Creating the motive for ideas and innovation
Describe the Report for TECH COMM for the Relationship of Thinking Styles in Business.
Task: Organization Culture
Organization culture is one of the major parts of the business that facilitates in enhancing the trade opportunities in an effectual manner. The organizational culture should follow the innovative strategic approaches for experiencing the enormous growth within the targeted timeline.
The leaders play a major role in the organization, as they facilitate in bringing new ideas into the business. With the involvement of the new ideas and the opportunities, the business obtains competitive advantages. Nowadays, most of the leaders in the organization focus on providing unique business ideas and strategies for gaining the competitive advantages (Alvesson 2012). The leaders need to focus on executing the allocated task through the engagement of the workforce diversity. Leaders must communicate the vision of the business to the employees. Moreover, the leaders are responsible for the development of the strategy in the business. In many cases, the leaders must make a decision for the improvement of the business with the facilitation of the employees engaged in the business for a long duration. Hence, the leaders need to follow the discussed process in order execute the business through innovative strategic approaches.
Managers provide an adequate contribution to the organization in order to the enhancement of the business. By discussing the roles and responsibilities of the managers, it can be assessed that managers need to take various responsibilities including staffing, communication, training and the business growth (Alvesson and Sveningsson 2015). The business’s culture should allow the employees in sharing their individual thoughts or the suggestions about the improvement of the business. Without engaging the employees in the strategy discussion, the managers would not be able to identify the effective solution for executing the business in an innovative way. The managers need to organize a feedback session for the employees so that the new and innovative ideas can be highlighted in an appropriate manner. On the other hand, there must be a transparent system in every layer of the management. Besides accumulating innovative ideas from the employees, the managers must engage themselves in motivating the employees for delivering the high production in the business (Nica 2013). However, it has been seen that some organizations strictly follow the autocratic leadership, which does not allow the employees in sharing their individual feedbacks to the higher management of the organization. Hence, the managers need to be inclining towards the democratic culture in the business.
The human resource management is the most integral part of the organization, as it is responsible for executing different tasks including recruitment, safety, compensation and benefits, employee relation, compliance and training and development. For upholding an effective and diversified culture into the business, the human resource management needs to identify the key development areas of the business. The effective communication with the staffs or employees would provide adequate opportunities to the human resource management in identifying the difficulties in the working process (Shahzad et al. 2012). Sometimes, the HR managers fail to provide the benefits and recognitions to the employees in the organization due to the lack of monitoring process. Hence, the management needs to implement a monitoring system for reducing such issues in an efficient manner.
Task: Building toolkit for Design Thinking.
Design thinking is a cognitive activity for the designers to apply in the designing process. With the involvement of the design thinking process, people indeed identify their creative mind in solving a particular issue (Brown and Wyatt 2015). In this context, most of the students in the University get confused to express their creative ideas in the classroom. Consequently, it prevents them in evaluating their creative mindset in an efficient manner. For implementing the design thinking process into the classroom, the professor must focus on providing the adequate space of possibilities to the students. Without experiencing the space of possibilities, the students may not be able to express their creative thinking to the professors. However, it can be a challenging task for the management to transit a traditional classroom into a space of possibilities. Besides this, the management of the university needs to allocate a certain timeframe, where the students can express their individual thoughts on the subjects. Moreover, the design thinking process must include the effective communication process. Without involving the students in the discussion session, the professors or the teacher would not be able to identify their innovative thinking towards solving a particular issue.
In every step of the design thinking, the professors must follow the proper process to engage students in sharing their individual thoughts and ideas effectively. On the other hand, for providing the space of possibilities to the students in the universities, the management must follow a particular method (Johansson?Sköldberg, Woodilla and Çetinkaya 2013). For example, the management could allocate a particular timeline for the students, where they could express their ideas in an efficient manner. Besides this, students must be provided the group discussion session, so that they could express their innovative approaches to the professors. However, the students must be provided adequate guidance for identifying the particular innovative strategies. Without having the guidance, the students may not be able to identify their potentiality in an efficient manner (Razzouk and Shute 2012). Hence, it can be assessed that the particular process would be able to facilitate students in expressing their innovative ideas on a particular subject to the professors.
