Thursday, October 24, 2013

Are Conflicts Personal or Situation? (HRM)

I guess most people have experiencing conflicts throughout their lives. These conflicts can be between family  members, colleagues at work or friends etc.  I have no exception as well. Conflicts happen around me all the time. Conflict resolution skills are becoming more important when societies enjoy more freedom and empowerment than ever before. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Is Value Too Bookish in Reality? (HRM)

Every management book always talk about value in their early chapters. However, the question is :How values actually impact on the business practices in real life? As my personal management hero Jack Welch said "Value are just behaviors--specific, nitty-gritty, and so descriptive they leave little to the imagination. People must be able to use them as marching order because the are the how of the mission, the means to the end--winning." Companies should not be able to function properly without clear, logical and consistent value statements in theory. But is it?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Practical Based Learning

This is the first blog entry after I have started working in an industry-leading company in Australia. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to observe and learn their business practices. This allows me to analyse their practices by using wide range of theories in different areas. These areas are Human Resource Management, Marketing, Corporate Innovation, Client Relationship, Organisational Change and Strategic Planning. It is very important to note that these areas are closely relate to each other.

Of course, there are other important areas: Accounting, Financial, Information Technology, Engineering, Quality Control and Logistic, which I am not able to obtain enough data to analyse their practices.  

Short reflection entries will be provide regularly into these 6 core areas. I hope that readers can relate their own experience to these reflection entries. Most importantly, please provide their ideas and comments to contribute the whole learning experience.