The paper "E-Learning Activities, Key Success Factor of Purebaby " is an outstanding example of a management assignment. I partly agree and partly disagree with the professor’ s claim about successful management. First, it is understandable that the present is very important to an organization. The presentation highlights the issues that require immediate attention and thus it is usually reactive. For instance, a certain bank focused to increase its competitive advantage by integrating online services so as to get customers in different regions accessing services without visiting their premises. In turn, it had to set new projects to develop the bank Website, re-arrange roles and responsibilities and monitor its activities.
It considered its workforce skills and expertise to identify the needs for education and training. It had to set budgets and time for the project. The future is of utmost importance even if it does not contribute to the immediate bottom-line needs of a firm. Focusing on the future promote a proactive approach to management. For instance, the Bank focused on globalization trends and how communication will shape long-term benefits to the bank.
The past is of least importance and is limited in application. For instance, looking back helped the company to note the lessons learnt from previous change program or projects. Activity 3 I once worked in an elderly facility and confirmed how they developed an approach for each element of work. For instance, objectives differ in various activities such as physical, training and mobility. Irrespective of one’ s role, recruitment and selection were based on skills and experiences after which each worker had to adhere to internal training and activities for developing workforce. We had to cooperate and coordinate work.
There was an equal division of work between the workforce and management. In turn, care providers are recognized according to their specialization. Hierarchical nature of the organization promoted the efficient flow of communication, functions and decision making processes. We were regulated by formal rules governing time for each activity, relationship between employees and patient/elderly clients and outsiders. As much as organizations try to achieve some specific goals, they will always use the principles of scientific management and some characteristics of bureaucracy (though as simplified processes).
Most of these principles and characteristics are basic for efficiency and effectiveness of an organization. Noting that people differ in capacities, interests and aspirations, there must be a system that defines how things will be done and regulate human relationships within an organization. It is hard for such aspects to cease due to the need for changes. Activity 4 a). The case of Dan MacKinnon is at face-level is not a good entrepreneurial opportunity due to the existing institutional context. In the eyes of the anxious analyzer, one can perceive uncertainties in costs and returns.
The policy regime and compliance with such strict laws can have a dramatic impact on the firm’ s operation. Noting that the firm had a single airplane, the cost of in training and inspection would only be profitable if the firm had more employees and assets. However, looking beyond the cost he had to incur to the relative pay-offs offered by customers in the industry, the outputs would be worth such much inputs. Dan Mackinnon appears to be a risk-taker and enthusiastic prospector. The idea seems to be an experiment, with a critical understanding of potential response to transportation trends which may lead to survival and prosperity over the long run.
The industry appears to be so much regulated and that decreases competitive pressure in the sector.
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