The “Domtar Difference,” as it is called, is reflected in the statement, “tapping the intelligence of the experts, our employees.” Employees must be motivated to become involved in developing new ways of doing things. The company was aware that in order to motivate its employees that it would have to supply some type of reward system. The company wanted the employees’ attitudes to change, to be more open to accepting change. The success hinged on internal structural changes. Domtar’s’ managers allowed its employees to be a part of the change not just accept it.
According to Satterlee, "An essential element of strategic planning is the ability of an organization's leaders to be able to forecast and adapt to the future of the organization," (Satterlee, 2009). With a global economy, many organizations find that for future growth opportunities the selection of effective and efficient leadership is necessary. Important Learned Concepts Covey's believes that changes that start within oneself is an approach to effective of character and principles. Learning to differentiate between personality and character ethics concepts are essential for an effective resolution to most business decisions. The personality ethics, considered secondary traits, are most effective in specific circumstances while character ethics, considered primary traits, are most effective when used simultaneously with personality ethics.
· New objectives and expectations should have been made using the new measures and a reward system to encourage people to accomplish the targets set. · Training should have been provided to ease the adoption of the new performance measurement system and assist managers and supervisors to get the necessary data they need to manage their units and/or departments and steer them in the right direction to achieve the targets set. · When trying to make major changes in organizational culture or corporate mentality, then the corporate vision, strategy and code of conduct should be revised as well so that the company direction is known to all. By providing vision as well as example from upper management that the new method is the desired approach, then it is easier for others to adopt the change. If the management does not believe in the new system, then others will follow the example set and do the same.
It also enables current workers to learn to be self sufficient and to think like managers. By developing talent within the current organization you are showing your employees that you value their service and believe they are the best fit for the job. Because most employees will already have an understanding of what the culture of the company is supposed to be it will be easier to develop the sought after KSA’s. Hire Yourself or Outsource This is a tricky question, but in my opinion it makes sense to keep the recruiting and selection process entirely in-house because of the unique requirements for employees in this organization. Because this company’s goal is to maintain a strong culture across all stores it makes sense to continue to hire yourself so that you can be looking for the unique traits and KSA’s that will best integrate with the company and uphold the unique culture.
Career Plan Building Activity: Work Culture Preferences BCOM275 – Business Communications and Critical Thinking October 22, 2013 Aaron Francesconi The workplace culture is important to one’s professional successes. Companies similar in cultural preferences are what many individuals pursue when seeking gainful employment. Employees are more productive when they are working within a company best suited for that individual. The workplace culture preferences reflect the ideal type of culture I am comfortable. Those preferences are High Powered, Well Resourced, and Teamwork Centered.
VoC provides valuable insight into what about the product or service that customers find valuable, and what they find annoying or useless. Through VoE, and by allowing employees to participate in influencing corporate decision making, the long-term viability of a company is assured because of its positive impact on the company financial results. “No organization can survive without good people; people who are improving to carrying out the message and mission of the company,” to satisfy customers, the workforce must
Also by having appropriate business processes such as a post-fordist manufacturing setup helps the company to be most productive and maintain their brand image. Lastly it has realized the importance of being national establish and becoming a part of a transnational corporation in order to keep themselves on top. By using Louis Vuitton as a example of a company that incorporates proper sociological concepts, society can have a better understanding of a successful luxury brand from the inside to out. One way Louis Vuitton can continue to be successful is by paying close attention to the people who purchase their product and to have the ability to understand why they purchase their products. By living in a capitalist economy consumers have placed a significance to the Louis Vuitton purse that it cannot actually possess.
The new leadership skills must encompass, amongst other things: · Empowering the middle level managers and other staff members of the organization. This will result in flatter organizations; · Encouraging the learning process and promote the transfer of knowledge, by ensuring proper training and feedback. Leaders must become constant learners (Ref: Chapter 4 – The Changing Context of Leadership, by James G. Clawson); · Promoting a bottom-to-top communication, while enhancing the top-to-bottom one; · Ensuring that new leaders are trained and given new opportunities within the organization. Essentially, the new millennium, meaning: globalization, climate changes, instant access to information around the world, automation of many tasks, the rise of China, the decline of oil, and many more elements have forced a major paradigm shift, where leaders will have no choice to adjust to the Information Age, if not, they will fail as time goes by. 3.
Human Resource Management Aquanetta Littles HCS/341 September 5, 2013 Michael Taylor INTRODUCTION Human resource management (HRM/HR) is the complex art and science of governing the organization’s employees through a structured strategic approach. It encompasses managing the cooperative behavior and relationship between personnel and company. The department runs the administrative processes of an office, business, governmental organization, or institution. Originally, HR was division within the finance department, concerned with pay and benefits, however, as the function evolved companies realized its’ important to the organization. People are a business most valuable asset and keeping them satisfied, motivated, developed and retained is necessary if a company is to remain profitable (humanresources.about.com, n.d.).
Reflective Paper The capacity to continually learn and adapt is essential to the success of organizations in today's rapidly changing world (White, 2005). Through research for this assignment I am going to answer the question, “Is being a learning organization an advantage that will set you apart from the competition?” The Business Dictionary defines a learning organization is an organization that acquires knowledge and innovated fast enough to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Learning organizations (1) create a culture that encourages and supports continuous employee learning, critical thinking, and risk taking with new ideas, (2) allow mistakes, and value employee contributions, (3) learn from experience and experiment, and (4) disseminate the new knowledge through the organization for incorporation into day-to-day activities (Business Dictionary, n.d.). These are five characteristics of a learning organization that I agree with by Sree Rao (2008) because my company has these same characteristics. 1.