Leadership and employees engagement
For solving this particular problem, the initiative needs to be taken by the management of the University. The management of the organization needs to implement a unique process for facilitating students in sharing their individual ideas on a particular subject. For delivering an extra space to the students, the management needs to conduct a discussion to identify the possible challenges and opportunities of the process (Meinel and Leifer 2012). With the involvement of such process, students would be able to enhance their creativity in an effectual manner. Aside from this, the professors of the university also need to develop effective communication so that the students get influenced for sharing their important thoughts in an effectual manner. In some cases, we have seen that the students are not provided the adequate opportunities to take on their points on a particular subject at the classrooms. Consequently, it damages the creative mind of the students.
Task: Do all people think alike?
Cognitive style or the thinking style describes the process of thinking individually. Sternberg and Zhang (2014) have identified the fact that the thinking has its own psychological and biological explanations. It has been seen that the great people do not think alike, as they try to innovate something in an efficient manner. Through the involvement of the intelligent test, the cognitive style or the thinking style of people can be identified in an effectual manner (Lang et al. 2012). By analyzing the most insightful understanding of the cognitive style or the thinking style, it can be assessed that the particular process depends on the perception of the individuality. The thinking style identifies the process of acquiring knowledge, organize thought, develop different views and opinions, decision making ability, etc. There are a different form of thinking style including synthesis, idealists, pragmatist thinker, analyst thinkers and realize thinkers. For understanding the cognitive style, one must have acquired the knowledge of discussed thinking styles. If people think in the same way unlike the discussed different thinking styles, the management could be able to reduce the challenges in business by providing one solution.
By analyzing the adoption and innovation theory, it can be assessed that the particular process upholds a ratio between these two variables. With the involvement of the adoption-innovation theory, I could easily change my ideas according to the process. If the innovation is not profitable, then it would not be adopted in the business. Hence, the analyzing process of innovation would facilitate the individual in understanding the adoption method (Parkay, Anctil and Hass 2014). On the other hand, there are several processes for managing people in the workplace. For managing my contribution at the workplace along with other people, I would focus on identifying the impact of the contribution. If I could deliver high value to the business, then the management would recognize that particular contribution. Hence, I could be able to motivate my colleagues in delivering high performance in the business so that they could be identified by the management for their individual contribution. This particular thing would motivate the employees in enhancing their individual performance in an efficient manner.
Managers Roles and Responsibilities
In many cases, we have seen that the cognitive diversity has been badly managed. In the recent years, most of the organizations face challenges in managing the employee turnover issue. For example, the supermarket industry focuses on autocratic leadership, which does not allow the organization in upholding the cognitive diversity in the business. Consequently, we have seen that the supermarket industry has been facing the employee turnover issues in a larger aspect compared to the other industry. By preventing the cognitive diversity in the business, the management would not be able to accumulate the unique and innovative from the employees in order to improve the business outcomes. On the other hand, the cognitive diversity also facilitates the organization in getting triumph over its rival in the large marketplace.
If I have to discuss my challenge in the organization, where I have been working for long timeline, then I would like to highlight different de-motivating factors of the business. For instance, the prime issue is that the lack of work-life balance. The work-life balance is one of the major aspects of the business that facilitates in enhancing the productivity of the business (Abdi 2012). In the recent years, most of the industries face challenges in retaining the growth of the business due to the lack of productivity. Most of the business analysts have agreed with the fact that the lack of work-life balance often creates challenges for the employees in retaining their enhanced performance in the organization. Hence, it not only affects the mind of the employees but also create a challenging situation for the management to uphold the profit margin of the business.
For engaging the people in my problem, I need to clarify the entire subject. Most of the people get confused with different ideas and suggestions. Hence, I need to focus on identifying the issues properly to the employees in the organization. Moreover, I need to make other people realize about the drawbacks of the improper work life balance at the workplace. Hence, I would like to take some strategic actions in order to reduce this particular problem in an efficient manner. For highlighting this particular issue, I would like to engage some employees in the organization. Firstly, I would engage the people in the process of analyzing the individual performance. By following this particular process, employees would be able to identify their performance graph in an efficient manner (Gallagher 2013). On the other hand, the monitoring system would facilitate the people to understand the impact of the work life balance on employee’s performance.
A brainstorming session is one of the integral parts of the business for identifying the new and innovative strategic approaches (Kalelioglu and Gülbahar 2014). In the brainstorming session, I would request every employee to highlight the impact of work like balance. Moreover, the employees would be asked to provide their individual ideas for reducing such serious issue out of business (Boddy 2012). For diminishing the lack of work-life balance, I would request employees to provide their valuable suggestions. For example, strategies like splitting working hours, reduce the workload, employ more employees would be the best-fit solutions for trimming down the particular issue in an efficient manner (Wilson 2013).
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