Management Paper Samples

Performance Appraisal System in SGS Company

Executive Summary This proposal entails an illustration of the fundamental issues that the consultancy firm will take into account in offering consultancy services to SGS (HK) Limited. The proposal identifies the strategic objectives that the company should take into account to revitalize its competitiveness. Additionally, the proposal identifies the issues...

Cultural Differences: How to Achieve Competitive Advantage?

Abstract In the era of globalization, cross-border mergers and acquisitions are playing vital role to expand brand in the competitive market for which the companies outgrow their original cultural boundaries. At the same time, there are many other factors for which companies get employees from different cultures, for instance, recruitment...

Crisis Management Process at Organizations

Introduction Definition Crisis management can be defined as a managerial practice that aims to help the company react to an undesirable event. A situation that could warrant the use of crisis management will most likely be of a scale that would cause disruptions in the normal operations of a company,...

Personal and Management Skills

Introduction Managers in the 21st century should have the necessary skills which will enable them to be effective in discharging their duties (Harrison, 2005, p. 7). According to me, effective management is necessary for an organization to succeed. Management is concerned with getting people together to accomplish goals and objectives...

Statistical Quality Control in Business Production

Introduction Statistical quality control (SQC) or statistical process control (SPC) refers to a group of analytical instruments and techniques used by process engineers to guarantee the quality of a process or product. Statistical quality control helps process managers to evaluate the quality of manufacturing course and solve emerging problems (Evans...

Total Quality Management’ Role in Organisations

Overview of Quality and Total Quality Management Various researchers define quality differently. For instance, perceived quality may be said to be the judgements of consumers about the overall superiority, excellence and value of an entity (Rowley 1998, 325). Reeves and Bednar (1994, 437) state that quality is excellence, value and...

Business Intelligence Systems Management

Introduction Business intelligence refers to the procedures and devices used to convert raw data into information that can be used in analysis.1 The term was formulated in 1865. It is associated with Richard Millar Devens. The scholar used the phrase to describe Sir Henry Furnese’s deeds. Henry was a banker...

Business Excellence, Its Perspectives and Models

Introduction Business excellence refers to exceptional practices adopted by organisations to achieve outstanding results regarding their performance and productivity levels. Businesses are regarded as flourishing if their strategies result in continuous financial profitability compared to others in similar lines of operations. The idea of business excellence is based on eight...

Total Quality and Stakeholder Management

The formation of total quality management (TQM) as an approach to the managing processes for projects and businesses started in the middle of the twentieth century (Zink 2007). During this time, the companies came to a realization that the concept of quality should not apply to goods and services exclusively...

Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice

Link the KM frameworks to key KM concepts and the major phases of the KM cycle Being able to acquire information fast, process it in q high-quality manner, and distributing it efficiently means improving both the organizational and production process within a specified organization. Therefore, knowing the basic KM framework...

Business Management Improvement: Information Systems

Introduction Business organizations play significant roles in fostering the growth of economies besides creating profits for the owners. The efficient management of business organizations is crucial for creating opportunities for growth not only for the firm but also for their respective industries and the overall economy (Ward and Peppard 72)....

Emirates Airlines Quality Management

Introduction Quality management has increasingly become an essential activity in business organisations, especially with the increase in the level of competition. Organisations need to manage and produce high quality goods and offer high quality services for them to be successful. It is one of the surest ways through which an...

Quality Management Evolution and Modern Methods

Quality Management was a natural offshoot of industrialization. Quality management became necessary to help reduce the quantity of defective products arising from production processes. Companies that managed to increase the quality of their products and to reduce defects in their finished products remained profitable. This report looks at the evolution...

Change, Coaching and Mentoring Fundamentals

Coaching Purpose of coaching and how it could be implemented in an organization Grow model is one of the most used methods of coaching. This model provides one of the simplest and powerful frameworks for coaching process. Through the Grow Model, it is easy for the employees to find their...

Strategic Leadership Role in Change Management

Executive Summary The most recent debates on leadership concepts tend to stress on leadership and innovation. Innovation is one of the key matters facing businesses at the moment. Innovation and generation of new ideas are important for product development and overall productivity. Every leader knows that an organization needs a...

Procter and Gamble Company: Development Issues

Introduction As social, economic, and cultural aspects of life keep transforming in the world, organisations need to understand that organisational change is becoming an irresistible factor in the corporate world (Adkins & Caldwell 2004). Organisational culture is a form of administration or control technique that companies use. Organisational culture involves...

Enterprise Resource and Material Requirements Planning in the UAE

MRP System The way MRP works in UAE enterprises MRP is usually associated with the management while it is more applicable to resources and manufacturing rather than to areas of business that deal with providing services. In this respect, it is necessary to analyse the integration of MRP system in...

