• Management may be spread too thin – All managers were pressed by the requirements of everyday business. • Management group works informally with a minimal amount of structured reports and controls. • Overall, mgmt. appears stretched very thin – may lead to stagnant innovation, employment turnover, etc. • Specialty manufacturers in the international market are succeeding – domestic manufacturers not innovating • Manufacturing system is run primarily on estimates and requires constant change – possible use for a JIT inventory system?
Course Team Project – Week 6 Report CanGo: Analysis and Recommendations Team B Dr. Kevin Hagans Devry University: Senior Project 10/13/2012 1. Problem: Company appears to be disorganized when it comes to internal structure and processes. Recommendation: To improve their managerial structure, CanGo needs to allocate resources and manage dependencies. According to a Harvard Review article written by Bob Frisch (2012), research shows that in business cases, companies often sail though the senior team meetings without those in attendance knowing exactly what they’re signing up for because senior executives already have an execution plan for what they want senior team members to accomplish. Liz and Warren need to make sure that projects are prioritized, assign who is responsible for what part of each project.
1d The workbook addresses accuracy, relevance & sufficiency data regarding hours worked by employees on projects however when addressing costs the work book doesn’t meet relevancy because the amount paid to employees is not include and it doesn’t meet sufficiency requirements. No answer can be given to the manager due to lack of data input. 1e The data within the spreadsheet allows the user to compare total hours easily and it’s accurate, relevant and sufficient across all three plants. The hours on the
Simple Gateway Request for Proposal Key Stakeholders, Challenges and Impacts Simple Gateway Employees and their Customers Challenges faced are multiple documents with no way of knowing which the current working document is. Impacts are employees not knowing the current working document and giving wrong information to customers. Simple Gateway Employees, Supervisors, and HR Staff Challenges faced are multiple documents with no way of knowing which is the current working document and no way of accessing documents from different sites within the organization. Impacts are wasted productivity of employees by having to scan and fax or email documents; then wait for response and confusion between departments on whose is taking off on what dates and others documents used by HR staff. Request Simple Getaways is requesting proposals from qualified organizations to design and implement a system to streamline information flow, processing, and sharing, and to automate and digitize existing paper-based workflow between travel agents and management staff (RFP).
I have the following understandings of the company and I am able to provide recommendations to build a stronger staffing strategy for Tanglewood. The staffing strategy requires making key decisions about the acquisitions, deployment and retention of the organizations workforce. Organizations require a staffing strategy that will provide revenue for company, quality of both employees and products of the company, and create principles that allow the company to be organized. Staffing Levels: 1. Acquire or Develop Talent Tanglewood should do both acquire and develop talent.
There is no direct supervisor to report to, and individuals are provided with the capacity to make important decisions that would previously be handled by a supervisor in a conventionally structured organization. Due to the lack of organizational levels within the department (as in a traditional hierarchal administration), self-managed team configurations are often responsible for all aspects of the job; hiring new employees, termination of existing employees, and overall decision-making. There are many advantages to incorporating a self-managed team arrangement. The goal of this approach is to achieve a sense of mutual responsibility among the members, as well as to enhance overall productivity and efficiency. If Dalman and Lei successfully created these types of teams within each of the Sandwich Blitz stores, it would allow them to devote the much-needed attention to their expansion project.
They should determine which stores are performing within the scope of their desired principles and which are not. In those that are, they should adopt a strategy of development. In the other stores, as well as newly acquired stores, they should use an acquisition approach. This strategy would keep those people who are in line with their vision as important resources to their future, as well as providing an opportunity for new talent to come in and make changes where they are needed. 2.
There is lack of innovation coming out from these industries. By providing time and | |tested engineering solutions to customers the firms operating in this industry has matured and implemented efficient work processes to | |improve on quality and service. From my perspective, these firms must also form externally oriented teams who continuously interact with| |their customers and ‘live a day’ in their work to understand the needs and issues they run into. This approach using the concept of | |forming external teams will facilitate organizations to come out with innovative solutions for their customers and facilitate the | |process of innovation. | | | |Managers avoid implementing the ‘real’ concept of external teams as it increases costs in their operations and indulge in ‘eye wash’ | |approaches where people are encouraged to look beyond their organization or industry by following the Internet Search & Research
2. Bill is concerned that email is not an efficient medium for communicating the issues at hand. 3. Bill is mostly concerned with the productivity of Randall & Abbe's team. He wants to separate them so that the rest of the team can work productively, unaffected by the negativity and tension arising from their interactions.
The negative aspects of change are employees wonder how changes will impact them which can create anxiety and decrease their overall productivity, performance and job satisfaction. Some of the positive are change can give employees a fresh start and new outlook on the future of the company, it can also generate creativity and a renewed commitment to excellence. The best way to reduce the negative, and increase the positive effects of change is with effective communication. Effective communication is essential to getting employees to understand the change buy-in and