Discuss about the Role Of Strategic Planning In Organization.
Regarding ethics, social, and environmental sustainability, I will analyze the manner in which Qantas instills a sense of equality and sustainability among its workers (Management, 2017). It has come to my attention that most workers in Qantas are protesting against poor pay and insecurity towards their jobs. It gets difficult to fathom how the management of Qantas view employees when its executive salaries sky-rocket. It is thus evident that equality and employee morale is low. Qantas lack ethical leadership. It is the duty of ethical leaders to ensure that workers are morally uplifted. There are many ways that Qantas can use to ensure that its workers are morally uplifted. Such methods include appreciation and better payment (Management, 2017). Moral leaders also help workers understand how to best manage themselves. Having noted that a lot of employee unrests are conducted in Qantas due to poor payment of employees and reduced levels of morale, I would recommend that the organization find ways through which it can:
- Regulate the egos, temper, and differences in its workforce to ensure that nobility is restored.
- Ensure that its leaders are visionary and possess a large amount of influence on the employees so as to influence personal change.
- Instill a sense of emotional intelligence in the employees through their leaders. That is one of the brilliant ways through which the organization can overcome management huddles. Qantas needs to understand that behind moral as a term is the meaning which dictates what is right and wrong.
From my point of view, it is clear that the ability to distinguish the right from wrong is considered elusive by Qantas. Such is true considering how the organization manages its issues to do with competing needs. It is quite elaborate in case of Qantas that employees do not feel valued by the organization. In such a case, trust for the leaders is reduced and workers don’t understand the direction of programs allocated for them (Price, 2011). Leadership should be about being effective and setting good examples.
For further recommendations, I would wish to use the case of Captain Planet and the Planeteers to draw vivid conclusions and lessons that Qantas Organization needs to learn from. Some of the lessons include:
Unity leads to rich diversity
The actual animation of captain planet combined a number of Planeteers. These individuals were ring bearers of the five elemental rings. The storyline clearly shows that the five Planeteers were chosen on the basis of their first encounters with natural issues. It is, therefore clear that a dynamic team is composed of individuals who are not mirror images of themselves. A team always brings together individuals with different experiences, skills, and knowledge thereby increasing the chances of problem solving. A group also ensures that members can learn a lot from each other’s experiences and also accept who they are (Kader, 2017).
The collaborative power
Collaboration is very important as a tool. Individualism only leads to retarded growth. For instance, when the Planeteers worked alone, they got things done slowly with their own elements. However, whenever they couldn’t get things resolved on their own, they summoned Captain Planet by combining forces. Such instances teach us that teamwork is more solid compared to working individually. We can deduce that from the saying, “to go fast, go alone; but to go far, go together.” By coming together as a team to fight towards the same course, a challenge that looks huge or risky is more bearable (Kaplan, 2017).
Building connections that are deep
The Planeteers had a sense of understanding and mutual respect towards each other. They treated each other as brothers. This mutual relationship and respect is fundamental. Such is due to the fact that the foundation of a team that is unshakeable is trust built in one another. It is the trust and the respect that glues every member of the group towards the common goal. Everything starts with trust, then respect.
Guarding the hearts
It is crucial to understand individuals do have differences. However, we are all the same in our hearts. In case the heart didn’t exist, all the other elements of earth, wind, fire, and water could be used for evil. The existence of earth instills the sense of care, empathy, and compassion human beings. With such, humans would be in a position to care for the Earth. In as much as opposite may be true, having the most sincere heart and purest intention can always establish connections between people through their hearts (McArthur, 2010).
Reflection on Rewarding Values
There are many rewarding values in relation to organizational success. However, I have realized that moral leadership is distinct and vital in relation to corporate governance. Organizations with moral leaders operate with a lot of ease. Moral leaders serve other. They also develop the ability to improve skills of leadership and self-esteem of workers subjected to them. Another rewarding of importance is strategic management. Strategic management is about being in a position to define the strategies of an organization. Strategic management also includes outlining choices that are supposed to be made by managers when it comes to setting strategies for their organizations. Policies associated with strategic management are always geared towards enabling organizations achieve better performance. According to personal understanding, I can describe strategic management as a continuous process with the capacity to appraise business organizations (Price, 2011). However, such organizations need to be involved in trade with other organizations. There are elements of strategic management which include:
- Environmental scanning
- Strategic formulation
- Strategic evaluation.
Having talked of strategic management, internal and external strategic analysis would not be as much valuable. Using personal terms, I can describe internal analysis as processes for the identification and evaluation of organizational resources as well as core competencies. In the same, issues regarding an organization's strategic objectives, mission, and strategies are discussed. This type of analysis also helps an organization its weaknesses and strengths (Price, 2011).
Reflection on Ethics, environmental and social sustainability issues in relation to Captain Planet article
Role of Ethics in Environmental Sustainability
The idea of ethics revolves around individual morality. However, ethics doesn’t imply propriety. Ethical constructs’ individual values are highly variable. The variability leads to immoral and moral ethical positions. People always have a choice which is always to be immoral or moral. Such is important in business organizations. Ethical behavior is all about considering what is ‘proper.’ It is also about understanding the meaning of goodness. Ethics can be categorized by creating the best ethical choices (Ethical Standards, 2017).
