In today’s market climate, companies have had to increase their consciousness as to what really matters. The market is demanding more and more that organizations account for the interests of not just shareholders but all stakeholders. Team members, shareholders, customers, vendors, the environment and society’s interests must be in the forefront of consideration of all companies wishing to stay relevant in today’s market and workforce environment. This in more than just the right thing to do, it is an operational imperative that offers significant ROI to a business’ bottom-line. Companies must view themselves as part of an ecosystem; one entity in an interdependent interconnected environment.
Management and Leadership Cathy Forbes Management: Theory, Practice and Application/330 March 7, 2011 Frederick Beiermeister Management and Leadership In today’s ever-changing world, companies cannot afford to rest on their laurels nor do they sit still. As an alternative, companies must use their current successes to continue to build a competitive advantage for the future and constantly seek new ways to remain flexible, innovative, efficient, and responsive to their customers if they want to succeed. One of the most important ways companies can achieve such successes is to ensure their organization structures and systems are adaptable. Additionally, the organization must be prepared to meet the difficult and ever-changing challenges
Managing Change Part II MGT/426 Managing Change At times organizations tend to take on their own culture and in doing so, they face different challenges and changes. For Citigroup to compete, stay financially fit, and adapt, the organizations has to change. Citigroup’s employees must understand how change can be beneficial to the organizational and to them as well. By implementing change will allow the organization grow, meet customers’ needs, challenge the employees to improve his or her skills. Change is imperative for Citigroup to remain relevant.
Balanced Scorecard Organizations and upper-management often use a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, and Trends (SWOTT) analysis model to concentrate on the company’s competitive advantages, their possibilities, evaluate how to improve susceptibilities, and avoid coercion. Organizations depend on SWOTT analysis to remain successful in their industries. For a business to be successful and sustain their performance, the entity is obligated by their external environment to generate strategic objectives and constantly evaluate its vision and mission. Organizations must reflect on their mission and vision frequently to assess each for validity, consistency, and making sure the objectives are components useful to the desired vision. Businesses require a tool to measure the execution of objectives.
Building an organization by grouping jobs into work units and allocating resources C. Identifying business functions and mobilizing leaders D. Being flexible and responsive towards customer needs and the competitive environment Correct! The correct answer is: D. A dynamic organization is, “flexible and adaptive, particularly in response to competitive threats and customer needs” (Bateman & Snell, 2011, p.16). 15. For today’s managers, the organizing function requires a higher focus on which of the following? A.
Identify the main reasons for reviewing working methods, products and / or services in a business environment. • Ways of working – Ways to improve performance and obtain feedback and move the business forward • Products and services provided – These need to be reviewed as the market place is fast pacing and constantly changing. Its important to do the above so that business keeps up to date with the current market. 2. When a business is going through change: a) Describe the different types of support that people may need.
Global sourcing involves proactively integrating and coordinating common items and materials, processes, designs, technologies, and suppliers across worldwide purchasing, engineering, and operating locations. While integrated global sourcing has yet to receive the attention it deserves from executive leadership or the academic community, this topic will receive increased scrutiny as organizations search for new ways to compete. Strategy in a business organization is essentially about how the organization seeks to Survive and prosper within its environment over the long-term. The decisions
Human resources management is responsible for recruiting, hiring, firing, and training employees. It also develops and implements company policy. In many cases, developing the ideal human resources strategy requires assistance from outside the company. • The business world has experienced numerous changes as a result of technology and globalization. It is important for the field of HRM to be prepared for these changes.
Case Study #2 Planning, Organizing, and Leading BMGT 364 6980 Management and Organization Introduction: The operation of the management within a company has a huge impact on the quality of service, productivity of employees, and the culture within a business. It is important to find the right balance of leadership style and motivation techniques to ensure the company is effectively operating. The management needs to have a clear understanding of the mission, vision and organizational strategy of the owner when developing business strategies and making decisions. The strategies that are developed and implemented during planning will have an impact on the remaining pillars of the P-O-L-C framework. Issues and Impacts on Business The mission and vision developed by Tom has been clearly laid out for the employees and customers to understand what the Coffee Shop is striving to offer.
The impact of changing technology on both employers and employees is considered. Employment patterns and the expertise required of staff are changing. Flexibility in the face of new information technologies will be essential if organisations and individuals are to survive and flourish in the business world. The introduction or enhancement of technologies will always carry some risk and learners will consider the types of risk and how organisations can manage these. Finally, learners will consider how organisational business systems may be improved by the introduction of new technologies and