The question of placing faith on the concept of competition alone to maintain principles of free-trade as well as serve the consumers well has been a subject of much debate. The divergent trends in various parts of the world economy and the associated promise of social equality need be taken into account in this discussion. This is particularly relevant in the United Kingdom, where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) goods and services are increasingly becoming key contributors to the GDP. Here, powerful and state-of-the art digital technology is being integrated into the marketplace, making the latter undergo a phase of transformation. The rest of this essay will delve into arguments in support of a regulatory framework for this new and crucial ICT industry.
In this digital age, information technology (IT) is providing a new medium to finally unite society and integrate and mould disparate components of industrial organization. According to a British management . . . Read More
There have always been many difficulties in catering to the needs of Patients with Chronic Complex Health Care Needs. The rising prevalence and morbidity associated with chronic medical conditions across the world has prompted a re-evaluation of the procedures employed to manage the condition as well as exploring new training methods for educating patients to take care of themselves. This report looks at one particular disorder – asthma – and tries to evaluate a new plan of education, devised to educate patients to scientifically and effectively use the inhaler. The patient participating in this study will be referred to as Lisa in order to maintain confidentiality. But first, a glimpse into what is the state of existing patient education systems is warranted.
Healthcare institutions concerned with respiratory disorders have been in existence for many decades now. In the case of the United Kingdom, the Asthma Training Centre . . . Read More
The term ‘supervisor’ refers to a person who assigns work to subordinates and oversees their activities and performance. In management the first line managers at operating level are called ‘supervisors’ because it is the primary duty of first line managers to supervise the employees engaged in the basic operations (also called operating workforce) (Ahuja, 2005, p.225).
In management, the term ‘supervision’ means overseeing the subordinates at work by their superiors. It is the function of leading, co-coordinating and directing the work of others to accomplish designated objectives. It refers to the direct and immediate guidance and control of subordinates in the performance of their task (Sharma, 204, p.110).
ROLE OF SUPERVISOR IN AN ORGANIZATION
The role of a supervisor in an organization has been shown below: Fig. Role of Supervisor (Sharma, 204, p.111)
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Introduction: Ireland, in spite of carrying several disadvantages compared to its more prosperous neighbours is finally on the ascendancy. While the European Union as whole goes through similar fortunes and the vagaries of economic development is similar across the region, Ireland seems an exception to this rule. If the Foreign Direct Investment is taken as a key indicator of economic progress and political stability, then Ireland has shown some promising signs over the last few years. The rest of the essay is an attempt to understand the conditions that have aided such economic . . . Read More
The role of nurses within the healthcare industry has always been a pivotal one. Increasingly, nurses have started assuming greater significance in providing necessary technical assistance as well as adding a humane touch to the patients and their families. An area of particular interest is leadership in nursing mental health, as greater number of people is seeking assistance for psychiatric and psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, senility, etc. In this context, an analysis of the wide . . . Read More
Globalisation, and the effect that it has had on the theory and practice of selection and hiring personnel, has attracted the attention of numerous researchers and practitioners alike. Although problems and challenges associated with expatriation are at the centre of international human resource management (HRM) practice and discourse, the assimilation of superior business processes associated with the concept of impatriation (hiring foreign nationals for fixed-term temporary employment) is not widely adopted. This is true of many corporations that are based in the UK and the US as well, even though they “rely heavily on impatriates to develop and sustain their economies” (Woska, 2007). What follows is an overview of factors to be considered and provisions to be catered during the process of hiring employees from a global pool of workers.
Moreover, since the employment of a foreign national involves political formalities, the hiring process should be designed in this . . . Read More
In the book The Time Bind, the author tries to decipher a paradoxical phenomena of the modern times – while more working parents state that they would want more time for their household duties and responsibilities, ever growing number of them are spending greater lengths of time at the workplace. In spite of the fact that there is no monetary or peer pressure to opt this lifestyle, many working parents (both men and women) are choosing to spend more hours at their workplace that results in a partial neglect and irreverence for family life. Arlie Hochschild tries to demystify this situation by studying and interviewing the employees of Amerco.
It was initially believed that fears of competition and layoffs had compelled workers to put in longer hours so as to retain their place in the organization. But this alone cannot explain this widespread phenomenon. Some experts were of the opinion that the addition of new family members in the form of children will increase . . . Read More
Integrated Marketing Strategies are also described as “loyalty” or “relevance” marketing, or as “targeted direct marketing”. This is a systematic method of getting access to the presently available potential customers for Paramount Studios. It relies upon building, maintaining, and sensitively using a customer-focused database. Such a database allows the organization to change seamlessly from a product focus to a marketing focus – and finally, to the true customer focus that builds customer satisfaction and loyalty.
In the campaign designed . . . Read More
The initial orientation program followed by subsequent skills training is a key factor in the successful execution of organizational plans. A retail store presents particular sets of challenges associated with these two key processes. While orientation programs present a macroscopic vision of the corporation, the training program endeavors to achieve a well-defined set of goals. In this regard, both are equally important in order to achieve the company bottom line. The rest of this essay will foray into key aspects of these programs and will provide a general design framework for any successful . . . Read More
Thesis: Significant differences between the worlds of social marketing and commercial marketing mean that the transfer of commercial marketing concepts into the social marketing arena poses a number of problems to the social marketing program
Andreasen defines social marketing as “the application of commercial marketing technologies to the analysis, planning, execution and evaluation of programs designed to influence the voluntary behaviour of target audiences in order to improve their personal welfare and that of society”. However, significant differences between the worlds of social marketing and commercial marketing mean that the transfer of commercial marketing concepts into the social marketing arena pose a number of problems to the social marketing program (Andreasen, 2000; Bloom and Novelli, 1981). The rest of this essay will explore the inherent differences between these . . . Read More