The paper 'Trying to Raise the Number of Local Women Employed' is a good example of a Management Essay. The report essay aims at identifying managerial problems faced by Remel supermarket, located in India. The problem is of having a low percentage of local women staff members occupying supervisory and managerial positions. It also discusses the causes leading to the problem (challenges) and the solutions undertaken to correct the problem. As a result, recommendations addressing the issues and challenges discussed and identified in analyzing the problem. Problems faced by Remel Supermarket in India A supermarket, like any other business organization, faces various problems among them, managerial problems.
In Rebel organization, a chain of supermarkets in Brisbane (India), several types of management problems encountered. Being a member of the management team, located at the head of the office that is, in Brisbane, the Indian government minister is responsible. The program aims at raising the number of local women employed by transnational organizations. The ministry approached me and voiced concerns over the low percentage of local staff members, who occupy supervisory and managerial positions in the organization. This issue made us as the management team look into the various problems that existed within the organizations.
Therefore, this led to having a low number of women occupying supervisory and managerial positions overseas. Although it was not easy as the problems were masked by external factors and events, from the analysis, we identified several issues that the organization was facing that causes the problem among various others. The factors were separated into two. They were internal factors and external factors. These included legal and political factors, which pose a challenge to the organization. Findings of the problems When opening a branch of the supermarket in an overseas country, the business must ensure that the legal requirements of the host country are met.
This ensures that the operations undertaken by the business are legal and go smoothly. In our case, there were changes in the legal framework and policies that affect the business structure in India. This includes adding the number of women in managerial and supervisory positions, in the supermarket. Changing the structure of our management team in order to adhere to the legal requirements is an issue that poses a problem.
This is because the requirement must be met. The management structure of the supermarket branch in India was made by managers who came from Brisbane and were assigned to work oversees. The choice based on their qualities and experience in international management (Peak & Peak, 1977, p. 56). Another issue, which led to the problem, was choosing a workforce that consisted of few managers who had a multicultural experience but were not from the host country. There was also an addition of a few experts from the host country.
This was to ensure that the success of the business would be achieved through cross-cultural interactions. The choice of the managers was also based according to their traits (Joshi, 2009, p. 17). Our organization adopts the classical management theory, where we identify the different, specific business functions. These include marketing, production, finance, and accounting, and divide them into different departments that work in a process (Joshi, 2009, p. 18). This strategy ensures that a number of workers are under the supervision and authority of a few managers as each manager is assigned a department.
The strategy implemented is a cost-effective system that ensures the cost of production in the supermarket is reduced (Joshi, 2009, p. 20).
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