Through technology and good communication, the Communities of Practice process will definitely help Xerox bridge the gap between generations and provide the younger group with the knowledge needed to keep the company successful. Given these generational issues and the type of work life that Xerox employees tend to have, can you think of another possible way to encourage knowledge sharing within the organization (Colquitt, J.
Students begin to see that the effective management of materials is not only essential in manufacturing environments but is also critical in supporting the delivery of quality services. Students are confronted by a number of issues as they are asked to recommend a suitable structure for the purchasing function. Included among them are the following: 1. Given the growth in the number of dealerships in the network, should the purchasing function be centralized to take advantage of certain economics of scale, or should it remain decentralized in each separate dealership? 2.
By establishing a learning environment the organisation is better prepared to conduct business, retain staff and ensure the organisational goals are met. The creation of the learning environment is cyclic in nature and results in a better trained, more competent workforce. Maximum participation can be achieved by ensuring that the employees affected by the training are involved in some manner in the decision to provide training. This may be in the design or development of the training or simply running a skills audit on the individual or team to determine what training is required and if the proposed training is directly related to the needs of the individual, team or organisation. However some barriers may need to be overcome such as reluctance to change or urgency of tasks.
The system theory explains the process of learning by using the framework, which inputs the information in the system, which analyzes the process and measures and evaluates the output the system. Information theories focus on how information is transferred and communicated. The information theory has two models: Shannon and Weaver’s information-communication model and Blum’s model. As mentioned by Englebardt and Nelson (2002) Shannon and Weaver’s information-communication model consists of three major levels: technical, semantic, and effectiveness. This provides a framework for analyzing the effectiveness and efficiency of information transfer and communication.
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE CHAPTER SCAN Corporate cultures provide identifying characteristics and values for organizational members to appreciate and learn. Cultures are distinguished by artifacts, values, and basic assumptions. The socialization process is the entry stage in an organization that provides clues about its culture. Cultures are difficult to change, yet change is necessary in some instances for survival. Organizations need an adaptive culture in order to respond effectively to the changing environment.
In order to correctly carry out these actions it takes being able to present these functions in a way that the consumers can grasp and have a strong urge to want to be a part of the company that is being presented. In order to successfully carry out a particular message that the HRM branch of the company needs to carry out it takes various marketing tools and strategies in which a marketer is professionally trained and well educated on in order to carry out the message the company is trying to deliver to potential employees of various backgrounds that will capture their minds and bring them together to achieve the company’s vision. I think that “marketing” a company’s jobs can improve the strategy focus of human resources personnel because there would more of an influx of potential candidates eager and ready to fill the companies needs and those prospective candidates would already be aware of what the company’s focus is mainly because the of the strategic marketing efforts that were dispersed from the company. 2. If you were planning to use marketing strategies to “brand” a company as an employer of choice, what are some of factors you’d consider?
48-49).” Organizations are built on ideas, values, and beliefs and to be successful for today and tomorrow, an organization must implement IT cultures into its foundation. According to the Dr. Haag and Dr. Cummings, “IT culture has two primary aspects: the structuring of the IT function and the organization’s philosophy as to the use of IT (Haag & Cummings, p. 49).” With technology ever-changing, organizations must find ways to not only gain or maintain a competitive advantage over its competitors, but more importantly, it (an organization) must choose an approach for placing the function within.
The reason why jobs often require advanced skills, particularly computer skills, is that technology is developing rapidly. Technology developments create more new positions in the workplace and bring new ways to accomplish traditional tasks. Those of workers who are engaged in traditional jobs, such as teachers, bankers, managers and so on, not only need traditional skills, but also they must update their technological skills in order to remain competitive in the workplace. As a result, there is a need for them to upgrade skills through retaining by companies. In addition, technology results in an increased tendency towards post graduation training.
Knowledge management is rooted in human experience and social context. Although managing knowledge mangement requires the information technology but more important is people in the organisation. Sarkuysan’s culture includes the values, beliefs, norms and expectation widely held. Therefore, the success that the company has achieved needs to be linked with the communication of the values of the culture to its employees. These values determine the Sarkuysan’s desired knowledge types.
Throughout my Technology in Education course I acquired a vast amount of knowledge relating to the way in which we as human-beings have become so dependent upon computer systems, peripherals, and software. Technology is not everyone’s forte; however, it is worthwhile to understand it and how it can be applied in a learning environment (Poole, Sky-McIlvain, Evans, & Singer, 2009). Learning something new may seem overwhelming. Nevertheless, with continued exposure and practice the information is easily applied hands-on. With time, the acquired knowledge and skill becomes second-nature to the facilitator.