Challenges and opportunities A quick look at few dramatic changes now taking place in organization1. Old employee getting old2. Corporate Downsizing3. Temporary working employees4. Global competition5. War on terrorIn short there are lot of challenges and opportunities today for managers to OB concepts. 1. Globalization to Respond Organizations are no longer constrained by national borders, world become globalvillage. • Increased foreign assignment
Transferred to your employer’s operating division in another country, Oncethere, you’ll have to manage workforce, aspiration from employees, andattitudes from those you are used to back home • Working with different people Working with bosses, peers and other employees who were born and raisedin different culture, to work effectively with them you’ve to understand howtheir culture, geographic and religion have shaped them. • Coping with Anti-capitalism backlash “soak the rich” means fine should be charged with respect of income youearn.
Managers at global companies have come to realize that economicvalues are not universally transferable, need to modify by managers toreflect economic values in those countries they’re working. • Overseeing Movement of jobs to countries with low cost labor In a global economy, jobs tend to flow to places where lower cost providebusiness firms with a comparative advantages • Managing people During the war on terror An understanding of OB topics such as emotions, motivation, communicationand leadership can help managers to deal more effectively with theiremployees’ fear about terrorism 2.
Managing workforce diversity The people in organization are becoming heterogeneous demographically, Workforcediversity= whereas globalization focuses on differences between peop le fromdifferent countries, mix of people in terms of gender, age, race, and sexualorientation. Embracing diversityChanging US demographicsChanging management philosophyRecognizing and responding to difference 3. Improving Quality and productivity World added capacity in response to increase demand.
Excess capacity translate inincrease competition, is forcing managers to reduce costs and, at the same time;improve the organization quality and productivity. 4. Improving Customer service OB can contribute to improving an organization’ performance by showing that howemployees’ attitude and behavior are associated with customer satisfaction. 5. Improving people skills Designing motivating jobs, how creating effective teams, techniques for improvinginterpersonal skills 6. Stimulating innovation and change
Victory will go the organization the maintain their flexibility, continually improve theirquality and beat their competition in market place. An organization’s employees canbe major block in change, the challenge to the manager to stimulate their creativityand tolerance for change. 7. Coping with Temporariness Survival for the organization, is need to move fast and flexible and innovative in theirproducts, jobs are redesigned, task are done by flexibility, trained old employeeswith new technology, better understanding of change, overcome resistance tochange, create organizational culture 8.
Working in network organization Global working through one link i. e. INTERNET, technology changes the people towork together and communicate at thousand miles, people can work from their homeand non office locations. 9. Helping employees Balance work-life conflicts Flexible Working hours, reporting time, creating opportunities for employees, jobsecurity, design workplace and jobs 10. Creating positive Work Environment