For our organization to establish a greater presence on Kava, we must come up with strategic plans that are effective. Managers should focus on planning and enquiring before coming up with a decision and solution to ensure all matters arising from a certain problem are taken care of. According to Dunphy and Stacy (1990) objectives of any decisions made should also be carefully considered. Three important steps should be followed by our organization. The first one is formulation. Our organization should come up with its strengths and the influence we have. Based on these strengths, we should formulate a plan that will help us in achieving the goals we have set. Our managers should consider which markets to enter and which ones to exit, and then come up with competition strategies. Secondly, while planning an organization should implement.
The process of implementation requires careful planning. Measures taken should aim at achieving our company’s goals and objectives. Our employees should aim at working hard to penetrate in the wider market place. Responsibilities should be well allocated to employees. All heads of departments should ensure that their members work to attain the targets set. The heads of departments should also ensure that they supervise the progress of the implemented plan and where necessary, they can review it. This is because our organization may find some plans are not as urgent as others. We may need to first work on the short-term plans and then later on we can work on the long-term strategies. The implemented strategies should be incorporated with the business plan (Dunphy & Stacy, 1990).
One of the factors that will determine the organization’s implementation decision is the performance that we have had. The performance our organization has maintained will be useful because it will help us gauge what we can do and what we can achieve. It is always important to sign a performance contract with each department. Through the performances, we will be able to set achievable goals, and thus come up with the necessary plans. Performance in the past years will also help us implement plans that will enable us to aim higher as an organization.
Secondly, a business plan will be a factor to consider in decision implementation. A business plan contains the organization’s expectations both short-term and long-term. It contains all details about us. Therefore, whatever decisions are implemented, they should fulfill the business plan. Note that decision implementation could not only focus on the organization but also the environment and community. Take for example infrastructure; it will not only benefit the organization but also the community around. For our set objectives and implemented plans to be successful, it is important to have strong managerial body. This project should be given to people with the required skills and competent employees. Any project needs a strong foundation and by having a dependable team of employees, the project will be well coordinated.
It is worth noting that because, this is a company project and not a departmental project, all departmental heads should ensure that they work together. Each department will play a role in determining the success of the organization. The organization should also be able to work with any changes, for example if there are floods and the project takes another dimension. Since this project is located in a place where disaster can hit anytime, in its implementation plan, it should have a reliable insurance policy (Sun & William 2010.)
The organization requires resources and actions for decision implementation of the proposed solution. One of the resources needed is a team that has knowledge of disaster management. As we know, the project is located in a place where there are attacks by hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, fires, earthquakes, and tornadoes among others. When the team working on this project has basics on how to handle disaster, it will be easier to work on this project. The organization should also have a managerial team with knowledge of risk management. During implementation, funds should be set aside for risk management. The organization requires a team that is cooperative and committed. This can be enhanced through team building. The organization should also see to it that they work well. This is an action that could help in attracting more sponsors for the project. Considering the task involved, the organization should aim at working with stakeholders who will have an influence on achieving the objectives of the implemented decisions. This does not mean necessarily that these individuals should have top ranks, instead these are people who are focused on their work. They should be given responsibility for a task that will affect the project. These individuals are resourceful because they understand and are aware of the urgent need and importance of establishing a greater presence of the company in Kava.
Other important actions to consider are roles and responsibilities. They should be allocated to persons who are responsible and committed to their work. This is the reason why a company should have a record of performance for its employees. Secondly, the company should be specific on empowerment and decision authority. It should be clear who allows various decisions to pass. This will enhance order and avoid conflicts. Thirdly, actions on compensation and incentives should be put in place. Insurance should be given to employees who work in Kava considering it is a risk. Allowances for working in this hardship area will also be an important action. This motivates the employees. Lastly, it is important that the organization’s structure is well placed. Avoiding bribes and corruption for people to be promoted or to be given responsibility should an action be taken.
The greatest influencer of success or failure in a team is the leadership. If the leadership is not wise and strong, then the whole organization will be affected. It is therefore important for the teams that will work in Kava to have a reliable leadership. It should always be able to listen but be very careful with implementing decisions. Leadership is always accountable for anything that happens related to the company, be it with their knowledge or without. The organization should be ready to adapt to change. Changes can also be made in leadership and management.
Resources available should also be put into consideration during decision-making. Some of the resources include money, time and machinery. It is important to have in mind the amount of money required to run the project as compared to the source of funding and the cash flow (Dunphy & Stacy, 1990). If the project’s expenditure goes higher than the income, some expenses should be Dunphy cut off. If not so, then the organization should get more sponsors. Secondly time is an important resource. Consider the duration required for the project to run and the time available. Maximize the duration when there is calmness of the sea. Thirdly, ensure that as a company there is the presence of strong and reliable machinery. Ensure that human labor is also available where necessary and that at no one time will there be a pause in the project because of lack of resources.
Some of the stakeholders in our organization are investors, sponsors, the government, customers, the media and suppliers among others. Some of the ethical implications from the stakeholder’s perspective include corporate social responsibility, management and leadership, sustainability and employees’ welfare (Sun & William 2010.) Every organization should have ethical responsibility. Political influence is also a perspective that stakeholders have. They want to know if our organization is political, does it have any politician learning it or is it supporting any political party. Under employees’ welfare, the stakeholders do want to know if the employees are in good health and if their rights are being violated. According to Sun and William (2010) under corporate social responsibility, the stakeholders will want to contribute to the control and maintenance of the organization, for example how profits will be handled. They also contribute to ways in which funds to run the company can be increased. One of the greatest interests that stakeholders have is the management and leadership of an organization (Dunphy & Stacy, 1990). This is because the success or failure of a company depends on its leadership and management. Stakeholders want to be involved in the process of appointing managers and leaders. They will attend the company’s annual general meetings and anniversaries. They also contribute to some of the company’s policymaking.
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Sun, William (2010), How to Govern Corporations So They Serve the Public Good: A Theory of corporate Governance Emergence, New York: Edwin Mellen, ISBN 978077343863.