Challenges and Opportunities of Ob
A quick look at few dramatic changes now taking place in organization1.Old employee getting old2.Corporate Downsizing3.Temporary working employees4.Global competition5.War on terrorIn short there are lot of challenges and opportunities today for managers to OB concepts.
1.Globalization to Respond
Organizations are no longer constrained by national borders, world become globalvillage.
Increased foreign assignment
Transferred to your employer’s operating division in another country, Oncethere, you’ll have to manage workforce, aspiration from employees, andattitudes from those you are used to back home
Working with different people
Working with bosses, peers and other employees who were born and raisedin different culture, to work effectively with them you’ve to understand howtheir culture, geographic and religion have shaped them.
Coping with Anti-capitalism backlash “soak the rich” means fine should be charged with respect of income youearn. Managers at global companies have come to realize that economicvalues are not universally transferable, need to modify by managers toreflect economic values in those countries they’re working.
Overseeing Movement of jobs to countries with low cost labor
In a global economy, jobs tend to flow to places where lower cost providebusiness firms with a comparative advantages
Managing people During the war on terror
An understanding of OB topics such as emotions, motivation, communicationand leadership can help managers to deal more effectively with theiremployees’ fear about terrorism
2.Managing workforce diversity
The people in organization are becoming heterogeneous demographically, Workforcediversity= whereas globalization focuses on differences between people fromdifferent countries, mix of people in terms of gender, age, race, and sexualorientation.Embracing diversityChanging US demographicsChanging management philosophyRecognizing and responding to difference