Case Study about Human Resources Key Performance Indicators
Abstract: The article brings out a proposed strategy map and respective key performance indicators (KPIs) in human resources (HR). The article provides an overview of how HR activities are supported in order to reach the partial goals of HR as defined in the strategic map. Overall the aim of the paper is to show the possibilities of using the modern Balanced Scorecard method in human capital.
Introduction: Many companies have implemented tools for measuring their performance in order to stay in business and come in contact with tough competition. Organizations must face not only to more demanding conditions but in the current period to the world financial crisis as well. Due to these reasons, the organizations are forced to measure performance of the organization and contribute to the stability of the organization in today´s competitive environment. Organizations try to measure performance according to the financial drivers but in the recent period top leaders attempted to find new performance indicators which would take the “wind from sail” to their rivals in the market. Keep reading…
Case Study for Chhukha Hydro Power Corporation Limited, Bhutan
Abstract: This research report provides the findings of different views of the employees in connection to conducting the performance appraisal in the organization. The findings showed that there are many factors related to the implementation of performance appraisal effectiveness. Those factors are purpose of performance appraisal methods for conducting performance appraisal; the process itself, the appropriate rater’s feedback, setting measurable indicators andperformance standard, rewards and pay, and the most important is the support from the top management.
Background of Research Study: Performance appraisal may be defined as a structured formal interaction between a subordinate and supervisor, that usually takes the form of a periodic interview (annual or semi-annual), in which the work performance of the subordinate is examined and discussed, with a view to identifying weaknesses and strengths as well as opportunities for improvement and skills development. In many organizations – but not all – appraisal results are use, either directly or indirectly, to help determine reward outcomes. That is, the appraisal results are use to identify the better performing employees who should get the majority of available merit pay increases, bonuses, and promotions. Keep reading..
Introduction: The relationships between culture, sensemaking, identity and strategy are important to -understand when formulating and implementing organizational strategies. This Case Study details how the collective action of sensemaking influences strategy formulation and also, how strategy influences the process of sensemaking. Hence, sensemaking provides not only a basis for strategy development but helps to understand how the development and active management of the culture and identity can provide organizations with a competitive advantage.
Definition: On their own, culture, sensemaking and identity have fairly simple definitions; the “shared meanings and understandings of an organization,”i the process of the social construction of meaning within that organization and, finally, the unique features that differentiate an organization. However, when viewed as a set of combined forces, this triumvirate plays a key role in the way strategy is shaped and defined. The crucial factor for understanding the role of culture, sensemaking and identity for strategy is the employee of the organization. Keep reading..
After immense criticism, the Swedish government requested an investigation concerningthe construction industry. The report concludes that the inactive competition within the construction industry entail that the industry continuously delivers the same products, in the same way.read ahead
A Study about Analysis of Organizational Culture and Structure as a Basis for the Implementation of Knowledge Management
In the commercial world of today Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning are supposed to be indispensable prerequisites for the competitive ability of companies. Organizational learning can be considered analogous to individual learning. It is based on individual learning processes and means a change of organizational structure and/or culture with the aim of surviving in the dynamic environment. Organizational learning should be systematic and should include all the people concerned. Managers, in particular, have the potential to change an organization and therefore they should act in an exemplary way.
Introduction: Today’s business is characterized by rapid technological developments, intensiﬁed terms of competition and self-changing values. Organisations can only remain competitive in this dynamic ﬁeld if they change. Therefore, a systematic interaction of both organisational learning and knowledge – known as knowledge management – has become an important matter for organisations. It seems that the existing structures and prevailing organisation cultures, in particular, have an essential inﬂuence on the success of these eﬀorts. This article shows that organisational learning can be undertaken in a deliberate way and that people play a leading part in this process. A case study illustrates and improves the theoretical comments and gives a lot of tips for real use. Keep reading..
Introduction: The organization chosen for this case study on organizational communication is a small political activists’ organization for which the writer of this paper once volunteered. The organizational communication problem encountered was that the volunteer supervisor did not have projects ready during the scheduled volunteer time slots, and despite a thorough interview process to determine skill-need matches and prior verbal scheduling of volunteer times, this problem persisted for months. With the lack of a communication plan, the consequence was a diminished enthusiasm for the cause and growing level of frustration causing this writer to cease volunteering for the organization despite having a true belief in its mission.
Knowledge: The major problem in this case study was that the volunteer supervisor was engaged in so many projects that she did not invest the time to communicate projects to delegate to the volunteer. Most volunteers for this organization worked on updating databases, solicitations, and mailings. This writer’s volunteer emphasis was on writing and doing special projects. Therefore, it was only through horizontal top down communication from this particular supervisor that these special projects could be delegated. Keep reading…
Case Study about Social Media Use in the City of Ottawa
Background: The City of Ottawa started to experiment with the use of social media tools during the spring of 2008. The initiative is being led by the E-Media team within the Corporate Communications Branch, in partnership with the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department. The first efforts focused on R&D and some fundamental information sharing using RSS.
Innovation: Using social media tools is really not about the tools. The tools are innovative, new, and different from other tools used in the past, but they are still just tools/technologies. The fundamental innovation is in the approach to work – pooling the knowledge, expertise, and skills of employees from across the organization to work jointly on shared goals and objectives and to conduct their business in an open and transparent manner that is subject to the scrutiny of others. Keep reading…
After second world war, most of the countries in the world had to face the problem of industrial development. Japanw as worst hit and the industrial units in Japan were going from bad to worse and it was necessary for Japan to put their shattered economy back to the rails. To do so modern concept of quality control came to Japan after 1945, from USA, but it was only after 1955 that this system of management of quality control was actually implemented to the company from the bottom of the organization that could also share in the quality control function at the workshop level. Quality circle provides the employees at the bottom level to proceed towards the top level with opportunities to perform effectively and solving the daily problem of the unit.
Introduction: In older times, during the post world war the Indian workshop and industries were generally practicing older concept of system to manage the scientific techniques, as a result of following the older concepts unwisely a barrier of mistrust, individualism and non-involvement of different levels of manpower and management has been erected between the important sections of the organization.For example, during the post second world war era Japan wasworst hit by the above mentioned crisis and the individual units in Japan were going from bad to worse and it was necessary for Japan to put their shattered economy back to rail. For that they had to wipe out their poor image of quality, with the help of somequality management experts from America, namely, Dr Deming, DrJuran.
The case study is one of the popular pedagogical tools largely used in Management Schools throughout the world. It is a story about an incident or how a business manager or entrepreneur has handled that situation or incident. It is the factual description of the situation prevailing in an organization.
Through the case method, a teacher is able to sensitize the students about the real life situations, which exist or could prevail in an organization. As the future managers, how they have to face that situation and take the decision, which may resolve the issue of the organization is being exposed through cases.
It is used to assess the theoretical understanding of the subject among the students. Through the case, the teachers and the trainers try to establish the practical application of theoretical knowledge in solving the organizational and managerial problems. It helps the students in their self-Learning process.
Through the case, a problem situation is presented and requires the students to assess the facts out alternatives and come out with the best alternative solution for the future course of actions. Click here to read more…
There is no question that the traditional workplace, with its emphasis on internal competition and individual star performers is undergoing a transformation. Management experts and researchers are suggesting that the successful organization is one characterized by effective teamwork, and leadership rather than management. Organizations are realizing the importance of developing teams that can work in a coordinated, efficient, and creative manner. Read more to know the common mistakes in the process…