A Case Study about Motivation and Productivity in Academic Libraries
Abstract: Library assistants, made up of Para-professionals (Senior Staff) and junior staff, constitute over 50% of the total workforce of the KNUST Library. The contributions of these assistants to the efficient and effectiverunning of the University Library System is of primary importance.This study aims at finding out how best to motivate these library assistants of the KNUST Library with a view to enhancing their performances and productivity. An analysis of answers to questions pertaining to the sex, age, working experience, educational qualifications, job satisfaction, prospects for promotion, performances on the job, relationships, communication and discipline is made. Factors impeding higher motivation of the assistants are also identified. Suggestions for higher motivation are finally made to enhance staff performance and service delivery at the KNUST Library.
Introduction: Management is the form of work that involves coordinating an organization’s resources – land, labour and capital-toward the efficient and effective accomplishment of organizational and personal goals. Setting specific, achievable goals, which are essential for the efficient operation of any organization, is the major responsibility of management. An organization cannot accomplish its set goals unless its members achieve their personal goals such as financial benefits and job satisfaction. In the same way, members of an organization cannot continue to achieve their personal goals unless the goals of the organization are also achieved. Keep reading…
A real life case where one Senior Divisional Manager could convert every adversity into opportunity and transform a low performing and notorious Division into a well disciplined and high performing Division achieving high growth in all key result areas consistently for three consecutive years – that too despite his serious physical ailments. Shri B.K. was posted as Senior Divisional Manager of Tanjore Division of LIC, South Zone. The Division was biggest in the Zone in geographical area and in terms of number of branches.
A rural division in Central Tamilnadu’s predominantly agricultural belt it was considered to bea “backward” Division in terms of productivity of sales personnel and in terms of new business. But the Division was ‘well known’ for various other reasons. There was a strong and militant trade union who had a strong hold over the staff, a ‘strong’ and militant agents union who regularly threatened the management and enforced their will on the Branch Managers and Divisional Management. Keep reading…
A Study about Effects of Deregulation and Vertical Unbundling on the Performance: Electricity Generation Sector
Abstract:~ We study whether the 2002 deregulation and vertical unbundling of the Chinese electricity sector has boosted productivity in the generation segment of the industry. Controlling explicitly for sources of price-heterogeneity across firms and for firm-fixed effects, we find deregulation to be associated with a reduction in labor input and material use of 6 and 4 percent, respectively. This effect only appears two years after the reforms, is robust to alternative ways of identifying restructured firms, and to the nonrandom selection of restructured firms using a matching estimator. Input use of new state-owned firms that start operations two years into the reform period does not differ significantly anymore from input use of private sector entrants.
Introduction:~ We study whether the 2002 deregulation and vertical unbundling of the Chinese electricity sector has boosted productivity in the generation segment of the industry. Efficient operation of electricity plants is particularly important in China for several reasons. The manufacturing sector accounts for an unusually large share of the economy and it requires reliable and ever increasing amounts of electric power. Half of all provinces have suffered rolling brownouts in the last decade because of local capacity shortages and refusals of producers to generate electricity when generating costs surpassed regulated prices. Total electricity demand continues to grow and new capacity is constantly added. Keep reading..
Case Studies about Agricultural Biological Diversity
Background: The programme of work on agricultural biodiversity, adopted by the Conference of Parties in decision V/5, makes provision for case studies on various topics to identify management practices, technologies and policies that promote the positive and mitigate the negative impacts of agriculture on biodiversity, and enhance productivity and the capacity to sustain livelihoods. Keep reading..
Case Study about its Causes and Effects to Different Industries in Bangladesh
Abstract: Productivity is very important issue for an industry or organization. There are several factors on which productivity of an organization mostly depends upon. Employee’s turnover is one of them which is considered to be one of the challenging issues in business nowadays. The impact of turnover has received considerable attention by senior management, human resources professionals and industrial psychologists. It has proven to be one of the most costly and seemingly intractable human resource challenges confronting by several organizations globally. The purpose of this research is therefore, to find out the actual reasons behind turnover and its damaging affects on the productivity of different industries in Bangladesh. The authors of this paper were visited and studied several local industries both from government and non-government sectors in Bangladesh and observed the suffering for turnover problems. The objective of these case studies were to find out the actual reasons of turnover, its negative effects and possible recommendations that could be helpful to the local industries for their productivity and market share.
