The “Gap”, is the difference between the actual skill level and the skills needed to perform the job efficiently. A lot of organizations are having problems with training, compound that with the integration of new technology and you have just created the supervisors nightmare. Discussion Policymakers in every organization are interested in improving the efficiency of the systems they have in-place, and if an investment is made in new technology then a return on the investment is expected. According to Barrios-Bradberry, (1998), one issue is Strategic Training and Development doesn’t take place. Most of time, companies develop and implement training without a thorough needs analysis resulting in training too much, training to little, or training for the wrong reasons.
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Corporate Culture Utilising the video case study of ‘Egg Finance’ (Slave Nation, Channel 4), critically examine the extent to which corporate culture is used as an effective tool for the achievement of organizational goals. Corporate Culture is widely used in many organisations and has a variety of definitions. It has been defined by Koozes, Caldwell & Posner cited by Moorhead/Griffin, (1989:494) as: “a set of shared, enduring beliefs communicated through a variety of symbolic media, creating meaning in people’s work lives.” The argument to be taken in this essay will identify the usefulness and necessity for corporate culture to gain organizational success. In order to do this the argument will be utilized by supporting the theories of Emile Durkheim, Carol Axtell Ray, Terrance Deal and Allen Kennedy. Qubein (1999:2), cited by Sadri and Lees, states that,” corporate culture encompasses several key elements.” He adds, “It is fostered not merely by a mission statement, but by a clear corporate vision which is a mental picture of the company’s desired future.” It is not only the managers who should have this clear vision, the employees ought to perceive this as well.
Their decision making skills are not developed due to improper mentoring. The work processes are more individual driven then system driven. We are facing a human resource crunch on our two fronts: The Engineers and designers i.e. the executive level staff as well as the Leaders who can efficiently manage the business. Improper use of good talent has led to high rate of attrition.
Understanding the benefits of effective communication within the firm place a focus on developing a workforce that is able to communicate within the firm and with customers, vendors and international business partners. According to the article, “The Importance of Effective Communication Business Management,” poor communication in a workplace has caused many potential problems. It increases amount of high turnover, high amount of call-outs, poor customer service skills, diminished productivity and lack of focus, etc. Lack of information and email etiquette are the big cause of those issues. Some employees feel like they are not important in the eyes of their employers and company.
Another reason can be found in the lack of understanding of business and IT. As we did a first case for this class where it taught us that in order to fully and properly implement the relevant IT all organizational structures need to be involved and need to understand the wider picture. There is a lot to consider weather or not to implement a relevant IT system, to se the pros and cons of it, because many times companies invest a lot of money and funds in IT that does not complete their specified goals. In many cases IT department has many requests for support from departments throughout the company, and so many apps are created that do not interact with each other, all which need funds and assets to keep functioning and in the end up with a broken IT department. All this is because of the absence of involvement of the upper management.