Application Case 5 – 1 Human Resource Planning and Virtual Human Resource Management 1. How has the emergence of the Internet changed the way that organizations plan and manage their human resource needs? * Emergence of the Internet was seen as a big opportunity to cut down the cost in various places to manage all human resource tasks. * This big opportunity did not stop within the country. * Especially for the companies that are going global – it was easier for them to communicate via Internet than actual personnel travelling to other countries to manage.
The U.S. Army War College makes the case that senior leadership often takes place in an environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Problems in this arena are rarely simple and clear cut. If they were, they would likely have already been solved by someone else. If not well considered (and sometimes even when they are), today’s solutions become tomorrow’s problems. Inherent in the concept of strategic leadership is the notion that this environment requires different ways of thinking and problem solving.
Employers argue that they have lack of awareness about the character of employee or performance of individual, it is important for organization to know about their employee. Companies spend huge amount of investment on employees’ salary and also they have to achieve company’s goals. Employers say that this practice helps them to focus on measuring employees’ performance and their characteristics. Employers want to ensure that the workers are honest and they perform according to the expectation of the organization. Performance monitoring and behaviors are part of production process which takes place in real time.
This is the information that is most important to the profitability of the company and therefore needs to be the most secure. The information is gathered by a person and entered into a digital database comprised of servers owned and operated by a person. These people each have their own information in a database owned by Verizon Wireless. This data is an example of the second type of data described above, the inter-company data. Suppliers are privy to this information in the form of sales numbers.
And the marketing division, the manufacturing division and engineering division were hard to communicate to each other. The main problem for this company is the information flow was failed. This is a typical issue for big company that every decision is too far away from each other and there are too many managers. The goal of the new alternative organization designs is to make the information flow flows again. The front/ back organization will combine manufacturing division and engineering division into a new division, called product-based business units, as back-end.
The management activity associated with leading is to motivate employees. Controlling means monitoring employees activities, keeping the organization on track toward its goals, and making corrections as needed. The management activity associated with controlling is to monitor activities and make corrections. 2. Explain the difference between efficiency and effectiveness and their importance for organizational performance.
The influence of the global Internet and it became a part of the globalization process. It has been profound changes in all aspects of human society from economic, political and social culture. Through which, we can see the effects of the decision, the biggest challenges and opportunities set out in the long term Internet in commercial fields. Internet set out the foundation for the formation of e-commerce, including humans, as well as the means of production and commodity products, can communicate directly with each other, and constantly without papers, as not to face reality. E-commerce is a new field, e-commerce is referred to by many different names.
➢ Technology Technology revolution inevitably becomes the driving force to use virtual workforce. The broad use of internet technology as well as the development of smart phone and the “cloud” technology makes working virtually possible. 2). Threats ➢ Legal considerations. Nowadays, both society and labor force
Strategic Plan – Cisco 2014 Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. Name | Cisco Systems, Inc. | Industries served | Networking equipment | Geographic areas served | Worldwide | Headquarters | U.S. | Current CEO | John Chambers | Revenue | $ 46.061 billion (2012) | Profit | $ 8.041 billion (2012) | Employees | 66,639 (2012) | Main Competitors | Alcatel-Lucent, S.A., Hewlett-Packard Company, Juniper Networks, Inc. | Current Situation Vision Statement: “At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.” Mission Statement: “Shape the future of the internet by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for our customers, employees, investors and ecosystem partners”.
Hand-in-hand with the Virtual Corporation is the Virtual Project Manager, and his/her enablers are leadership and technology. This new kind of team is called “virtual team” where members communicate electronically and meet in the cyber space. The Internet and collaborative software have made it easier and faster to communicate across vast distances. This ever-changing environment has set the stage for new dimension of project management “virtual project management”. With communication tools exploding and maturing exponentially, the project manager of these virtual corporations must learn to not only embrace but also fully utilize emerging technologies and adjust their management style.