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Privatization - 2,101 words
... opriate techniques to use, whether in the wealthier countries of Latin America or the poorest countries of Africa. In this section our group briefly reviews recent privatization developments in each major region of the developing world, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America. International and International Privatization Group estimates. Latin America has led the developing world in terms of the pace of its privatization, although central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have recently begun to implement massive programs. In 1992, transactions in Latin America accounted for about one-third of the developing world's total, up from less than 10% in 1988. Latin A ...
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Wellness For The Employees - 1,041 words
There are many reasons for the employees to get involved in a wellness program. Whether they like it or not overall wellness will affect their everyday life, at home as well as at work. The fact of the matter is that people that are in good health are usually more coherent and are able to enjoy more out of life. With more incentive going towards corporations paying subsidies to encourage employee participation there is increasing demand by employees to have a wellness program implemented. A study of health risk data and medical insurance claims at a paper mill in Canton, North Carolina, revealed that the Canton employees who had taken part in a health and fitness programs spent an average of ...
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Gain Sharing - 996 words
Employers are often faced with the challenge of looking for ways to boost productivity and profitability while at the same time, motivating employees to accomplish organizational goals. For many employers, variable pay plans have risen to meet this challenge. A variable pay plan ties pay increases to increased performance and productivity. One of the more popular group variable pay plans is called gain sharing. Under gain sharing pay programs, both the employer and the employee benefit from increased productivity. Therefore, gain sharing has often been referred to as a win-win pay program since it is an incentive strategy that ties pay to productivity. Gain sharing is a type of incentive pla ...
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Creating A Statement Of Vision - 1,061 words
Today's companies are faced with an exponential amount of change. Mission statements, goal setting, and planning methods of the past are no longer producing acceptable results. Successful companies are now achieving breakthrough objectives through utilizing a technique of discovering their core ideology, stimulating progress through an envisioned future, and seeking support by the alignment of intellectual capital. Mission statements are becoming more than a series of manipulative words arranged to have a soothing tone. They have become statements of vision, and the companies who adopt this technique are becoming visionary companies. Visionary companies depend on a core ideology, which consi ...
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Creating A Statement Of Vision - 1,045 words
... r time. As a manager plays favorites with employees, they unknowingly increase supervision on those they perceive as being weak. The weaker employee views this as a lack of trust and feels that his performance cannot live up to the expectations of the manager. Managers usually do not realize what they are doing and often believe they are helping by providing more supervision to the weaker employee. The employee often seeks comfort among co-workers who are more sympathetic, which in turn, tends to bring down the whole team. The strength of teamwork is an important asset to a company pursuing a shared vision. Studies have shown that, "teams can often leverage individual talents into collec ...
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Tqm - 1,479 words
A new type of structure is being used in many organizations today. That structure is labeled Total Quality Management (TQM). This approach involves guaranteeing that an organization functions with a commitment to quality and continuous improvement in meeting its consumers needs. With any type of change there will always be a number of bumps in the road which slow down the process that can help a company increase the workers morale, production, profits and over all positive environment to conduct business. The pressures of the cutthroat market place has pushed companies backs against a wall and to compete on a global scale new ideas have to be explored. The purpose of a TQM program is to ampl ...
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Autocratic Style Of Leadreship - 1,607 words
Autocratic business leadership in a recession This essay will address the question of whether the autocratic style of leader is the best type to have in an economic recession. After giving a definition of what an autocratic is, and what an economic recession entails, the reasons why this is the best style of leadership will be addressed. The points in favour to be examined will be; that quick decisions are reached, there is efficiency, a clear chain of command and a lack of sentimentality. Also, one good example of an autocratic leader will be included. Then the reasons why this leadership style may not be good will be looked at. These will be; the over dependency on one person, the frustrat ...
