, analyst, and strategic advisor|
|Thursday||Business strategies: Part I||Long-term plans, goals and objectives, socially responsible objectives, information strategies, research, data collection, and information disbursement|
|Friday||Business strategies: Part II||Media communications, societal strategies, legal and political strategies, contributing to campaigns, supporting business groups, and negotiating with grassroots organizations|
1. Businesses' Political Participation: Pros, Cons & Tactics
Businesses need to actively participate in the political process to protect their vested interests. In this lesson, we will cover the pros, cons and tactics of companies partaking in political participation.
2. Public Affairs Departments in Businesses: Role & Functions
Corporations need to be able to monitor legislation, participate in regulatory discourse and support their stakeholders. In this lesson, you will learn how public affairs departments in businesses are able to accomplish these tasks and more.
3. Businesses' Strategies: Information, Societal, Political & Legal
Businesses have to influence their stakeholders to support organization objectives. They can accomplish this by utilizing informative, societal, political and legal strategies through various tactics. Learn about these strategies and more in this lesson.
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