Throughout my report I will seek to investigate the pros and cons of operating a contingent workforce. I will look at how it affects the landscape of an organisation and the impacts it has on retaining a competitive advantage. I will also look at whether it is best practice from a Human Resource (HR) point of view and how HR can best manage to retain the knowledge these individuals have and are given while working with an organisation.
Intelligence comes in a wide variety; it’s not only measured by one’s knowledge of books and performance in the classroom, but when it comes to measuring the intelligence of an individual you will always have controversial responses. Academic Intelligence is clearly not seen through Gerald Graff and Mark Rose’s essays. In Gerald Graff’s work entitled, “Hidden Intelligence”, he covers the points on his personal opinion on how intelligence is not found in people who are “book smart”, but also in those who are “street smart”. Similar to Graff’s essay, Mark Rose touches upon the idea that people who spend more of their time in a more academic environment are not as intelligent as those who don’t. Although both Graff and Rose touch upon similar ideas with minimal differences, they both view each of the problems with different perspectives by creating solutions to their
In 2009, by publishing "The Case for Working with Your Hands", Matthew B.Crawford highlighted essential and importance of an undervalued job: handwork. Workers confront many challenges lying ahead that outsiders may not see, but only its undeniable benefits.
dent orders. The information will be delivered to TV screens located in the kitchen for chefs to prepare meals from.
Managing supervisor of Department O, Wilma Coogan, asked if I could make a report on extending telecommuting at the Corona Corporation. Telecommuting is working from a remote location, away from the standard work office. Remote locations can range from the home of the employee to any place with an Internet connection and the required tools (Ye, 2012). Although we are currently using this concept, there is no formal telecommuting method for our company.
The whole work gets done in the organisation be these things. So a manager has to manage these in an effective manner so that they can get the effective results. Every organisation have to get successes in the market. Without having a good communication, proper information and effective knowledge company can not get the successes in the market. But the Tesco is the big company in the market. They have already had get the successes in the market so they have to maintain that successes and they are making the higher goals that have to be achieved. Tesco also needed a good communication, effective information and effective knowledge.
Nowadays many of employees like in flexible work schedule especially a young generation. What is flexible work schedule? Flexible work schedule is a working time which is not fix. The working time change over mutual agreement within employer and employee. Flexible work schedule is not only about time, places of working also include in flexible work schedule. For example, company that used flexible work schedule have different time operation hour from another company. Flexible work schedule comprised of two main arrangements:
In today’s society, it is common for employees to have many challenging responsibilities in their life other than work, for example, commitments involving parents or children, education or sports commitments or personal interests outside of work. People want to escape work for a greater sense of well-being and to reduce stress levels. A poor balance between an employee’s work commitments and their other responsibilities can lead to low productivity as well as high stress and absentees. Meanwhile, employees with better work-life balance often have a greater sense of responsibility, achievement, ownership and control of their working life. If an employer helps an employee to balance their work and home life, the organizations can be rewarded by increased loyalty and commitment. Employees will also be able to focus more on their work and to further develop their career in current organization.
Knowledge management is a process to ensure that knowledge developed through individuals and group work activities is effectively captured and made available to those who may benefit from it. An example would be to build into project plans the time for review and to identify at the outset how information, knowledge and experience will be captured, stored and shared with other individuals and/or areas of the organisation that may have an interest in the experience and knowledge gained as a result of the project. The importance and value of knowledge management has been brought into sharper focus in the current climate of financial constraint and the need to do more with
I am a HNC business student. I am writing this report as part of my course. This assessment covers outcome 4 of the Managing People and Organizations' class. Unit F84T 34
The following essay will approach the workplace philosophies of Howard Gardner and Mike Rose and attempt to apply them to real-world work-related problems and situations. First, before proceeding any further, it is necessary to provide a brief overview of the basic. Gardner, in his book Five Minds for the Future, identifies five mind that people can apply to their jobs and their work environments: the disciplinary mind, the synthesizing mind, the creating mind, the respectful mind, and the ethical mind (Gardner 3). For the creating mind, as Mike Rose redefines the intelligence in his book The Mind at Work, he believes the blue-collar workers are as creative as other white-collars. Besides the creative mind related to the physical workers, Mike
Battles, wars, and conflicts have characterized world’s history since the dawn of time. Through wars and battles, history has been written and rewritten. War and conflicts range from the earliest ones in ancient Mesopotamia to modern conflicts. The most prolonged conflict in modern times is between the Israelites and the Arab nations. Wars have altered and shaped the world. The wars of Rome, Wars of the Roses, American Civil War, World War I, and the Battle of Stoke Field among others are in the record books as the key world events that have become the history. This paper analyzes the book The Art of War by Sun Tzu, the author’s life, his ideas and works. Furthermore, it will seek to review his contributions and their
One of the new patterns in Knowledge Management (KM) is emerging from its relationship with advancement. In today's exceptionally focused business world, innovation is said to be the key variable that has the capacity drive companies or organizations to make esteem and compete worldwide opponents. As indicated by Pei (2008) that Knowledge Management highly emphasizes on the arrangement of knowledge to increase competitive benefit and innovation obliges information of knowledge to make new services or products, technologies, and/or managerial systems. It is subsequently sensible to say that knowledge management is relied upon to create the wellspring of knowledge that is vital to help innovation. As to this, it is critical to comprehend and
The culture of the organization expresses its unique personality, character and philosophy. It also tells the story of the organization. Positive culture cultivates the human competencies required for the company to thrive in the long term. Further, positive cultures have widely shared, people-centred values that guide managers and employees to act with stakeholders best interests (Lowe, 2012). Each day we are handling new information and rules, more places and people and more tools. The borders defining in the workplace or the job are no longer limited to a physical location, neither a set of people you can easily manage nor information model that is defined and tangible. This new paradigm can increase new problems that need to be handled
Today, most of the employees when they want to choose jobs, they are not only looking on how much salaries alone, instead they explore other benefits that jobs can offer to them. One of the benefits that employee will look for is does the job they want to apply offers flexibility especially in terms of work schedule. This is because many employee already have other demanding commitments and the recent changes in the nature of work, along with the introduction of new technologies (cell phones, email and other means of electronic communication) have led to many employees struggling to balance roles in their work and personal lives (Hayman, 2009; Hobsor, Delunas & Kelsic, 2001). Therefore, employees hope to get a job that allows them to do other commitments without disrupting their commitment to work. This is reason why flexible work schedule become one of factors for employees to consider when want to choose a suitable company to work.