Please respond to the following:
- Understanding the needs of the organization and the people within the organization is an important aspect of the job. From the first e-Activity, the management invested in employee training and team building. Analyze how that investment paid off and suggest how companies could change their employee training practices to incorporate team building to meet the needs of their employees.
- Then, discuss the concept that most companies do not organize every project in a strict hierarchy of silo reporting relationships. Propose an alternative organization structure for a company that is focusing on developing new engineering technology in solar energy. Support your proposition.
- Lastly, discuss the use of technology and outsourcing to improve a company’s operation. Use the second e-Activity to assess the usefulness of RFID technology to reduce costs in the supply chain (i.e., Wal-Mart) and determine where and how this technology might be best used. Then, give your opinion about how and where outsourcing may best be used to improve a company’s operation. Include an example to support your answer.