Management styles are ever changing in an environment where changing technologies are now providing a new source of tools for all levels of management to adapt into their workforce. It is no longer acceptable for management to say that, it’s not broken why fix it?, the reason is clear and all good managers realise that to keep a company/business operating efficiently and competitively they need to always be on the lookout for new tools that can assist them with productivity and cost savings.
What is Management?
Management in all business and organizational activities, is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources.
Since organisations can be viewed as systems, management can also be defined as human action, including design, to facilitate the production of useful outcomes from a system. This view opens the opportunity to ‘manage’ oneself, a prerequisite to attempting to manage others.
Not only do we need to manage our staff and the operation of any organisation, we are also required to manage the organisations resources. Resources include procedure manuals, safety training, and manual handling training or any material and documentation used to complete the appropriate training that your workforce requires. Resource management including the creation, storage, assigning, documentation & compliance recording, for all procedures and practices adopted by your organisation. In the past this has been a very large assignment, sometimes requiring many support staff and many hours required for delivery, set-up, and collection of these resource.
Today we can combine all these resources into electronic formats and by using a complete LMS like dita Solutions you will be able to remove layers of support and training staff, as well as floor space your organisation requires. IT Management is made easy through the tools that are standard with the dita platform including, dita Player, dita Manager and dita Creator. dita Player would replace the need for TV’s, DVD’s, tables, chairs, classrooms, projectors, etc, the dita Player replaces all of this equipment because it can deliver all the training required through the administration of management. The dita Manager simply allows one HR manager to manage all of the staff through a simple interface available anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Finally the dita Creator allows you to create and change all of your training through an easy to us interface, if you can use word then you can use dita Creator. Packaging all your IT Management into the one platform will reduce inefficiencies, create cost savings and ensure that all staff are trained and educated in exactly the same streamline manner.