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Assess the impact of improved technology on the management.

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Management and Organizational Behaviour Tutorial Tutor's Name: John Copley Tutorial group Number: Group 2 Tutorial day: Monday Tutorial time: 0011 - 0012 Student Number: 00054178 Assignment Assess the impact of improved technology on the management Management is a process of attaining organization goals by effectively and efficiently planning, organizing, leading and controlling the organization's human, physical, financial and information resources. While technology means applying specialized knowledge or expertise applicable to the situation or context. The verdict shows that systematic weaknesses that are hampering the ability of many firms to adapt to a changing international business environment. In particular, there are six weaknesses: outdated strategies; neglect of human resources; failures of cooperation; technological weaknesses in development and production; government and industry working at cross-purposes; and short time horizons. Thus a company needs to improve their technology in solving those weaknesses. In other word, it means the integration of technology in their manufacturing and marketing strategies and to link them to organizational changes that promote teamwork, training and continuous learning. In generally depressed domestic apparel industry, firms such as the Model Garment Company and Levi Strauss & Company are succeeding by investing heavily in information technologies that allow them to fill orders very rapidly and reduce inventory levels. ...read more.

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As we expect the rapid pace of technological change to continue. Particularly rapid progress seems likely in information technology, materials science and engineering, biotechnology. Information technology has already permeated nearly every facet of the production of goods and delivery of services, and we expect it to affect the business environment in a number of ways in the future. For the widespread failure of management on improved technology of cooperation within and among companies, many firms' communication and coordination among departments often inhibited by steep hierarchical (we will discuss it later) ladders and organizational wall. For example, product-design groups often neglect manufacturing considerations, making it harder to come up with a manufacturing process. Moreover, the failure of communication and the missing chance to work with its customers and suppliers. An improving in technology on cooperation and coordination is now needed immediately to cope with those problems listed above. A management on more vertical and horizontal linkage among company are needed. Vertical linkages can be conduits not only for raw materials and finished products but also for technological innovations and other departments that enhance productivity. ...read more.

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In Japan those proportions in research and development expenditures are reversed. (p.295) After all the management of improved technology is fully operated in a complete manner. The company needs to manage its investment - more heavily in its future. This means investment not only in tangible factories and machinery but also in research and, above all, in human capital. At the macroeconomic level, as noted earlier, bringing the budget closer into balance should take high priority. Finally, corporate management and financial institutions must work together to develop indicators that better reflect how well companies are do short-term financial measures such as quarterly earnings. New measures might include indicators of quality, productivity, product-development time, and time to market. Implementing these imperatives will not be easy. In many cases, fundamental changes in attitude will be necessary. Just accepting the need for a sense of common purpose - a shared notional goal - may require the biggest attitudinal change of all. The commission believes that if industry, government, and the educational system in a country unite in steadfast pursuit of these basic imperatives the next generation will live in a nation moving into the 21st century with the same dynamism and strength that made it a world leader a generation ago. ...read more.

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