Managing Information System

Acknowledgment I thank the Almighty Lord for granting me peace and grace in the period of my research. God has always been faithful, loving; he is a constant source of my endless love to him. May HIS love reign every day, AMEN. I would also like to express my sincere...

Quality Management Issues: Theory and Practice

Literature Review In today’s enterprises, quality management is characterized by the use of simple yet powerful tools that are designed with the goal of helping organizations achieve their production objectives (Mahadevan, 2007). An example of this is observed when considering Brakes India Limited (BIL), a well-known manufacturer of braking systems....

Innovation and Organizational Culture

They need to appreciate the role of leadership in an organization makes it imperative to look at the actual performance of companies in the market place as a source of learning for organizational leadership. This paper relates to four case studies from some of the most successful companies in the...

The Management and Organizational Dynamics

The modern perspectives of effectiveness The premises on corporate actions seem to have either clear or implied purpose of building managerial efficiency. In fact, the level of effectiveness is an expansive notion characterized by a number of perspectives. These consist of open system, organizational learning, high performance work practices, and...

Cultural Diversity and Group Relations in the Workplace

Executive summary Company (X) is in the process of diversifying its business operations into a new business environment defined by people from different cultural backgrounds. At the same time, the management of company (X) has realised that the performance of the company is on the decline. A study was conducted...

Dubai Customs’ Quality Management and Innovation

Abstract This study presents the relationship between the implementation of quality management systems and innovation in Dubai Customs. The study embodies a rich literature review on innovation, change, and quality management systems. The research uses personal interviews and self-administered questionnaires to collect data for a sample of five interviews at...

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company: Program Governance

Introduction Background In the current competitive business environment, companies are finding themselves in a very challenging environment where they have to fight for survival. They have to find ways of offering their customers unique products that meet their needs in the best way possible while at the same time lowering...

Management and Organization Development

Introduction Management development is the process that sees managers in an organization improve their skills, benefiting themselves and the organization (Rothwell and Kazanas 199, p.71). For the organization to succeed, the management team has to engage in individual management development (Rothwell 1998, p.81). When the management leadership is backed by...

Leading Change in a VUCA World

Introduction The events in the business environment are frequently compared to natural phenomena. Thus, similarly to cyclones and hurricanes, strong winds of change that were blowing in business turned into a real storm that was named VUCA. VUCA is an abbreviation from volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (Hollingworth 2016). The...

Downsizing’ Process and Effects

Introduction Downsizing in the corporate world is used to mean the process in which a company re-organizes its structure by bringing about layoffs in a part of the workforce of the company (Drew 4). There are several reasons as to why a company would decide to layoff part of its...

Middle Managers Driving Change in Organization

Executive Summary The current paper provides an analysis of the problem of implementation of change by middle managers in an organization, and the associated difficulties. The paper is based on a literature review. It was discovered that companies are required to change extremely fast to survive in the market and...

Performance Measurement Systems: Designing and Updating

Introduction Performance measurement is incredibly important in the public and private sector organizations. Indeed, performance measurement in the public sector has been playing a vital role in different governments around the globe since the early 1980s. For example, the American government developed the American Government and Performance Results Act in...

Observation Project: Process and Management

Introduction Our observation was meant to explore the impact of group leadership, problem-solving, and conflict management. We identified a group to observe, and this was a team of engineers in as constructing a firm ready to begin working on a project. The team comprised of an Architect (Mohamed), a Structural...

Knowledge Management Theories at Nokia

Introduction There are two kinds of knowledge. Gao, Li and Clarke (2008) refer to them as explicit or tacit. Absolute knowledge is transferable through physical media. It is quantifiable and firms can trade it. On the other hand, tacit knowledge has no definite formula. The transfer of silent knowledge can...

Frugal Innovation and Change Management in India

Introduction This is a reflective report, which captures thinking towards leading and managing change and promoting creativity and innovation within an organization. The report evaluates why change is so prevalent and so necessary for organizational success and survival. In this report, I make use of frugal innovation in India to...

Hexaware Technologies Company: Quality Improvement Issues

Introduction The business environment in which organizations operate today is frequently changing, and it is becoming more and more complex. Organizations, both private and public, feel increasing pressures that force them to react quickly to changing conditions and to be innovative in the way that they operate (Turban, et al....

Creativity Management: the Way to True Inspiration

Chapters One – Four Summary Chapters one through four covers the earliest steps to the creation of Pixar. The first chapter introduces Ed Catmull, who is the author of the book and the President of Pixar/Disney animation. It goes over his love of animation and his first experiments in 3D...

