Employees respected him even more and did not want to

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employees respected him even more and did not want to disappoint when it came to completing office tasks in a timely manner and of a certain caliber. In any scenario when someone shows you respect and exudes an empathetic attitude and understanding you cannot help but want to give your best in return. Unfortunately, after I spent about three years there he received a well-deserved promotion to another office and shortly thereafter left the division. When the new management took over, we immediately noticed the difference. Morale suddenly decreased, absences increased and so did turnover. The new management came in and tried to fix a program that was not broken thus causing more friction and confusion. Instead of coming in and learning the current working processes they insisted on creating new unproven ones. These circumstances lead to my and several others’ exits. This leads back to having realized that a great manager never has something to prove, it is evident in his actions and the respect he receives from his employees. Week 2 discussion questions "Need for Risk Management" Please respond to the following: There are four (4) critical success factors that are important for effective risk management: supportive organization; competent people; appropriate methods, tools and techniques; and simple, scalable process. Determine three (3) obstacles for an organization to manage risk effectively. Suggest strategies from the perspective of a project manager to avoid the obstacles. Three obstacles that an organization might face: An organization that does not feel risk management is necessary: As a project manager, I would educate the staff on why risk management is a vital component of every business. I would also provide examples of businesses that did not have an effective risk management program and suffered repercussions from an unexpected event. Budget constraints: Funds may not be properly allocated for a risk management program. There may be funds that are misappropriated in other areas that could be reallocated to fund a proper risk management program. I would again educate/train the staff on the importance of risk management and provide examples of possible risks that could occur. Along with the risks, estimates would be given to show the costs the business would occur if the risk management program was not in place and the savings it would provide if a risk management program was included in the budget (cost vs benefit). Incompetent management/staff: The staff may feel that the business does not have any to low risk and that if an event were to occur it would be more cost effective to handle it at that time. “Some believe that dealing with issues, problems, or even crises is more interesting and rewarding” (Hillson & Simon, 2012, p. 12). I would stress the importance of having a plan B and realizing that even if the business could afford to handle a crisis at the time it occurs, could they afford to lose the time and effort it would take to thwart all the issues occurring at once. It is always best to have something in place and not need
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