Ch 2: Employees, Stockholders, & Corporate Governance: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Employees, Stockholders and Corporate Governance chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach topics such as collective bargaining, ethics and workers' rights to the students in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Employees, Stockholders and Corporate Governance 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 The stakeholder and the corporation The importance of shareholders, customers and employees to a company;
A look at customer, investor, community, corporate and public relations;
The responsibilities of employers and employees
Tuesday The function and role of stockholders The various types of stockholders;
A look at how social changes can be brought about through shareholder activism;
The rights of shareholders
Wednesday Critical corporate ethical issues An exploration of shareholder and stakeholder models;
Kinds of executive compensation and the process of determining it;
A look at how unions were formed
Thursday Corporate regulations and doctrine Legislation that protects the rights and wages of workers;
Laws that mandate safety in the workplace;
An explanation of employment-at-will
Friday Ensuring employee rights and the Whistleblower Act The monitoring and surveillance of employees;
The laws that protect those who report work-related misconduct

14 Lessons in Chapter 2: Employees, Stockholders, & Corporate Governance: Lesson Plans
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The Impact of Business Decisions on Stakeholders

1. The Impact of Business Decisions on Stakeholders

In this lesson, you will learn about the impact of business decisions on stakeholders and the various difficulties in making appropriate ethical decisions that result in fair outcomes for all constituents.

The Organization of Modern Corporations & Interaction with Stakeholders

2. The Organization of Modern Corporations & Interaction with Stakeholders

In this lesson, you will learn how modern corporations have to organize their departments in order to provide direct interaction with various stakeholders.

The Ethics of the Employer-Employee Relationship & Its Effect on Stakeholders

3. The Ethics of the Employer-Employee Relationship & Its Effect on Stakeholders

The employer-employee relationship must be ethically sound. There are specific requirements that each side expects in order to respect the employment relationship and its effect on stakeholders.

Stockholders: Definition, Powers, Rights & Activism

4. Stockholders: Definition, Powers, Rights & Activism

In this lesson, you will learn the definition, types and powers of stockholders. In addition, stockholder rights will be highlighted along with the introduction of the recent business influence of stockholder activism.

How Stockholders Can Promote Their Economic and Social Objectives

5. How Stockholders Can Promote Their Economic and Social Objectives

In this lesson, you will learn how stockholders are tasked with balancing their investment choices with promoting their own economic and social objectives.

Shareholder, Board of Director & Officer Roles

6. Shareholder, Board of Director & Officer Roles

A corporation is a complex business structure made up of many different individuals. This lesson explains the corporate roles of shareholders, the board of directors and officers.

How Companies Ethically Balance Owner, Stockholder & Stakeholder Interests

7. How Companies Ethically Balance Owner, Stockholder & Stakeholder Interests

Companies can adopt the shareholder or stakeholder models to ethically balance owner, stockholder and stakeholder interests. The focus of a company can be on maximizing profits or long-term survival.

Trends of Executive Compensation in the U.S.

8. Trends of Executive Compensation in the U.S.

Some believe executive compensation in the U.S. has gotten out of hand. In this lesson, we'll discuss how executives are compensated, how their compensation is determined and recent trends in executive compensation.

Workers' Rights: Union Organization & Management Relations

9. Workers' Rights: Union Organization & Management Relations

Employees are one of the primary stakeholders to a corporation. In this lesson, you will learn about the importance of workers' rights and how unions can create a joint relationship with management.

Collective Bargaining: Definition and Labor Relations Legislation

10. Collective Bargaining: Definition and Labor Relations Legislation

The National Labor Relations Act established the National Labor Relations Board and required employers to use collective bargaining. This lesson explains these labor law concepts.

Health & Safety Regulations: Protection Requirements & Acceptable Risk

11. Health & Safety Regulations: Protection Requirements & Acceptable Risk

Companies have to abide by federal health and safety regulations enforced by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act). In this lesson, you will learn the protection requirements and acceptable risks companies must be knowledgeable about in the workplace.

Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

12. Employee Rights: Employment-At-Will Doctrine & Exceptions

Most employment relationships in the United States are subject to the employment-at-will doctrine. In this lesson, you'll learn about the employment-at-will doctrine and its exceptions. You'll also have the chance to take a short quiz.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

13. Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

The modern workplace can be an intrusive and sometimes even a dangerous and violent place. In this lesson, you'll learn about employee privacy and safety. Topics will include drug testing, employee surveillance, social media monitoring, and workplace safety and violence.

What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

14. What Is the Whistleblower Act? - Definition, Rights & Protection

A whistleblower is an employee that reports an employer's misconduct. There are laws that protect whistleblowers from being fired or mistreated for reporting misconduct. One of these laws is the Whistleblower Protection Act. This lesson explains the Whistleblower Protection Act and other laws that protect whistleblowers.

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