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The workplace problem revolved around complexities and diversities in the organizational set-up, starting with the CEO who used traditional techniques of leadership without clearly understanding the employees’ needs. Research has indicated that a complex adaptive system (CAS) is a vital requirement of the management for dealing with the workplace problem. This paper provides the workplace problem and explains the way it has been redefined after problematizing, importance of study materials, evolution of outcomes and the way of presenting the final report for CAL.
As a result of the problematical process, the workplace problem has been redefined. Emerging findings from my observation make the situation difficult in the fact that the company was facing major management challenges since most of other related companies had adopted the complex adaptive system in their managements (Barton, Stephens & Haslett, 2009). Moreover, different questions emerge from the simple reason that CAS managers use in solving work place problems. These questions include the following: Can unsatisfied managers lead to employee termination? Can efficiency enhance friendly working environment in the workplace? Do organizations that do not care about their employees benefit from them? And, can self evaluation lead to self actualization? As a result, other related questions that relate to specific circumstance and situation at my workplace made me turn my attention to the managerial literature and the way managers handle workers in the workplace as well as the eventual dismissal by the CEOs or managers (Hart, 2002).
Critical literature review has been helpful along with other resources in developing an approach to solving the workplace problem. That is due to the fact that it has introduced new ideas and arguments concerning various approaches to handle complexities in organizations. In addition, it became evident to me that there is a need to find out the questions that cannot be possibly asked by an individual person. This is an important section of my study on the effectiveness of CAS in addressing workplace issues. In dealing with the questions, crucial information is required from the management from the start. Moreover, it considers the challenges and steps involved in the management of different resources and employees in the workplace. This means that there is the need to completely understand a workplace problem before embarking into formulating strategies for solving it. Understanding it involves accepting the fact that it is a problem that can probably affect the overall performance of an organization.
Out of the modules, I have realized the need for extensive research in solving complex situations in life and in this case, workplace complexities and diversities. According to Stacy (2011), the ability to make an important original contribution comes from the contribution of knowledge through research. In addition, Jackson (2000) hypothesizes that we can no longer assume that the present changes in the activities of organizations reflect future activities. He further argues that critical thinking, enhanced through CAS is a basic part of management evaluation that tackles workplace problems (Fink, 2009). CEO together with the management, especially from the Human Resource Department should consider all aspects of the employees in relation to personal weaknesses that can limit them in performing their duties efficiently (Wang & von Tunzelmann, 2000). By doing so, the CEO and other managers will be in a position to offer those employees the tasks that they can handle effectively.
In handling my final report, I will have to acknowledge the need for efficient communication between CEO and workers and a transformational leadership that will apply CAS in order to enhance organizational improvement (Jackson, 2000). In addition, the management should allow employees to dictate how they should work together and comprehend what facilitate their working so that they can know their abilities since academic qualification is not a sufficient guarantee of potential performance in a given work (Reynolds & Holwell, 2010). In addressing the question on whether self evaluation can lead to self actualization, Houghton and Ledington (2004) assert that the management especially the CEO is depicted in CAS. In that case, he ought to be effective in deepening employees’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
In conclusion, the workplace problem has been redefined out of the fact that poor work place relation can result in employee termination because the manager is the boss, whether wrong or right. I have been able to learn that CAS use in a firm management will end up producing an effective management team that knows and exercises employees’ rights, hence making them find their workplace environment conducive. The critical literature review along other materials has been helpful to me since I have realized that a CEO without CAS knowledge of management may not care about the workers, and any petty mishap may lead to their termination. In my final report, I will engage action research since the managers are shown how to effectively deal with their employees for effective attainment of the company’s objectives.