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The following report is aimed towards the argument for participation in the decision making process, intended to provide the opportunity for employees to develop their knowledge and skills in exercising initiative

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TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3 OBJECTION OF RESEARCH 4 BACKGROUND INFORMATION 4 THE ORGANISATION 4 THE SITUATION 4 ELEMENT NO1: MODEL HIGH STANDARDS OF BUSINESS PRACTICES. 5 1.1 AGREE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND WORK PRACTICES CONSISTENT WITH ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. 5 1.2 IDENTIFY PRIORITIES AND PURSUE PERSONAL WORK GOALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORGANISATIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES. 6 1.3 AMEND OWN WORK PRACTICES AND BEHAVIOUR TO REFLECT PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK AND PROMOTE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. 6 1.4 IDENTIFY AND COMMUNICATE PRACTICES DETRIMENTAL TO THE ORGANISATION AND WITHIN ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. 6 ELEMENT NO2: INFLUENCE INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS POSITIVELY. 7 2.1 AGREE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES CONSISTENT WITH INITIATIVE STYLE AND ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. 7 2.2 IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES USED TO RAISE AWARENESS AND COMMITMENT TO THE GOALS AND VALUES OF THE ORGANISATION. 7 2.3 USE APPROPRIATE NEGOTIATION SKILLS TO PROMOTE GROUP CONSENSUS AND COMMON UNDERSTANDING OF ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. 7 2.4 PROVIDE COACHING AND MENTORING ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS TO SUPPORT THE ACHIEVEMENT OF WORK PRIORITIES. 8 2.5 PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHERS TO DEVELOP INITIATIVE PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES CONSISTENT WITH ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. 8 2.6 PROVIDE REGULAR FEEDBACK TO INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. 9 ELEMENT NO3: MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS. 9 3.1 USE PARTICIPATION DECISION MAKING PROCESSES TO REVIEW WORK OF THE GROUP AND TO ALLOCATE APPROPRIATE RESPONSIBILITIES. 9 3.2 ENSURE PARAMETERS FOR DECISIONS ARE CLEAR AND OPTIONS ARE BASED ON VALID AND RELIABLE INFORMATION. 9 3.3 ENSURE DECISIONS ARE CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE ETHICAL AND REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS AND ORGANISATIONAL REQUIREMENTS. 10 3.4 GIVE FEEDBACK TO CLARIFY THE IMPACT OF DECISIONS. 10 CONCLUSION 11 RECOMMENDATIONS 11 APPENDIX 1: POLICIES, PROCEDURE AND PRACTICES 12 APPENDIX 2: CODE OF ETHICS 13 Executive Summary Employees of the organisation at Lenards are currently uninvolved in the organisations decision making process, therefore influencing the members of the team to continuously feel left out and affecting the team's cooperation. In comparison to this issue the following report is aimed towards the argument for participation in the decision making process, intended to provide the opportunity for employees to develop their knowledge and skills in exercising initiative, and influence within the business environment. ...read more.

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Hygiene deficiency and poor food appearance result in bad food preparation. Lastly, the appearance of the store is affected by how the staff dress and their attitudes towards cleaning up after themselves. 2.2 Identify opportunities used to raise awareness and commitment to the goals and values of the organisation. Certain aspect of the working environment at Lenards form opportunities to assist in commitment to the goals and values of the organisation include encouragement from the employer, a supportive working environment and a provided list of products required to be prepared. In any industry, any form of encouragement helps us as individuals to help reach our ultimate working capacity. A supportive working environment promotes self esteem and a feeling of belonging; ultimately, this helps the outcome of the attitudes of staff members. By providing staff with any sort of a 'to-do-list' assists them as a reminder of what work is required that day so as a team all tasks are completed. 2.3 Use appropriate negotiation skills to promote group consensus and common understanding of organisational requirements. A working team environment consists of a group of staff members who use certain skills to embrace an understanding in which the organisation requires. In a successful business the environment must be of a friendly and enthusiastic nature with a group of people whom are also willing to work together to complete tasks that come together to make a positive impact on the business's reputation. "Therefore, teams bring together the knowledge and skills of individuals from various work areas in order to come up with solutions to operational problems." (Robins, Bergman, Stagg and Colter, p414, 2003). 2.4 Provide coaching and mentoring assistance to individuals and groups to support the achievement of work priorities. Some of the barriers that could arise when working in a team environment are a clash of characteristics along with lack of knowledge of products and technical skills (e.g. Cash register). In order to support the priorities in the working force these barriers must be overcome. ...read more.

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any material transaction or relationship that reasonably could be expected to give rise to such a conflict of interest; * Provide, in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other public communications, disclosure that is full, fair, accurate, complete, objective, timely and understandable; * Comply with applicable rules and regulations of all U.S. and non-U.S. governmental entities and other private and public regulatory agencies, including any exchanges on which the Company's securities may be listed; * Act in good faith, responsibly, with due care, competence and diligence, and without misrepresenting material facts or circumstances and without seeking improperly to influence or hinder the Company's independent auditors in any way in the performance of their engagement; * Act objectively, without allowing my independent judgment to be subordinated; * Maintain the confidentiality of Company information, except when authorized or otherwise required to make any disclosure, and avoid the use of any Company information for personal advantage; * Consistent with applicable law, share my knowledge with others within the Company to the extent appropriate to improve communications to the Company's shareholders and other constituents; * Keep abreast of emerging financial issues relevant to shareholders and other constituents; * Promote ethical behavior among employees under my supervision; * Accept accountability for adherence to this Code of Ethics and the Company's Standards of Business Conduct; and * Achieve responsible use of and control over all assets and resources of the Company entrusted to me. I acknowledge that the Company's Standards of Business Conduct describe procedures for the internal reporting of violations of such Standards. I will comply with those reporting requirements. I will also promote compliance with them by others under my supervision, as well as prompt reporting by them of violations of such Standards. I further acknowledge that the consequences of my failure to adhere to this Code of Ethics or the Company's Standards of Business Conduct may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination. ?? ?? ?? ?? 2 Deema Hamoud ...read more.

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