Assignment Operations Management

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Running head: OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTOperations ManagementName of Student:Name of University:Author’s Note:
1OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................2Leadership challenges faced and experienced by Jane McLaren....................................................2Change management issues.............................................................................................................3Ethical and professional issues encountered....................................................................................3Organisation cultural issues established forged with development in the company.......................4Leadership and management contribution to the learning culture and high performing team........5Application of relevant theories, techniques and models................................................................5Leadership style contributing to the learning culture in the Organisation.......................................6Empowerment..................................................................................................................................7Overcoming the issues of challenges and resistance.......................................................................7Plan for establishing learning culture in the organisation...............................................................8Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................9References......................................................................................................................................11
2OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTIntroductionAs per the general definition learning culture defines the set of organisation conventions,practices, values and processes which will be able to motivate the individuals and organisation asa whole with several key indicators in terms of knowledge, performance and competence. Thestudy by “Bersin & Associates”, “High-Impact Learning Culture: The 40 Best Practices forCreating an Empowered Enterprise” has been able to depict that there is a strong learning culturefor the foundation in workplace in terms of significant improvement in future demand of qualityproducts, productivity of employee, customer needs and market share leadership values. Theparticular report has been able to analyse and the command the several problems undergone byFletcher building due to the selling of Pacific steel group. The main aspect of the report has beenable to discuss several types of theories associated to changeability and its insight into theleadership factors which has been able to contribute to the experience of various types of otherworkers. The study has been further able to identify difficult challenges the leadership based onexperience by Jane McLaren along with the discussion on significant change management issues(Hufford, 2013).Leadership challenges faced and experienced by Jane McLarenThe important factor seen in terms of leadership challenge has been evident in 2014 withthe manufacturing manager handling several challenging task as a result of closure of one of thedivisions of the steel plant. The primary challenge has been discerned in terms of maintaining theoverall operation due to this closure and ensuring steady production capability along with desiredsafety standards. The important form of challenge is seen to maintain in terms of having animpact on plant staff. The important thing need to be considered by the company was with the
3OPERATIONS MANAGEMENTreaction of the staff after 50 years of producing steel, the company currently deciding to sellPacific steel group. The main requirement for the deal was further seen to be associated to themaintaining of the operations until the time the new owner BlueScope) was able to completewith build of a new plant.Change management issuesThe different nature of the change management issues were identified with maintainingan effective plant leadership team. It has been further discerned that the manager along with theshift leaders are seen to be motivating the workers and engaged in supporting of the varioustypes of operational activities. The main form of the changeability concept was seen to betargeted in the workshop on the plant leadership team by giving them the opportunity to have anew insight into experiencing major changes. It was further discerned that the changeabilityneeded to be fully implemented with the manager and the staff and changing the leadershipability along with providing various types of practical tools for navigating the workers inchallenging circumstances of change. The different types of aspects of changeability conceptwere discerned with shift of the leaders focus from work due to the news of closure of one majorfacility. The main challenge was further identified with entertaining study motivation among theemployees and uncertainty as a result of the buyout process(Littlejohn, Lukic, & Margaryan,2014).Ethical and professional issues encounteredDespite of the several nature of the changeability measures, the professional and theethical issue has been taken into account with the sudden planning of Fletcher building theselling of Pacific steel group.
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