Work Culture Preferences and Competencies

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Work Culture Preferences and Competencies Gregory J. Daniel MGT 521 June 4, 2013 Dr. Ranasinghe Work Culture Preferences and Competencies The development of strategic and operational plans within an organization depends on the work culture of individuals. An organization will benefit from knowing what constitutes an ideal work culture for its employees even if that environment is not attainable. In the opinion of this United States Sailor’s personnel management experience all information is pertinent and most especially the information for what is not attainable. In human resource strategic planning, “the first step is to assess the current human resource capacity of the organization. The knowledge, skills, and abilities of current employees needs to be identified” (Ulferts, Wirtz, & Peterson, 2009). The ability to know what the employees’ opinion on whether an ideal work culture exists allows for a more accurate assessment of the employees. An employee that works in isolation yet in his/her ideal work culture wants co-workers it would be difficult to accurately assess the employees’ social skills and abilities. The accurate identification of above mentioned knowledge, skills, and abilities are essential competencies to conducting strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis in assessing the internal state of the organization. After the internal state of the organization are identified the competencies for identifying external opportunities and threats presents themselves. According to Chermack and Kasshanna (2007), “An effective strategy is one that takes advantage of the organization’s opportunities by employing its strengths and wards off threats by avoiding them or by correcting or compensating for weaknesses” (p. 388). This humble researcher believes that in completion of the assignment Career Plan Building Activity: Work
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