Scenario Organisation – Opening A New Overseas Office [Lanx]
Lanx, a UK-based, textile-manufacturing firm is opening a new plant in Delhi, India. Lanx has enjoyed marked growth in the UK and determines that it can reduce long-term manufacturing costs by having a presence in Delhi. Selected current Lanx managers, who are all UK nationals and have worked in the UK-office for more than 5 years, will relocate and manage Delhi employees onsite. The selected Lanx managers were chosen for their company experience, performance record and ability to lead diverse groups. However, none of the selected managers has had extensive intercultural communication training.
§ Review the Learning Resources.
§ Think about the potential influences that power and politics may have on your scenario organisation. Consider all perspectives, including the organisation’s employees, managers and human resource professionals.
§ Consider the processes you may recommend to minimise power and politics in your scenario organisation.
To complete this Individual Assignment:
§ Write a summary in which you critically discuss the potential influences of power and politics that can affect your scenario organisation. Explain the issues of power and politics that may arise within and across teams as a consequence of the pending changes in your scenario organisation. Include how power and politics might influence employees and managers.
§ Explain how power and politics might influence human resource processes, such as recruitment, selection and promotion in the organisation.
§ Explain two human resource processes you would recommend to a staff manager to minimise power and politics in the organisation. Please include a detailed description of steps you would include in your recommended processes.
§ Support your Individual Assignment with current academic literature beyond your Learning Resources.