Type: Process Essays
Sample donated: Michael Long
Last updated: February 18, 2019
In my understandingmanaging people in organizations is the department that enables managers tohave a better understanding of the interchange between administrationactivities in the business procedure, and it is something very importantnowadays because it is a way to produce the best outcomes and accomplishefficiency and effectiveness in the organization. Efficiency and effectivenessare two words that are commonly misused and misinterpreted for the way theysound. However, they are two different words with both a different meaning.
Thedifference between those words is that efficiency is about doing things rightin an optimal way while effectiveness is about doing the things right.Efficiency and effectiveness in management are essential in order to pursue thecompany’s mission. Management theories areimplemented to help increase organizational productivity and service quality.Not many managers use a singular theory or concept when implementing strategiesin the workplace1.Concepts and theories relating to people management include personality, perception, communication,motivation and group dynamics. In which every one of them has their own meaningand purpose. Some years from now and based on the concepts and theories I canclearly imagine how will it be. Before all else, to be more precise and to givea better understanding of the meaning of culture and core values which areessential for every company.
Culture is something that constantly surrounds anindividual in its workplace; it is something that shapes your pleasure forwork, relationships with people, and your work processes. However, culture canbe seen only through physical appearances in a working environment. Culture canresemble with personality, where on the one hand a person’s personality iscomprised by the qualities, interests, experiences, and habits that create aperson’s behavior and on the other hand organizational culture is comprised bythe life experiences employees have had and has been shared to the organization.
Culture has particularly impacted the entrepreneur, administrators, and otheradministrative staff because of their leadership and strategic directions. Moreover,core values are what it exactly sounds it means that is the center and it isimportant for a company as it benefits it by supporting the visions, shapingthe culture and reflecting what is valuable by the company. Core values provideadvantages to the organization which could either be internal or external suchas helping it in its decision-making processes and also it teaches customersand potential clients about what the organization is really about and clarifiesthe identity of the company. To startwith, the working environment I imagine will definitely be a workingenvironment consisted of people with different nationalities and cultures, inwhich every one of them has their own personalities and way of working. But nomatter how they are they should all be accepted for the way they are becausethey are still people who have their own rights and obligations. Most of thetime people of different nationalities are underestimated because othersbelieve that they can’t do everything for what they are and it’s something thatshould decrease and not increase as time passes by. To begin with, a great wayto build a strong culture within the working environment is to show and makepeople feel how it feels being underestimated for what they are by doing somekind of activities since we know that racism has been a big problem over thepast few years between people of different nationalities.
Another importantelement that makes a great company culture is by having employees know thevalues and mission of the company. As Mark Zuckerberg says “ifan employee isn’t committed to the mission, it just becomes another job. Andwhen it’s just another job, it usually means the employee isn’t happy. On theother hand, when the employee is on board with the mission, they’re engaged inthe job and want to help the mission succeed, thus helping the company succeed”2.
Which means no matter what the employees do if they don’t enjoy it then what’sthe point of continuing the job? But whenemployees are passionate about the values and mission they are dedicated toaccomplishing the goal. Before hiring people we should ask them thereason why they want to work and how well they fit the position, in order toknow how serious they are about what they will be facing afterward. In addition,employees should always work as a team and not as individuals to avoid competitionand any kind of disputes in between them.
By working together there is agreater possibility of accomplishing their mission. Furthermore, as companyleaders, we should focus more on the achievements rather than the failures ofour employees. It’s something that can make them feel more comfortable andhappy because they know that they have made the right thing and became part ofthe company. Every company has its own goals andobjectives that are meant to be achieved sometime. As its future leader, therole and responsibilities that I would take in action are those that I amconfident of and will definitely lead to adequate results. As mentioned above,failures should never be taken as a disadvantage for an employee; everyonemakes mistakes and learns from them. It is very important to celebrateemployee’s success so that everyone can see how well they have done, themilestone they have achieved.
It is a great way to enhance assurance and keep employeesengaged. Also, another way to achieve company goals is by hosting brainstormingsession where every individual may take part in the creation of a project bygiving their own ideas. That way they will start feeling much more appreciatedand that they are really a part of the company’s development and at the sametime the company will benefit from the knowledge of the company team. Thoughproject must be broken into smaller ones since we know that it is difficult foran employee to complete a project as a whole, it’s best to be separated intogroups where each of them will be assigned differently. When the group hascompleted their project within the deadline given, the next step is to analyzeall of them and focus on the mistakes so the next time they can be ready incase a big project comes.
Staying focused is as well a way of accomplishment, aswe know each company has different goals which could either be long-term orshort-term. As the company grows and new members enter it, it gets moredifficult to keep in track of the goals since they haven’t witness pastsuccesses and failures of the company. In order to keep everyone on track, itis important that the team stays focused and works hard so that they can reachtheir goals and objectives altogether. I believe that the previous mentions areessential in order to achieve in the company’s needs, of course, we know that therea lot more ways that lead to achievements, but given the chance, those are thethings I would take in action. Conflicts and disputes are somethingnormal within a working environment which is bound to happen and cannot beavoided.
They may happen for a variety of reasons such as feeling lack ofappreciation, jealousy, promotion opportunities, competitiveness, salarydisputes, pride, and ego in between employees and so on. Of course, it’s best tostay away from them as much as possible, because no matter how small themisunderstanding is we never know what could come next. If such case happens weas individuals, should maturely approach the situation and try to resolve theissue. A communication process should be taken in action in order to solve thedisputes and conflicts. The first step to conflict resolution is to discuss thesituation and be specific; it is a great opportunity to listen to both sides ofexplanations.
Secondly, it should be discussed how the conflict may impact inthe working environment and the employees. Apart from that, the reason of theconflict should also be discussed in order to find ways to solve the issue. If nothingis done it could lead to unexpected situations and lastly, employees shouldalways remember not to make any work issues to personal issues. To conclude, it is very important for aleader to develop good management skills and organizational competencies withinthe working environment in order to get the best possible results and achieveefficiency and effectiveness. By building a strong culture in the working teamnot only will the company succeed in its goals and objectives but also thewhole team will be happy and contended giving it a small possibility forconflicts and disputes to occur.