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None Provided - 1,088 words
... ned service quality. Carman,in his article 'Assesment of SERVQUAL ' states that ;" replication of the PZB analysis found most of the dimensions they recommend.'This was the case even in professional service settings.Validity checks suggest,however,that these dimensions are not so generic that users of these scales should not add items on new factors they believe are important in the quality eqution.Further,we recommend that items on courtesy and Access be retained and that the items on some dimensions,such as Responsiveness or Access be expanded where it is beleived that these dimensions are of particular importance."(ibid) In another research study using the SERVQUAL dimensions Taylor(1 ...
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Johnsonville Sausage Co Group Case Study - 1,762 words
Johnsonville Sausage Co. a wholesale producer of sausage products based in the small rural town of Johnsonville, Wisconsin, has grown from a family home with a store front[to a business that experienced] $50 million [in sales] in 1985[and has grown to] a business of well over 500 employees (case 1). Originally a retail based operation founded in 1945, the company decided to focus the efforts of its wholesale operations in 1965, with Ralph Stayers return from Notre Dame, where he had completed a bachelors degree in business. At this time, Ralph, who was officially named president of the company in 1978, and his father took a long hard look (case 1) at the companys retail and wholesale endeavo ...
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Scientific Management - 1,980 words
The increasing application of Scientific Management principles of work organisations to services is, despite its limitations, inevitable and irreversible. Discuss. From the outset of this essay it is necessary to define the basic principles of Scientific Management in order for the statement to be fully understood and why if at all such a practice is inevitable and indeed irreversible within a service industry context. The underlying belief that scientific management, or rationalisation= , is able to provide the basis for separating management from the execution of work. The rationalisation of work has the effect of transferring functions of planning, allocation and co-ordination to managers ...
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Corporate Culture - 1,699 words
Introduction Corporate culture is the shared values and meanings that members hold in common and that are practiced by an organizations leaders. Corporate culture is a powerful force that affects individuals in very real ways. In this paper I will explain the concept of corporate culture, apply the concept towards my employer, and analyze the validity of this concept. Research As Sackmann's Iceberg model demonstrates, culture is a series of visible and invisible characteristics that influence the behavior of members of organizations. Organizational and corporate cultures are formal and informal. They can be studied by observation, by listening and interacting with people in the culture, by r ...
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What Is Leadership? A Complex In-depth Analysis - 2,166 words
... do it, when to do it, where to do it, and who's to do it. In task behavior the leader engages in one-way communication. Relationship behavior is the extent to which the leader engages in two-way or multi-way communications. This includes listening, facilitating, and supportive behaviors. In relationship behavior the leader engages in two-way communication by providing socio-emotional support. Maturity is the willingness and ability of a person to take responsibility for directing his or her own behavior. People tend to have varying degrees of maturity, depending on the specific task, function, or objective that a leader is attempting to accomplish through their efforts. To determine the ...
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The Role Of Conciliation In Industrial - 1,142 words
... relationships between the disputants. By assisting them in resolving their problem, the manager can facilitate constructive handling of conflict situations that may go well beyond the current problem. Through mediation, entities have the opportunity to re-establish trust which had been lost throughout the dispute in order to maintain close-knit working relationships now, and in the future. Emphasis On Compromise Mediation also fulfils the function of emphasising and inhibiting compromise in a dispute. The mediator can exert several influential strategies that will ascertain compromise for disputants. Provis (1997) puts forward several tactics to achieve this objective. For Example, makin ...
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Organizational Culture - 1,383 words
Every organization develops a core set of assumptions, understandings and, implicit rules that govern day-to-day behavior in the workplace. These concepts placed together are generally known as organizational culture, because they often refer to the internal environment of major corporations. Organizational culture by definition is a "system of shared values, assumptions, beliefs, and norms that unite the members of an organization" (Bartol, 91). Corporate culture aligns employee behavior, develops organizational commitment, and provides social workplace guidelines. Culture should be a "system of shared meaning," and composed of the "key characteristics that the organization values" (Finley, ...
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