The paper "Aboriginal Hostels Limited Total Dependence on the Australian Federal Government " is a perfect example of a management case study. The report is discussing the Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL) which have been in existence since 1973. The AHL hostels have been accommodating the Torres Straits Islanders and Indigenous Australians on a temporal basis according to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The purpose of this report is to assist me in gaining experience on analysis of facts of the organization, the situation and present the analysis and recommendations in a manner which is convincing and well supported with evidence.
During my investigations, there were various challenges I experienced. For example, I was not able to visit all the eight regional offices but I managed to visit its central office in Canberra and two others like the indigenous youth mobility program hostel where I acquired the above information. The administrative staff assisted much in providing me with the information. I was allowed to interact closely with some of the residents who also assisted in providing me with useful information. I engaged myself directly with some residents like the youth in performing various activities like cooking, which assisted me in acquiring information relevant to this study.
Some hostels like those of people with mental problems were inaccessible although the staff members were very much supportive in providing me with information. AHL has existed for a long period of time and better services are expected from its management system. But instead, the hostels are not depicting this, as a government agency, AHL should not aim at making a profit as it is doing; this is supported by Sanderson, (2001).
This can be clearly seen when it is not providing computers to the rest of the hostels but instead, they do it for students only, this could be due to fear of costs. The hostel management is too much confined to its locality. In the case study, it is indicated that most of its employees are indigenous; it is the same case for the indigenous youth mobility programs which is limited to the local youths who are involved in apprenticeship and traineeship.
This is denying the hostels a chance to develop through learning from members outside their locality. These new members could be having better ways of doing things or their efforts combined together with those from the locality can produce better services that will enhance the hostel’ s growth. AHL short term accommodation mode may not be the best, it could be a good idea to try the long term accommodation mode and compare the two. For example, if they introduce a child hostel and base it on long term accommodation, it may eventually grow to daycare and eventually a school.
This will benefit the hostels in both fame and cash. The AHL total dependence on the Australian Federal Government is not a good idea because the government is prone to economic fluctuations such as inflation that are likely to affect the hostels directly in terms of its services. Instead, it should implement alternative projects to be supplementing their funding.
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