All entries for Sunday 30 November 2008

November 30, 2008

Oragisational learning

While studying organisational learning and demings and efqm I never thought of similaritites between them but as I work on my PMA I realise that these topics are quite related. I cant stop staring at my screen when i see similarities between the plan do chk act cycle and the single and double loop.  Never did it strike me that all three ol and deming and efqm  emphasize on continous improvement and team work. Would I have known how knowledge of variation could probably help an Learning Organisation adapt to External Surrounding.

Can a Leader be Nice

I have been discussing with Paul and also wondering on my own if a leader can be nice.  After going through so many team meeting and seeing so many different people lead I realised a team leader can be nice but he needs to know how to get work done and achieve goals. If she/he feels he or she is being taken for granted then I think thats where one should draw the line. All my team members are "NICE" good leaders but some know when to draw the line and some of us are learning including me. I have seen it in my personal experiences outside school that sometimes being too nice can lead to being taken for granted which is disasterous for a leader.

Performance appraisal and GE

I do not quite like the method of firing people who are in the last 10% slot in the company. I do agree that they do not fit there and they probably have other jobs that suite them but this is not always true. Sometimes it could happen that after all the bad ones are gone you will be firing the good ones who come in the slot. This will make the environment very competitive.This can lead to office politics and probably be a disaster for team work.

I really want to see if there is a good team in GE or not. And if there is how do they manage any competition which could exist.

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