Identify and analyze three major business trends that have or could have a significant impact on management. Use current research to support your analysis. Explain if and how answering how managment addresses these trends.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 5:37 am ad1c9bdddf
The major trends identified that have a significant impact on management include the following:
? Advancements in technology
Innovative technology strengthens today's corporate infrastructure. As a result of organizations constant need to reinvent themselves, new technology has transformed the way in which management interacts with staff members to ensure everyone is on the same wavelength. Many organizations can attribute most of its success to continuous re-development through change implementation. Technology is the driving force behind change management which is one of the most important factors in organizational management (OM) and organizational development (OD). A manager has a responsibility to ensure organizational processes are functioning properly. Smooth organizational processes are only guaranteed if management integrates the necessary upgrades. For example, several years ago, personal computers (PC's) used floppy disks, long before the "Flash, thumb, USB, or junk drive" (which are commonly used terms to describe a "disk"). When computers began to make the transition from floppy to flash drive, floppy disks struggled to operate effectively, as a matter of fact, putting a floppy disk in a computer that once contained a compartment for a floppy disk would freeze instantly and cause a PC user to shut the computer down altogether and reboot. As the computers were transitioning, PC users had to automatically use the new disks instead of the floppy and possibly risk losing a significant amount of data because floppies were becoming obsolete. This example is relatable to how management must automatically upgrade their services for employees and consumers in order to ensure a smooth transition from "old" processes to "new" processes. This is one of the main problems managers face which is anything relating to change. Employees who have used a system for several years find it difficult to adjust to change regardless of the positive impact the change could have on the organization as a whole.
Nevertheless all change is not ...
Business Management and Facility Expansion
The Uniform and Linen Leasing Company (U&L) expansion plans include building a manufacturing facility in a small town in Alabama to manufacture cleaning products as well as perform research and development for new products. By locating their facility in this town, U&L will receive substantial tax benefits in return of providing over 600 jobs. The local community members have started campaigns against the building of this facility fearing "a potential for serious environmental problems." The environmental problems cited, range from toxic waste and pollution to destroying many of the major attributes of the major river located in the area. What solutions would you suggest regarding the social responsibilities and the latest "go green" trend? Include benefits for U&L as well as benefits to the community.
Research related to environmental problems from similar manufacturing plant their major competitor, Cintas, and make recommendations.
Create a PowerPoint presentation addressing the community. Include supporting evidence for the location of the facility, such as Geographic analysis, Population density, pros and cons of location and benefits for the company, benefits for the community suggested solutions regarding the social responsibilities and the latest "go green" trend.