The success and performance advantage of organizations are very much reliant on its ability to align its internal arrangement with the demand of external world. The majority of organizations are faced with ongoing changes due to internal and external pressures. These pressures can lead to strategic changes that affect the entire organization or incremental changes that have a direct impact on a specific area. The economy today, organizations must continually examine their external business environment to maintain their competitive advantage by making internal adjustments. Introduction Managing employees’ resistance towards organizational change is one of the key problems to successful change.
Human Resources The Human resources can improve the H&M’s performance in many ways. There are two main processes which are looked at when managing human resources. • Recruitment: H&M must manage this carefully to make sure that they get the right staff for the job, looking at all their CV’s in detail and asking the acceptable questions in interviews is very important and, as a result, will help the organisation run efficiently, have a better performance and provide customers better service. • Staff welfare: This is also very important and H&M manages this by looking after staff and making sure they are all treated equally and that no one is discriminated for whatever reason. Having an environment where everyone is treated fairly will result in employees of H&M feel more valued, happy and more willing to give a better service.
How do you think managers can ensure that their performance behavior meets the requirements of the organization for which they work? It is important for a manager to have experience with and an understanding of the processes and procedures carried out by their team/department. Managers should be familiar with company schedules and deadlines, communicate these deadlines to their team and plan accordingly. They should also have a clear understanding of the company’s goals and objectives. A manger should report on and audit their team/departments overall productivity and outputs to ensure that time and recourses are being spent wisely.
There are so many different aspects that play a role in the life of a business and the employees within it. A business needs to remain confident and determined to survive in the market today. A business has to believe that they can achieve their “realistic” goals and not be intimidated by competition or other setbacks. In order to achieve their goals they need to understand that it requires a lot of hard work, planning, and sacrifice, especially during the beginning phase. Determination is a must.
Also, any changes to the business plan will need supply management’s assistance to implement the changes successfully. Under-valuing of supply management by the upper management of an organization is a fast way to lose profit potential and improved business operations. Supply managers have a responsibility to be flexible and creative to adapt to the challenges facing organizations in the 21st century. Materials Management leaders must be up to date on supply management trends and enthusiastic toward the success of the supply management team; fostering a self-leadership model. Supply Management professionals are called on more and more to be part of cross-functional teams, but not as much as they should to make a project successful.
Sensemaking is an effort to create orderly and coherent understandings that enable change. Once people understand that everything around us makes senses then having sense of business helps enterprises, individuals and business managers to acquire new skills and build on existing ones. Entrepreneurs and business managers often feel that they need to acquire new skills and brush up on existing ones in order to achieve targets, make money and avoid making elementary mistakes and for this it is necessary to understand that everything that happens in and around the bussines environment makes sense. Change is a constant. Change occurs within our world and beyond -- in national and international events, in the physical environment, in the way organizations are structured and conduct their business, in political and socioeconomic problems and solutions, and in societal norms and values.
Moreover, learning how business is viewed by society and its functions in a progressively global environment is part of becoming an educated person. Several successful people who are owners of businesses know that they have to go through a specific organized process in order to be an effective entrepreneur or a manager. Furthermore, it is important to examine the four basic functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Planning is the primary management, the core area of all the functions of management, the foundation upon which the other three basic functions should be built. Planning involves management to evaluate on the company’s current state, and where it would like to be in the future.
Identify and discuss the key issues that are responsible for the resistance to organizational change at GSB INC as stated in the case Change is an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another which denotes the transition that occurs between one state to another Organizational change occurs when a company makes a transition from its current state to some desired future state. Managing organizational change is the process of planning and implementing change in organizations in such a way as to minimize employee resistance and cost to the organization, while also maximizing the effectiveness of the change effort. Today’s business environment requires companies to undergo changes almost constantly if they are to remain competitive. Factors such as globalization of markets and rapidly evolving technology force businesses to respond in order to survive. In organizations, inside pressures come from top managers and lower-level employees who push for change.
It is important for businesses to understand the environments in which they are operating, both from a general environment perspective at looking at overall trends and conditions, but also at the competitive environment to understand what is happening within their specific industry environment. By evaluating the external environment, the CEO can make better strategic decisions to place the firm in a position of success going forward. The book looks at two different tools to help analyze the environment – the PESTEL analysis, which looks at political, economic, social, technical, environmental and legal factors that could influence the business. It also talks about Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis, which looks at the interactions between competitors, potential new entrants, substitutes for industry offerings, suppliers and industry buyers to understand the potential profit in a given industry. I like the Five Forces model.
For instance guidebooks or electronic records of resources and liabilities, income and expenses, profit and losses, Bank statements and any further relation of transactions associated with the business. Important records such as tickets, invoice, acknowledgments and other related documents issued or received from customers/suppliers schedules and accounting records should always be maintained and correct. Good records will allow you to supervise how your business is working from day to day, and take any action required to correct problems that become obvious. Moreover Records can protect workers and the agency particularly from later claims of negligence. If good records are not kept this will result in major problems for the business.