Conclusion Managers in the 21st century are encountering extremely significant challenges in their process of management in an organisation such as hiring and keeping the right employee, building a strategic mindset, crafting an innovative culture and organisation, developing system thinking and also getting rid of short term mentality. An organisation will need to have a caliber HR manager in order to own a team of committed employees. It is HR managers’ responsibility to make sure that they hired the right employee because staffs are the most important assets of an organisation.
Employees not only need to own the profession, experienced but they also need to be readily adapted to the organisation culture to allow high productivity, quality performance and also healthy profits. Other than hiring the right employee, managers should also revise their human management skills in dealing with employment issues from time to time to match the changing labour market and working environment to retain those talented employees. They need to realise that the employee is able to work innovatively while the advancement in technology can never replace the ability of that person.
In the challenge of building strategic mindset among the employees is important because managers need to use their strength to overcome weakness and also try to turn threats into opportunities. Managers have to communicate the organisation vision with the employees to ensure that everyone is sharing the same vision and work towards the same direction. It is also necessary for managers to eliminate the reactive mindset which are decisions made force by the external environment because in the business field, managers should think actively to prevent the occurrence of problems rather than thinking for solutions after the arise of problems.
Besides, involving in international trading also requires managers to plan strategically in order to deal with human relationships as so to overcome the cultural barriers. Innovation is a key role in determining the success of an organisation because they can help to improve product, people and also the organisation. Today’s managers have problems dealing with innovation culture in their organisation is because they avoid risking to minimise losses. Playing safe will only de-motivate the employees to give their best. Organisation tructure and bad leadership which restricts the freedom of employees will not bring the organisation to anywhere because innovation of employments is not needed. Therefore, managers should allow the employees to contribute their innovative ideas and give reward to satisfy their needs. Besides, the leaders have to set as a good example by constantly being innovative and communicate the ideas among employees to allow better decision. It is also advisable for the people to work in a diverse workforce so that everyone has different views which will enhance the quality of work.
Other than that, managers also need to deal with the development of system thinking within the organisation itself. This allows managers to have a broader view on what obstacles they will face and how to generate new ideas for more profits. It is essential for managers to develop this thinking in setting the organisational goals because only then they can plan on what should be done, how to deal with the problems, consider about the risk and communicate with the employees in order to achieve the goals.
Through experience plus with their readily knowledge, managers can acquired the unlearned skills of system thinking to help to do things right, neglect the unnecessary details and make the best use of time and resources in business deals. Managers are also challenged to get rid of the short term mentality especially in planning. Most of the time, managers are afraid for long term commitment which leads to short term mentality. They are more concern on the end results and achieving goals rather than the process which failed them to look at the broader picture of the organisation pathway.
Employees on the other hand react towards what their managers did. This is because employees tend to get de-motivated when they have done in extra but are not being appreciated by their managers. Therefore, managers will have to acquire strategic planning skills in order to have a broader perspective of the organisation as a whole. The organisation also needs to have long term goals with the support of various short term goals to allow greater commitment with immediate results.
The SWOT analysis is a useful tool to improve employees’ long term mentality because it takes effort and time to do the analysis. In conclusion, managers today are facing more and more challenges compared to before. As time flew, new issues arise for managers of the different generation due to the changes in technology, population and culture. Therefore, managers have to keep track on what is happening in the world in order to be up-to-date and always be one step ahead in planning a good strategy for the business to deal with upcoming issues.