FOCUSING ON PEOPLE THE KEY TO SUCCESS
FOCUSING ON PEOPLE: THE KEY TO SUCCESS
It is a common saying in today’s organizations that the success depends on
people. The ‘people’ of
course are the organizational team members and stake holders. Focusing on the
right individuals and
stakeholders is important for the success of any organization.
Today our main focus will be on the people; an actor in organization, the key
resources for the success
of any organization. Every organization has some objectives, goals, mission&
vision. For achieving
these goals & mission, they use different inputs to get desire outputs. The
people in different
department/position in the organization are the key actors to meet the
organizational goals. Only these
people can make difference when you compare your organization with the other
today’s environment, getting the latest technology is not a big deal. Even
arranging finance is not a
problem, if you have a good idea/project. The biggest problem will be to
attract/find and retain right
people. Any organization can make a difference provided they have right people
and organization is
managing them well. But it is nor so simple. People and organizations are so
complex and remember
that every person is different from one and other. So managers/leaders must
understand the people, their
behavior & situation.
One should have target to engage good team to achieve the organizational goals.
And keep in mind that
good team are only build with a good leadership. Leader is one who motivates the
employee and aligns
them towards achieving the goals in a better way. Research tells us that success
comes from putting
leadership, people, value, goals, relationship, culture and community first.
People in the Process
People are the most important asset of an organization. The basic task of a
manager is to be people
oriented. Poor people management is an important contributor to any failure of
It is need of today’s organization to convert the organization from machine
based and economically
driven paradigm to more people driven, community-based and values-driven. And it
will be only done
through people working in the organization as a cohesive team.
Importance of HR and Managers
Some organizations treat the employees as cost. Basically these
organizations are dying organization.
We know that employees are the asset and high performing organizations treat
people as valuable
strategic assets. So managers/leaders must ensure that people are treated as
Organizations trade in product, knowledge, service, innovation, and
relationships. All these things are
carried out by people. All organizations use different resources like land,
finance, people etc. But the important resources any organization can depend is
the human Resource
and they is the typical human capital organization can be prod off.
Why a Human Capital Environment?
People are the capital of an organization and create difference with
knowledge, creativity and
relationship. All this is done by the people. So what does it means? It means
“people” must be
managed/treated as asset, invest on them and protect them, and not to treat tem
as cost. Because human
are the unique form of capital.
What is Important?
The direction of the employees is also important and set the state of mind
towards work. It is also the
responsibility of manager/leaders to set the focus of employee in work and
engage them with some
creative work and motivate them to achieve organization goals. Also create the
sense of importance to
Developing and Sustaining A World-class Workforce
_ Increasingly Diverse
– Diversity will allow us to compete and
win locally and globally. Diversity in
workplace is very important and brings synergy in the organization. Team members
with different backgrounds, with different skill sets and different exposures
critical and have positive impact.
_ The Changing Nature of Work
– Economy base has moved from
manufacturing to services. Keeping in view the
changing landscape of the world business, organizations have started thinking
shifting from manufacturing to services orientation.
– Job flexibility for employees. With the
changing work environment, flexibility in the
job is increasing. Organizations are more concerned about out put and delivery
than time spent by the workers and more flex scheduling is becoming common.
– Growth of outsourcing is yet another
trend. Organizations are going for outsourcing
most of the secondary tasks rather than doing themselves to improve
_ The New Employer-Employee
– Employees can not expect long-term
– Employers thus can not expect
– Employers trying to build a new kind of
relationship: an employer-employee
About the course
The course is designed to develop the understanding & knowledge of “the
Leadership and Team
Management” concepts and the skill sets necessary for performing the team leader
today’s dynamic and competitive organizations. The course will be divided into
components, the Leadership and Team dynamics. In the first part the main focus
will be on Leader,
Followers and situation to understand the concept of leadership and in the
second half of the course
we will try to understand the team dynamics.