2020 The Strategic Implications of Social Equity & Justice: Current Trends in Small Businesses
Name: 2020 The Strategic Implications of Social Equity & Justice: Current Trends in Small Businesses
Date: February 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
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What is social equity and social justice? The National Academy of Public Administration Standing Panel on Social Equity defines these as “fair, just and equitable management of all institutions serving the public directly or by contract, and the fair and equitable distribution of public services and implementation of public policy and the commitment to promote fairness, justice and equity in the formation of public policy.”
Further, John Rawls developed a principle of justice as “fairness” in which “each person is to have an equal right to the most extensive basic liberty compatible with a similar liberty for all” (1971, p. 250). Recently, the UN Organization for Economic Cooperation and Good Governance stated that “the balancing of Social Equity and (Justice), economic growth and good governance is at the heart of nation building and policy formation” and ‘that achieving this balance becomes even more pertinent as nations and (communities) confront new challenges and new decisions” (Kondo, P. 2001, p.2).
In order for organizations to reach their full potential, utilizing the cumulative knowledge, skills and ability of human resources, they must incorporate the pillars of social equity and justice in designing their management and developmental protocol. Efficiency and increased productivity are important, yes, but evidence shows that attention on fairness, justice and equity will also strengthen your company.
Michael Orok, PhD
Professor of Political Science & Public Administration
Alabama A&M University