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Employee Promotion, Goals, Stronger Team, Stability & Benefits

Here is the second part of business management question for this week.

1. Anyone who is able to be promoted is an employee who has set goals and accomplished them.

Explain why you agree or disagree with the above statement and support your response with references.

2. Supportive colleagues can only make a team stronger.

What does the statement above mean? How and why supportive colleagues make a team stronger? Support your response with references.

3. In order for a person to commit to a company for a career they must feel there is some security or stability within the company.

What is job security? Support your response with references.

4. Companies that invest in employee benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance as well as 401k and even pension plans can provide a great deal of satisfaction to employees.

During the recent recession, organizations started cutting employees' benefits, increase the costs of medical insurance, and some experienced pay reduction. Have you experienced any of the items listed and what is the impact on your moral and employees moral?

If you have not experienced what would you do if any of the items listed above occurred to you?

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ON PROMOTION, JOB SECURITY, AND RELATED CONCERNS:

I. Anyone who is able to be promoted is an employee who has set goals and accomplished them.

Explain why you agree or disagree with the above statement and support your response with references.
ANSWER:
DISAGREE:

Reasons:
- Promoting an employee is placing him in a higher position in which he would have a bigger responsibility. This may mean: wider scope of job, more challenging/difficult tasks, more valued task (when it comes to contribution to the company), and at times greater number of people supervised. As such, the bases include: commendable performance in a current job, appropriate and adequate qualifications as to knowledge and skills, desirable work attitudes and behaviour, and ability/willingness to learn things other than those he used to perform in his existing or current job. Performance in a job is commendable when pre-determined goals are attained. Hence, performance in a current job is only one among the many factors considered in promoting a particular employee.

- An employee who has been meeting the goals and objectives in relation to his job does not mean that he is already capable of performing larger and more challenging jobs. His capacity may only be in a particular job where he is placed. Example 1: a good clerk/secretary may not necessary qualify as a supervisor of secretaries. His skills and knowledge may only be appropriate and enough to the position as a secretary and not as a supervisor.

Example 2: A Financial analyst may excel in the performance in his functions such as analyzing financial statements, forecasting financial performance, proposing investment projects, but not as a finance manager.

REFERENCES:

Robbins, Stephen P. and Coulter, Mary (2002). Management. Pearson
Education (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Bohlander, George (2007). Managing Human Resources.
Thompson Learning.
Mathis, Robert and Jackson, John Harold (2008). Human
Resource Management. Thompson Learning.

II. Supportive colleagues can only make a team stronger.

What does the statement above mean?

ANSWER:

- A team is effective and strong when all the members are supportive. What prevails in them is a spirit of unity in terms of strategies, techniques, and tactics in meeting the goals and objectives of a team.
- Supportive colleagues can only make a team stronger. This means that they are only capable of contributing ...

Solution Summary

The solution helps with business management problems. Concepts covered include employee promotion, goals, stability and benefits.

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