Effective People Management

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Effective People Management

[Executive Master In Business Administration]

[Name of the lecturer]

[Student name and number]

[Word count: 3500]

[December 09, 2009]

Effective People Management


The aim of this essay is to analyse how the management of people; and in particular the leadership of people; can contribute to effective organisational behaviour, development and good health. In order to do this it is important to define effective organisational behaviour, development and good health, consider all the factors that can contribute, before looking specifically at how leadership can contribute(Bass:Avolio:2004:10).

Effective Organisational Behaviour

Defining effective organisational behaviour, development and good health is an area that can pose difficulty. Organisations are made up of different stake holders and each stake holder can have a different view on what constitutes effective organisational behaviour, development and good health. An organisational stakeholder can be defined as "anyone with an interest, or stake, in the actions of the organisation and its members"(Bass:2001:32) This definition of organisational stakeholders includes those internal and external to the organisation. The definition highlights that organisational stakeholders will have similar overall goals and objectives but there will be some key differences not only in the importance placed on each but also how the organisation achieves them. An organisation's stakeholders can include an almost endless list of employee's, suppliers, customers, shareholders etc that can be broken down and sorted into various groups with independent goals and objectives designed to meet their own view of effective organisational behaviour. (Bass:Avolio:2004:10) An example of stakeholder conflict can be seen at The Countryside Agency, a government body with the aim of 'improving the quality of the Countryside for those who use it and the quality of life for people in rural communities'.

Internal stakeholders such as the finance department view their role as ensuring that any public money that has been spent was justifiable and recorded and stored accurately. This is often to the annoyance of the Policy work areas who feel stronger about improving the countryside than the bureaucratic process of justifying and recording public spending often seeing the financial procedures as a time consuming hindrance. This conflict means that each stakeholder will have a different view of whether the organisation is successful or not and will have different solutions to what they individually see as being the key obstacles to success.


Nowadays, organizations are facing increasing competition and therefore are faced with issues on how gaining competitive advantages. Externally, measures such as mergers, acquisitions etc can be taken. (Benfari:Orth:Wilkinson:2005:p12) Internally, managing the organisation of work and people more effectively could be one way. Organisations are evolving in a competitive and changing environment and other factors can affect the way of managing people.

It is then interesting to ask how effective are 'cultural' and 'ideological' perspective in helping to understand the distinct features of national people management practices, the UK and Japan being used as examples. When looking at how the management of people can contribute to effective organisational behaviour, development and good health through leadership it is important to establish the differences between ...
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