Introduction: Today’s competitive business world, it is considered to be an important task to manage employee turnover for any organization. Naturally people want diversities in his/her everyday life; seeks for new and challenging jobs and good working environment in job place. To provide these things to the employees in an economic way is very difficult and cumbersome. But it is also crucial for any organization to retain its talented employees. Every organization wished to have high productivity, fewer turnovers and to be profitable. Managing turnover successfully is a must to achieve the above goals. Reading more…
A Case Study for Publications of Interest to Forensic Economists
Abstract: This feature of the Litigation Economics Review provides an annotated listing of recent publications which may be of interest to forensic economists in their consulting work and research. The articles have been selected by scouring the non-forensic economics literature, a literature that because of time constraints or narrow sub-disciplinary interests is not likely to be visited as frequently as many of us would wish.
This study uses longitudinal data to examine whether becoming a U.S. citizen leads to higher wages, either immediately or by accelerating wage growth. For young male immigrants, becoming a U.S. citizen has allowed them to gain access to public-sector, whitecollar, and union jobs, and hence then wage growth accelerates – consistent with removal of employment barriers. The faster wage growth of immigrants who become naturalized might also have an alternative explanation – greater human capital investment prior to naturalization, stemming from a long-term commitment to the U.S. labor market. However, the evidence suggests that wage growth does not accelerate and job access does not improve until citizenship is attained. A further finding is that the gains from becoming a citizen are greater for immigrants from less developed countries and persist after controlling for unobserved productivity. Keep reading…
Case Study about Organizational Culture and the Bottom Line
In the case of the XYZ Company, the dysfunctional culture was clearly impacting the company’s bottom line. The 40 year old XYZ company manufactures polyester film for industrial use. A couple of years before our involvement with the company, it was purchased. One of the new owners was an engineer and became the president of the company. The other had a financial background and became the CFO. The partners’ decision to purchase the company was based on projections of rapid growth and increased profits.
The new owners believed that they could achieve their goals of increased productivity, acquisition of new customers and profit growth by creating a more disciplined, standardized production system. In addition, they planned to build the capabilities of the workforce and create a culture of employee input and problem-solving. Their vision of the future organization was one in which all operators would contribute their input to process improvements and trouble-shooting. Keep reading..
Study about Performance Evaluation at Human Resource Department: Public Hospital
Abstract: The importance of the study comes firstly in terms of practical evaluation as it plays a vital role in assessing of employees performance in general and hospitals in particular. It reflects the statements of employees performance effects in succession of the hospital, the main elements of importance is evaluation to extent the increasing the productivity of workers and there compatibility between objectives of the Group itself and the goals of the health institution as hall. As for the study sample a random sample was exploiting of 60 employees in various departments. A questionnaire survey was distributed consisted of 60 questionnaire was distributed and retrieved 54 consisted of 90%.valid for analysis.
Introduction: It’s difficult to judge performance as on how it’s running without having many certain governor bodies of certain standards which able us to evaluate them according to common procedures. We make our judgments on the ambit of validity and integrity of these continue application to follow up these progress, whether it can be (Score) by a particular standard or through some one or a person representing these certain standard.Organizations as in general needs to obtain an on going assessment process of working towards achieving its set of goals and thus targets cant be achieved only and unless it has a lessons from previous experience learnt ,orprevious gaps of planning procedures that was not accomplished its missions particularly in employees performance . Keep reading…
All of us have habits. Some of our habits help us achieve, experience and model excellence, others hold us back from excellence. In a leadership context, our habits have amplified effects on those we work with – encouraging or inhibiting excellence in teams, processes, productivity, innovation and communication. So what might be some practical, everyday habits of excellent leadership? Click here to read 3 Habits of Excellent Leadership
Abstract: That bold claim on Aprimo’s Web site echoes the company’s own situation. The Indianapolis, Indiana-based company provides software and services that enhance the productivity and performance of marketing organizations. Its customers include Bank of America, Ericsson, Genentech, Intel, Merrill-Lynch, Sprint, Wal-Mart, and WellPoint. To stay competitive, Aprimo must keep its finger on the pulse of the marketplace and continually respond to changing requirements.
Challenge: Tim Sublette, Aprimo’s vice president of software engineering, outlines the challenge offering software as a service (SaaS): “Most of our customers still install our software on their servers—the traditional model. However, some companies, particularly in the midmarket, are reluctant to make capital investments. They want a SaaS option.” Providing such an offering would help Aprimo stay competitive in its current markets and appeal to other segments, so the company decided to develop a cloud-based, on-demand offering. Keep reading..