Religion in the Workforce

Policy formulation in the public sector differs considerably as opposed to the private sector especially in human resource management. Numerous factors come to the fore in both sectors majorly the ownership and the ideal practices. More over, employees in the public sector tend to have more freedom of choice and are not bound by strict guidelines but rather look into the constitutional framework and the governmental policies for guidance. The policy difference is also informed by the goal orientation which is different because the public sector works towards service delivery unlike the private ...

Nestle Distribution Network Development

The main aim of the research is outlining of the general tools and trends, which are inherent to the current supply chain management of Nestle in China. Currently, the skillful organization of the supply chain in business is the key success factor and the tool of getting the competitive advantage in the competitive market the 21st century. In the light of the computer technologies, this factor is the heart of business activities due to the fact of the rapid technological development and the increasing demands of the customers. The importance of the supply chain may be supported by its initi ...

The Effects of Work Related Stress

Stress is a condition that refers to adverse reaction that people have as a result of excessive pressure or other forms of demand, which is placed on them. Stress in the workplace differs from the normal pressures which can be motivating to employees. In addition, the workplace stress can have detrimental effects to the health of workers and can reveal itself through the physical health problems, such as, anxiety or depression. Few people will talk about stress. However, at the workplace, when employees are stressed, they are not be able to understand how to tackle the issue and may have a fee ...

The Physical Design of Work Environment

This research seeks to find out how physical design of the work environment affects employees emotionally, socially, and physically. In a modern day working environment, the arrangement of offices and places of work in general is very critical. For most firms, the organization of work place constitutes the second largest item in financial overheads after the expenses on compensation on human resources for its services. This clearly demonstrates how vital the physical environment of a work place is to the management of any firm. The physical design of an office is usually composed of the two ty ...

Organizational Behavior and Teamwork SLP1

McGregor developed theory X and theory Y to explain motivational behavior in organizations.These theories can be used to analyze and to understand how managers use employees’ levels of motivation in their management principles and in the assignment of tasks. The management principles, decision making and team work is thus founded strongly on the foundational understanding of theory X and Y. Relevance of Theory X and Theory Y in Workplace Theory Y principally presumes that employees generally like work and enjoy exercising self-direction, self-regulation and autonomy. The Y theory contends th ...

Effective Communication in the Workplace

Effective Communication within the Workplace In the fast-paced world that we live in, communication has become a way of life, especially within the business environment. From a manager’s point of view, communication is the key to the success of many objectives and goals set by individuals and upper management. Unfortunately, management at every level is experiencing increased tension and uncertainties from lack of communication within the workplace. “Therefore, the need for new strategies such as listening preparations, which includes the mental, physical, and behavioral aspects required for ...

The Social Networking Sites

David Disalvo wrote the article ‘Are Social Networking Sites Messing Your Head?’ In his article, he mainly focuses on the characteristics of the people who participate in social networking sites. The writer observes that in the recent past, use of social media, especially social networking sites and blogs, has increased dramatically. This means that people are interacting more and more without limitations of geophysical boundaries. There is no doubt that social networking sites are not only facilitating how people communicate but also making people busy. This debunks an earlier perspective by ...

Workplace Diversity Discussion Three

Introduction A modern manager may be successful to the extent of his or her sensitivity to the uniqueness of modern workforce which comprise of people from different backgrounds. The modern workplace is characterized by men and women of different gender, ages, ethnicity, races, stature, language, social class, religion and culture. For teamwork and harmonious working relationships to be created and maintained, managers must be sensitive to the prevailing diversity and then train all workers to be aware and avoid all forms of prejudice, discrimination and even violence. (Mor Barak, p.6) Any man ...

Workplace Diversity

Gender refers to the state of being male or female, which is defined by the society. Societies assign different roles to male and female which they are expected to adhere to. According to DeLaat (2007), gender issues can be described as difficulties that people go through. This occurs when what people think they are or should be does not reflect what they feel inside themselves. The conflict is fueled by being restrained from performing a particular duty/function simply because they are male or female. This act leaves many depressed, feeling isolated, defective, confused, misunderstood, differ ...

Workplace Communication

Explain the difference between task-oriented and relationship-oriented leadership behaviors. Both styles have their advantages and disadvantages and can be used effectively within an organization depending on the situation presented. The difference between task-oriented and relationship-oriented leadership behaviors consists in issues they are focused on. The first approach means that a leader is oriented on the work that needs to be done in order to achieve a desired goal or to fulfill a particular capacity rate. On the other hand, relationship-oriented leadership behavior approach is aimed a ...