Leadership approach 8 when expanding into a new

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Leadership Approach
8 When expanding into a new country it is important to have a leadership strategy that aligns with the culture of the new country. It is dangerous to assume every country has the same work culture and adapting to the new culture will help support the success of the expansion. ILS is a United States based company that generally has the United States work culture. The New Zealand and United States work culture is quite different and must be understood. During the expansion ILS will hire New Zealand natives to work at various levels in the warehouse, while also bringing some seasoned ILS employees on board to ensure that the goals are aligned with ILS worldwide. Everyone who ILS brings into the New Zealand team will focus on creating and maintaining positive relationships with peers, employees, vendors, and customers to ensure a positive work environment and support low employee turnover. ILS will also strive to support New Zealand work-place values, which are commonly shown through communication, “ Our language echoes our values - phrases like “she’ll be right” and “no worries, mate” are a reflection of how the Kiwi culture places a strong focus on fairness, equality and informality” (Burdes, 2018). Work culture in New Zealand also promotes “out of the box” thinking and places a high importance on the “we” rather than the “I”. By promoting local values and individuals and placing importance on creative ideas and working as a team, ILS will have a successful expansion from a leadership and personel standpoint. Allocating HR resources This project has stakeholders in many different areas of the business, including human resources. Human resources is involved to ensure that other stakeholders are doing their part and that the project aligns with the companies goals. While having someone from human resources is essential, it can be challenging to find proper staffing. According to the course text, “Resource availability, specifically human resources, is a major constraint for projects. Many times, we
9 need these resources for simultaneous execution of project activities to reduce project duration and to utilize resources efficiently” (Kloppenborg, 2019). In order to ensure proper human resource involvement, conversations about the project need to start in advance to the project planning starting. The human resource manager needs to be aware of the upcoming project to determine staffing ahead of time. A clear and direct WBS needs to be created showing the exact tasks and scope needed from human resources. Lastly a staffing management plan needs to be created and approved by the project sponsor and human resource manager. Improving workplace Improving operations Creating an inventory management system Creating an organization plan for the warehouse Staff training on systems and organization method Reducing costs Installing energy efficient lighting Installing fuel efficient updated equipment Reducing waste Proper systems for warehouse organization Example – proper cooling equipment for inventory that needs to be temperature controlled. This will ensure goods don’t go

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