The paper "Management at Honam Petrochemical Corporation" is a perfect example of a management assignment. Honam Petrochemicals, a South Korean based company, plans to roll out operations across other Asian countries. It hopes to duplicate its success in these new markets. However, it recently discovered that managers have been exaggerating figures to give false impressions of high performance in their departments. As a result, it has decided to adopt a new information system to provide top executives with current data. It hopes this will address the issue once and for all.
The information system department will be undertaking this task. The company will rely on change management to ensure the successful adoption of this new solution. Introduction: individual reflection Working on this project has been an eye-opening experience. It has provided me the opportunity to work in a real-life team with diverse members. At first, it was challenging but the group members managed to get along with one another as time went by. However, it was not as easy as it might seem. The group has had its fair share of challenging times in the course of writing the report. The report had five sections and group members decided to split the tasks amongst themselves.
Personally, I think it is what simplified the work. Members simply had to concentrate on their allocated sections. To ensure everyone fulfilled their duties, each member had their work assessed by the other members. Upon delivery, members had to review their colleagues’ tasks and pass recommendations. Members then had to revise their tasks basing on these remarks. This cooperation allowed every member to participate in the writing of each section.
We did not want the report to be a compilation of individual tasks. We encountered several challenges in the course of writing this report. At first, it was difficult to find consensus among members on the appropriate time to meet. Sometimes members failed to show up for meetings and cited tight schedules as the main reason for this. However, we had to make compromises and find time to fulfil this task. We formed the habit of meeting late after classes when members had few engagements.
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