WINTERBOURNE VIEW The review found that there was a systemic failure to protect people or to investigate allegations of abuse. The provider had failed in its duty to notify the C.Q.C(Quality Care Commission) of serious incidents involving injuries to patients, or occasions when they had gone missing. Inspectors said that staff did not appear to understand the needs of the people in their care, adults with learning disabilities , complex needs and challenging behaviour. Staff who had no background in care services had been recruited, references were not always checked and staff were not trained or supervised properly. Some staff were too ready to use methods of restraint without considering alternatives.
There is no proper linkage between corporate HR structure and operations at the plant level. In other word there is no chain of command kind of linkage between them. It seems that operations office can do the HR functions by themselves like hire and fire which is in fact corporate HR department’s sole function. The leave reason seems to be written by the supervisor not the employee, this is not logical. 2.
Micromanagement like this puts employees in a threatened state and unable to perform their best. Additionally, while the reward system may have appeared functional, it ultimately was very poorly designed. Employees felt incentivized to simply “impress” their superiors, which did not necessarily correlate with actual performance. Further, the assessment cloaked evaluations as a part of career development counseling, creating a conflict of interest for the auditor collecting performance information from the employees. Finally, the evaluation system failed to require managers to provide feedback to their reports, inhibiting an environment of learning or growth.
b) Explain why you should respond positively to changes in products or services. It is important to respond positively to changes in products or services because it is likely it will increase your business turnover. A company will want to review its services and products so that it keeps up to date with the expectations of its customers. This will ensure the company can stay competitive and meet its targets and objectives. c) Identify ways of responding positively to
It is vital for Kudler to continue reviewing and improving its information system to ensure its appropriateness to the changing characteristics and needs of its customers. More focus should be placed on forecasting techniques to ensure that there would be a match between what the company offers and what the customers need. The best decision may be to use a combination of methods to forecast sales rather than just one (Payne, 2012). Once the manager accepts the process, they must see to it that it is logical, it fits the needs of the organization, and it can adapt to changes in the environment. Threats and
This strategy emphasizes the company’s ability to utilize its existing internal resources and focuses on streamlining operation through proper sizing and cost reduction. Even though this way could create short-term benefits to shareholder, this approach could negatively impact the company’s ability to adjust to external changes, especially rapid market and competitors’ changes. * Outside-in strategy: which is external market oriented strategy. Company makes the business decision according to the customer needs and market trends. It is “outside –in” thinking, which could help company to catch up with the market trend and develop products and services that meet the needs of customers.
In closing, ITT Technical Institute is clouding Information Technology field with unqualified graduates by giving students a false sense of security, burying students in debt, and hindering the learning potential of students by employing instructors who are often unqualified to teach the curriculum. This is all due to the for-profit business model of ITT
Case Study: Zing PC 1. What are the Major Problems facing ZingPC? * Losing the market share Zing PC is losing its market share because of Push strategy failing to comply specific customer needs. * Dysfunctional Logistics Dysfunctional Logistics occurs because there is no 3PL (third party Logistics Contractor) for inventory / supply and order deliveries to the customer, hence overloading company resources / expertise. * Lack of inventory Management Lack of inventory management and standardized parts not being used in manufacturing, due to unrelated inventory procurement of Zing PC.
Key Issues According to my view following are the key issues of Alcon Laboratories Inc: • Difficulties in measuring the productivity of the R&D activities, particularly the effectiveness of the allocated resource utilization at different department. • The company was doing the planning part at the beginning of the year but this planning was not done in detail which would enable the top management to control the progress of the project more meticulously. • Despite the uncertainty associated with the R & D project, there was no control over the budget variance and no one was held accountable for the variance of the budget. • During the performance appraisal, employees were assigned at three different categories at a fixed percentage and there was no system of identifying the non-performers. It seems that almost 100% of the Alcon employees were rewarded irrespective of their performance or achievement.