Tag: Organising People

Partnerships with people

Organisations ought to consist of people working together in an atmosphere of open co-operation. At first glance there doesn’t seem to be any commonality between a major producer of chemicals and a...

Flexible Working Patterns

Today's working world is dramatically different from that of the past. Charles Handy in his book, The Future of Work (1984), warned that the old patterns of work were breaking down and that new...

Creating an effective organisational structure

The Coca-Cola Company is truly global, and its main product is recognised and consumed worldwide. The Company organises and structures itself in a way that reflects that fact. At the same time,...

Organisation and management structures

Managers are people who steer an organisation towards meeting its' objectives. Management has been described as: 'the process of planning, organising, leading and controlling the efforts of organisation members and of using...

Working arrangements

In the past large sections of the workforce worked on full-time permanent contracts. This was typical of most large British companies. Since the 1980's however, we have seen the development of a...

Management structure and organisation

Managers are people who steer an organisation towards meeting its' business objectives. Management has been described as: 'the process of planning, organising, leading and controlling the efforts of organisation members and of...

Delegation and decentralisation

Delegation involves handing out responsibility to individuals in an organisation to make decisions rather than everyone having to be told what to do by top managers in a hierarchical way. This is...

Methods of management

Management has been described as getting things done by other people. Managers have responsibility for enabling an organisation to achieve its objectives. They are therefore responsible for planning, organising, and controlling organisational...

Contemporary work patterns

The UK economy is characterised by a relatively high level of flexibility in work patterns when compared with our continental neighbours. The work force is roughly split between male and female employment,...

Human resources planning

Human resources are the people that work for an organisation, and Human Resource Management is concerned with how these people are managed. However, the term Human Resource Management (HRM) has come to...

Making the labour market work better

The New Deal Unemployment is one of the worst social evils. It saps the self-confidence and motivation of those it affects directly and has knock-on effects for all members of society. By under-utilising...

Involving employees in meeting corporate objectives

Introduction Effective Human Resource Development (HRD) involves matching an organisation's needs with the needs of its employees. For example, an organisation's corporate objectives may include being within its own industry: the market leaderthe most...

Building human resources to provide a foundation for growth

Introduction In the modern business world, organisations must deal with rapid change. These include new technologies, e-business, and new and different types of competition. Organisations also have to handle customers' requirements. In many...

Tarmacs functions working together towards its mission statement

Introduction Tarmac was formed in 1903 as TarMacadam Syndicate Limited. The original name came from the developer of the modern road construction system John MacAdam. It is now part of Anglo American plc....

Using a range of management styles to lead a business

Introduction For organisations to develop they require a direction. The people who manage the business provide the direction. Taking responsibility for making decisions and running a business well is a skill. Businesses place considerable...
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