Impact of Training during Organization Change

Change within an organizational setting is a force that cannot be avoided, especially in the modern society where technology is increasingly redefining the manner in which things are done. According to Vinesh (2014), successful organizations have learnt how to manage change in a way that is not disruptive in nature....

Complexity Theory in Change Management

Executive Summary The organizational change is an integral part of every company nowadays. All organizations should be able to adapt to the rapidly changing environment. Globalization, technologies, pluralism, and multiculturalism are factors that predetermine the need to adapt to alternations to remain competitive in the sphere constantly. Managers may utilize...

Operations Management: Processes and Resources

Introduction Operations management (OM) is a faculty of management that is concerned primarily with supervising, designing, and controlling processes within a production function; the essence of OM is to redesign business operations, especially in light of producing goods while tendering services. OM takes into consideration the responsibility of underscoring the...

Service Industry Operations Management: Southwest Airlines

Introduction The service industry has undergone phenomenal growth over the past few decades. For example, the industry has created employment to a significant proportion of individuals across the world. The industry’s rampant growth has attracted numerous scholars, who are concerned with studying different aspects associated with it. One of the...

Performance Management System: Advantages and Disadvantages

Aim and Role of Performance Management: Increasing Value and Promoting Growth Although the concept of performance management is relatively new to the global business environment, it has already become an integral part of the corporate processes and the quality management frameworks in companies worldwide (Madjid 2014). The foundation of performance...

Management Decision Support Systems

Management decision support system is a platform that correlates volumes of data and information. Management support system is a decision-making tool that facilitates organizational operations. The architecture assists managers to understand, manage, organize, and redistribute, business processes. Management decision support system is not a decision model, but an aggregate component...

Quality Management: Dubai Excellence Awards

Over the last few decades, excellence models have become increasingly popular among business organizations. The strategies are used to facilitate competitiveness and reduce operational costs. The models achieve this objective by adopting methods used to assess total quality management principles and practices. The principles are made part of everyday operations...

Human Resource Management’ and Marketing’ Relations

Introduction The contemporary business organization is continuously operating within a highly competitive and uncertain market. As the business environment and situation continues to get complicated, people working with the organizations are seen as important elements to help in creating or enhancing the competitive advantage. Studies have indicated that employees’ job...

CRM Implementation in Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

The Study Background Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a new concept within the UAE banking industry. The industry studies indicate no appropriate CRM framework applicable in UAE, and most of the local banks are still using the traditional concepts (Liu, 2007). Moreover, foreign banks utilize the CRM framework developed from...

Contemporary Developments in Human Resources Development

Traditional Approaches to Human Resource Development (HRD) The major focus of conventional HRD practices is centered on the learning and performance viewpoints. The learning model postulates that learning is fundamental in the augmentation of personnel development and growth as well as capabilities (Lane, 2009). On the other hand, the performance...

Data Quality Management Systems

Introduction Data quality management involves the institution and dissemination of functions, tasks, and course of action as well as measures regarding the attainment, protection, distribution and giving out of information (Aebi & Perrochon, 2007). Data quality management not only involves the utilization of various tools for it to succeed but...

Diversity’s Effects on the Organization Performance

Introduction With organizations’ workforce becoming immensely diversified in terms of race or ethnic classes, it becomes imperative to examine how cute diversity management contributes to an ample performance of an organization. The paper argues that, despite the increased attention on the role of diversity in enhancing performance of an organization,...

Human Resource Management of the Japanese Organisations

Introduction Human Resource Management (HRM) practices in the Japanese firms were associated with economic prosperity in the past. Emergence of financial crises in Japan in 1990’s shifted nature of research conducted on the Japanese organisations. Scholars had earlier advocated for adoption of managerial aspects, upheld by the Japanese firms in...

Human Resources and Personnel Management Difference

Generally, personnel management used to refer to “the set of activities concerning the workforce which included staffing, payroll, contractual obligations and other administrative activities” (Difference between personnel management & HRM 2013, p.1). In this regard, personnel management is viewed as including various activities which concern workforce management and not resource...

Quality Management in Service Organisations

Introduction All business organisations are established to make profits by focusing on delivering quality and competitive products and services. The competitive nature of most business markets make it necessary for the management of business organisations to focus on obtaining optimal quality. Business organisations do not ensure quality simply to respect...

Personal and Professional Development

Introduction It is the aim of every education to increase their output and thus enjoy comparative advantage compared to other organizations. On the same note, organizations are aiming at reducing costs since they eat into their profits. It is important to note that among the most important inputs in a...

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Introduction Leadership in organizations involves controlling all the aspects of the organization and ensuring that human needs are well taken care of. Adapt of Texas has, for a long time, assisted the mentally disabled individuals in the community in inculcating effective leadership in various institutions. However, this organization is currently...

