Being new in this field, I can say that the job is not really hard if we know how to communicate properly with the concerned institutions, but then I observed that most of the employees in the field offices are unassertive, they are the typical employees who are just doing their jobs for the compensations and not to serve the public with utmost responsibility and integrity. They have eaten by the wrong mind set and system of the past administrations in the public service and still living with it until now. Some of them are due for retirement and there are newly entrants who happened to be their successors. Seeing all of these, like passing the corruption system with the fresh blood in the bureaucracy does not end the problem of the society and these are just some of my observations, there are more other kinds of corruption being happened in the government offices. Worst of it, I am not in the proper position and I did not hold the authority to suppress the wrongdoings of my colleagues, and it is very depressing to know that until now, I don’t know how can I resolve the issues or slightly minimize the occurrence of corruption.
In addition to this, business is considered as a discipline that requires too much interaction on both national and international scales. Thus, for better communication to occur between members of the same/ different discourse communities, it is of great necessary to transmit messages either through verbal or non-verbal interaction using one or more skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Therefore, whatever skill is performed, learners are required not only the linguistic competence, but also being aware of the cultural aspect that may break down the
Supply chain strategies have to be formulated by taking into consideration the functions of the logistics partner. iv. Education a. Adapting complex ERP systems to optimize processes but not having the skilled resources to operate the systems is a major challenge for logistics providers as well as software companies. A handful of resources can fulfil the techno-functional roles required in logistics sectors today thus it important to train more resources and make them capable of managing these complex systems.
At first glance, both Francois and the sales staff are not working in harmony or synchronized together. Indeed, leadership is a relationship based on mutual exchange between leaders and followers (Iszatt-White & Saunders, 2014:107). Knowing that the new manager lacks in product knowledge of IT industry and managerial experience, the team are sceptical about his arrival and they don’t necessarily look up to him at first. He still manages to learn quickly the product range and manufacturing processes but his acceptance among is still unproven. Thus, by applying Hogg’s social identity theory, we see from the follower’s perspective why they have a hard time with Francois.
Participants explained the challenges when leading peers. As clinicians they seldom question their peer’s practices, so as a leader they have difficulty confronting their peer’s behaviors. Participants noted that the major reason they cannot lead their peers is because they do not want to be seen as the bad guy for enforcing the rules. Participants shared that it was difficult to lead their staff because they had no prior leadership or work experience. Most of the participants only attend an educational institution compared to subordinates that had years of leadership and military
4.2 Personal Skills 4.2.1 Objective 3.1 To identify strengths and weaknesses Objective 3.2 To select and follow activities to learn and improve performance In any working environment you are always going to have strengths and weaknesses and it was up to me to identify what these strengths and weaknesses were. As I came in to a job role that I had very minimal experience in a lot of what I was going to do were weaknesses. I had never worked with the software we were using in VMware, and I didn’t really have much experience with server provisioning. Fortunately, my team were very patient when it came to my learning. I was eased in slowly and they always ensured that I fully understood what I was doing.
“We will all have experienced or observed the following stages in this journey: ignorance, awakening, denial, guilt reduction or displacement behavior/tokenism, conversion and finally, integration” (Keekok, McNeil 2000). Community of project management demonstrates all of the above stages. As I understood from my study my company is experiencing one of the beginning stages of the journey. There are not many project managers who are entirely ignorant of sustainability matters, but the rest despite being aware of the subject, will believe that its out of their control to take any actions to promote sustainability, as its not depicted in the budget, nor it is part of their job. Especially in our company, unless the project carries some part of social welfare or sustainable development aspects, managers will not even discuss with clients or senior management the issues of sustainability in order to not potentially alienate them.
Although it was a great experience, I cannot say I am completely satisfied with the learning system we created. In one hand, the internal feedback on the knowledge is rudimentary and subjective. We could not come up with a systematic and objective feedback system because of the short time we had. On the other hand, after creating the system, I did not see how the members are using it regularly, outside of the test environment, because, after finishing, we immediately shifted focus and went to the next project. However, I assume it is similar to
the book named ‘The Owner’s Manual for Personality at Work’, team was defined as an integral part of how an organization work, and coworkers were often found themselves being thrown together with other coworkers to pursue a loosely defined goal (Howard & Howard, 2001). Generating more profits was the organizational goal that the Board members are pursuing, but sharing of the common goal had not happened as Latifa was not prepared to execute the plan as per discussed. Without shared goal, management and employees are unable to plan actions and carry out the plan systematically which could have caused havoc in the organization. With the price hike and economic uncertainty, by dismissing the employees
Most often, only menial tasks were assigned which do not really enrich one’s expertise in the practice of the profession. At times, I am even left with no tasks despite notifying my supervisors. It is for this matter that I strongly recommend strengthening the internship programs in the accountancy profession. I consider internship program as one of the crucial points in honing one’s skills and abilities essential in the workplace. While my internship experience may not be similar to that of the others, I suggest that there must be a standard imposed to all internship programs of firms accepting interns.