The article on Captain Planet instills a sense of inevitability of events. Such is because there is an emerging behavior of humans towards the planet. In other words, it is clear that humans are distancing themselves from the innate manifestation of earth. Since earth has long been fragile due to our activities, it requires humans’ affection and protection. On the other hand, in as much as humans have adopted the act of distancing themselves from human race, they have also thankfully adopted the concept of Botanic Garden. These gardens have slowly become vital links culture and bulwarks of sustainability of life on earth. However, the major concern today is not anything else, but the future being of planet earth. In a redefined term, organizations and governments are concerned with sustainable development that is environmentally sound. This is the only means of evolving development that is sensible for the sake of our planet and for our future. Globally, individuals are concerned with evolving Developmental and Environmental Education. This is the form of education where we are taught to produce more in a faster and better way (Pirtea, Nicolescu and Botoc, 2009). With time, environmental education has become another culture. It is all about understanding the environment, learning to protect the same, preserving natural resource, and using the same resources only when and where necessary. It is within the same framework of environmental soundness that the concepts of equity and ethics are introduced. Regarding the environmental cause of the article in study, it is clear that the ethical dimension of environmental protection is something that has been set aside. Such a trend is dangerous because the concern for humanity should be the fundamental requirement for sustainable life on Earth. By ignoring equity and ethics, we are offending the planet and also ourselves. In other words, we are damaging lives and the wellbeing of our future generations. As humans we need to come back to our instinctive culture which is set aside from being wild (Ethics, 2017).
In this case, analysis involves “Corporate Environmental Sustainability.” From the article about Captain Planet, it is clear that organizations have the capacity to control and manage and control the natural environment effectively. Such can be achieved through production, processes, and models. Such is also known as the “manageability of environmental impact” of an organization. We can also argue that the concept of organizational sustainability can only be meaningfully discussed if it is understood under three main conditions. Such conditions include the dynamics of market growth, complexity of ecosystems, and the structure of supply chain. Such ecological, economic, and industry-organizational conditions are associated with limiting the manageability of an organization with regards to environmental impacts. Environmental impact manageability and market growth rates are crucial in developing scenarios that would further illustrate the challenges and dynamics of sustainability in the mentioned setting. With increase in the term sustainable development, corporate environmental sustainability has gained momentum in the business world (Capabilities and Competences, 2017).
It is also evident that the aforementioned ecological, economic, and industry-organizational factors hinder the ability of organizations to align itself sustainably with nature. Issues relating to sustainability influence firms’:
- Dynamics and evolution of the markets in which the organization competes.
- Ability to manage the impacts of its environment as its position in the supply chain and a function of the complexity of its ecological systems.
On the contrary, accompanying the mentioned constrains with an organization’s limited ability to control its environmental impacts is vital. Such can help in explaining how organizations’ effectiveness concerning corporate environmental strategies can be undermined. The importance of sustainability variables can be illustrated by:
Mapping low and high rates of market growth to low and high levels of managing environmental impacts
Looking into the resulting scenarios shows how the development of more systemic green governance approaches is vital. Such approaches would support the alignment of ecosystems dynamics and market evolution to organizational strategies (Saxena, 2014).
By definition, social sustainability is a condition that is life enhancing in a given community. It is also a process within communities that leads to enhancement of life. From the highlighted perspectives, we can term social sustainability as a condition that entails equity of access to primary services. It also entails:
- Ensuring that generations to come won’t be disadvantaged by activities performed today.
- Protection and valuing of disparate cultures
- People’s participation in political activity in local levels.
- Communication mechanisms for collectively identifying needs and strengths. However, fulfilling such needs can be performed through political advocacy and community actions. According to several studies, the processes involved making steps towards achievement of the aforementioned conditions forms part of social sustainability.
Under social sustainability, it is crucial to understand that the vastly growing methods, concepts, and tools in the field of sustainability show that there is need for a coordinating and structuring framework. The framework will help in outlining an operational and unifying definition of sustainability. On the contrary, such a framework began about 25 years ago. The framework is currently known as the Strategic Sustainable Development Framework. On the contrary, since the field of sustainability is large, its social dimensions as a framework are insufficiently based on science and also partially operational. Social dimension is, therefore, need of further development. In this case, we deal with an approach that is systems-based. This will help the basis of argument regarding social sustainability (Worman and McCartney, 2015).
Since the dimension of social sustainability was developed, it has been studied alongside ‘sustainable development’. The same topic has also been associated with sustainable economic growth, quality of life and environment. However, environmental and economic aspects of sustainability are predominant to social dimensions. However, social dimensions tender for all sustainability agendas. The same dimension would help meet the challenges between social and economic development. Most issues arise from the fact that social sustainability can be identified and defined in many ways (Scott, 2015).
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