Corporate Governance Concept and Its Implications

Introduction Numerous authors have sought to define the concept of corporate governance over time. The nature of this concept, as well as its impacts on organisations, has attracted the attention of many scholars and students in the field of corporate management. The concept of corporate governance is a very broad...

The Art of Leadership

Introduction We sometimes ask whether leaders are born and not made. If we try to scan the pages of history, we find that leaders have their unique way of dealing with people. Psychologists posit that leaders have motives. For example, some have parents or ancestors who have been leaders, while...

Compensation for Employees

Introduction Compensation may refer to the act of awarding benefits to employees, for the services they render to the company. It is essential for an organization to reward its workers in order to develop a mutual relationship with them and improve organizational productivity. Compensation involves a process in which a...

Compensations Role in Human Resources Management

Introduction Modern organizations are constantly advancing human resources management to attain and sustain competitive advantage as well as increase returns. Studies indicate that adopting effective human resources practices leads to sustainable competitive advantage and increased returns in the organization1. The best human resource practices that have been identified as critical...

Information Technology Influence in Inventory Management

Introduction As technology has continued to change and improve over time, so to do the operational processes of corporations change along with it. In the case of inventory management, companies are no longer limited to processes involving log books, line of sight, and written labels to categorize and store products....

Motivation Role in Management

Introduction Motivation is the act of influencing someone to take an action to achieve a certain goal (Montana& Chanov, 2008). Motivation of employees depends on the nature of the job, the organization culture of the company and personal characteristics. In this case study, there are various theories that influence and...

ISO Quality Standards implementation in ADWEA

Introduction One of the most prominent features of the current structural changes in the economy and the society is the growing significance of the service industry (Blind 163). Active participation in these structural changes presents a great challenge for the service sector. In addition to ensuring quality service provision, service...

Dubai Port World’s Leadership Styles and Behaviors

Understand leadership styles Identify the factors that will influence their choice of leadership styles or behaviours in workplace situations Every employee at DP World has a certain level of responsibility in the organisation. These responsibilities are diverse, and every leader makes different decisions, based on the nature of their responsibilities....

The Division of Labor in Organizations

Introduction Division of labor is a principle of commerce mostly used in corporate labor. It is usually aimed at increasing the total output of work in an organization. It began in ancient times of early trading even before the 20th century and is still being practiced up to date (Littek,...

Multicultural Management in the Virtual Project

Abstract In this changing world, the traditional ways of doing things are being replaced with new and exciting ideas. The growth in information technology has particularly changed many business practices. Virtual workplaces are now possible and are increasingly becoming popular due to the preference by people to work at home...

Honda Company’s Innovation Management

Innovation approach to management takes on a four part process that ensures full control of performance of either a product or labor force. The process of management can be simply explained as a progression of preparation and control of activities. In the Honda Company the top management is mandated with...

Mergers and Acquisitions: Reasons and Consequences

Introduction Mergers and acquisitions are terms that members of the corporate finance world use to mean the strategy and management that involves buying and selling, consequently combining of various companies or business (Sherman and Hart, 2006). This is with the aim of helping such small companies grow faster without involving...

Human Resource Challenges and Future in the UAE

Abstract Managing human resource has become increasingly challenging in the modern society. Employees have become more enlightened through higher education, and this has made them more demanding. In the study, data was collected from Mr. Sami, the human resource manager at Al Hosni Gas in Abu Dhabi, through a Question-Answer...

Quality Management Systems Implementation in Practice

Current research According to Levine and Toffel (2010), quality management systems have evolved through many phases including quality control, quality assurance, and total quality management systems. However, current approaches to implementing quality management systems are based on the concept of quality, which enables organizations to provide services and products designed...

Hotel Chain’s Performance Management Plan

Introduction A performance management plan is an instrument used in businesses for controlling, assessing, examining, and reporting the advancement of organizational goals. It involves several procedures that are critical in its development. Firstly, there is a need to match the performance management plan with the prevailing business strategies. Secondly, there...

Gulfport Transit Company: Transformational Management

Abstract The essential purpose of this study was to explore the transformational managerial characteristics that are essential to successful global operations, using a case study of Gulfport Transit Company. This study utilized the deductive methodology of exploration method; whereby the hypothesis and the theories were planned in the wake of...

Role of the Total Quality Management in Business

Executive Summary Is total quality management enough for competitive advantage? The aim of this paper is to clarify the elements of TQM that are relevant for competitive advantages and to evaluate whether TQM is all that firms need to enjoy competitive advantages. The paper relies on a review of other...