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Ways in Which the Company Deals With Issues

University: REGENT COLLEGE LONDON

  • Unit No: 6
  • Level: High school
  • Pages: 21 / Words 5319
  • Paper Type: Assignment
  • Course Code: N/A
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Question :

 This assessment will cover certain questions which are like:

  • Elaborate on the project plan within their aims and objectives.
  • Provide appropriate recommendations for the research data and analysis.
Answer :
Organization Selected : Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc

INTRODUCTION

As the businesses are expanding across international boundaries they have to hire employees belonging to different nations, cultures, religions who have different set of beliefs, values, expectations, experiences etc. which creates workforce diversity. Diversity can help in bringing innovation in company's products and services through varied ideas. Equality at workplace is important so that employees are not discriminated on the basis of caste, religion, gender, disability etc. which help in giving equal opportunities to them to grow and develop personally and professionally (Bryson, 2018). Promoting equality and diversity helps in dealing with the issues such as gender pay gap, sexual harassment and difference in leadership due to gender inequality. This report is based on Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc which is a British company and manufactures luxurious sports cars and grand tourers. It has a 100 years of experience in designing and creating world's most beautiful automotive. This report discusses about the ways in which the company deals with issues such as difference in pay based on gender, sexual harassment, gender divide in leadership etc. a small research is also done in this report by using Gantt Chart and WBS to develop a project management plan so that equality and diversity can be established in the company.

TASK 1

P1 Aims and Objectives of The Project

With the increased globalisation and integration of businesses there is a rising demand for promotion of equality and diversity at the workplace so that diverse workforce can be efficiently managed along with giving them equal opportunities to grow in the company. This helps the company in fully utilizing the potential of employees by encouraging them which helps the company to achieve its goals and objectives on time. Also a good, safe and secure working environment can be established which draws the attention of potential employees towards company.

Aim :

To determine how the companies respond to issues related to equality and diversity at workplace so that the productivity of workers can be increased by giving them equal opportunity which builds healthy competition among them.

Objectives :

  • To create an understanding related to equality and diversity at working premises.
  • To determine the issues that are faced by company due to diverse workforce.
  • To identify methods in which issues such as gender pay gap, sexual harassment, differences in leadership etc. can be solved by the company.

Questions :

  • What is the meaning of equality and diversity at working premises?
  • What are the issues that are faced by company due to diverse workforce?
  • How can the issues which are identified can be resolved?

P2 Project Plan Management

A project plan is an approved written document which helps to guide in executing and controlling all the stages of the project. This plan is created by a project manager so that the cost, resources and time required, risk involved etc. can be determined so that the project objectives can be achieved. The various elements of project management plan are :

Cost 

This element helps in estimating the budget of plan so that the expenses that are needed to be done so as to execute the plan properly can be determined (Allaoui, Bourgault and Pellerin, 2019). This helps in evaluating the total cost that the company will have to bear in order to achieve the objectives of the plan. Total cost of this project for the company is :

Total Forecasted Budget

Particulars

Amount

Promotional expenses

£80

Cost incurred in technology

£150

Training and development expenses

£100

Other Expenses

£200

Total Cost

£530

 

Scope

It helps in determining the specific project goals, deliverables, features, functions, deadlines etc. so that the desired results can be properly achieved. Proper methods and techniques are to be applied in the project so that the project objectives are achieved on time and within the estimated budget.

Time

This element helps in estimating the total time that will be required from the start of the research to the application of research results in the company to achieve desired goals. The time taken by researcher for this project is 2 months.

Quality

It is related with collection of information from authentic and reliable sources so that effective decisions can be taken which will help in completing the project on time and within the estimated budget (Christian, 2019). The researcher uses both qualitative and quantitative sources to collect information so as to ensure the authenticity, reliability and quality of data that has been collected.

Communication

Effective communication needs to be established so that the flow of information through various stages can be done efficiently and the meaning of messages are perceived in the same meaning as it is intended so that effective results can be achieved. E-mails, video-chats, messages etc. are used by researcher so as to maintain the transparency and ease with which messages are shared.

Risk

These are the factors which creates barriers and affects the efficiency and quality of research. These risks can be shortage of time, resources, research skills, communication skills etc.

Resources

These are the tools and assets that help the researcher in conducting the research efficiently so that desired results can be achieved. These resources are statistical tools, technology that is used, financial tools etc.

P3 WBS and Gantt Chart

Gantt Chart

It is a horizontal bar chart which showcase all the activities against the time in order to accomplish each and every activity of project management plan on time. This will help investigator in properly communicate about the project to the project manager. Also, it assist researcher in ascertaining all the issues or hurdles of the project which might hindrance successfully implementing all the activities so that unnecessary processes can be removed from the project and effectiveness of the project can be assured (Erickson and et. al., 2014).

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

This is considered as most effective tool which helps researcher in breaking down all the complex or multi tasking project into smaller parts so as to accomplish all the activities in a most significant way (Henry And et. al., 2014). It helps in reducing complexness of the project by bifurcating them into manageable task so that all the team members can give their best to perform their task and to attain business objectives within limited period of time. WBS is given below in the context of this project:

TASK 2

P4 Small Research By Using Appropriate Research Methods

Research refers to a systematic procedure which can be utilised by the researcher in order to collect necessary information about a specific topic that will give their contribution in coping up from all the issues or in creating new theories. Here are defining some of the tools which can be used by researcher to collect, interpret and evaluate data in terms to make most appropriate decision for attaining research objectives.

Qualitative Research Method

In this method, researcher give their emphasis on open ending conversations in order to collect more deep information about the perception, behaviour and nature of different respondents which have been determined by researcher. Herein the information it hard to represent in a graphical or tabular manner. Various resources can be utilised here like observation, surveys, interview and many others (Kordova, Katz and Frank, 2019).

Quantitative Research Method

The data which is collected here is remain in numerical form which can be presented by graphs and tables so as to represent and analyse it in a better manner in terms to make effective decisions. Polls, questionnaire and many more resources are included in this.

Sources of Data Collection

  • Primary : This resource of collecting data provide more relevant and first hand data as data is gathered by researcher personally with the help of interview, polls, questionnaire etc. but this process is more time consuming and costly.
  • Secondary : Herein, data which is collected by researcher has already used by any other investigator to conduct its research. Herein, collected data may be out-dates and as per the perception of another investigators. For this, various magazines, journals, online sites can be utilised.

Sampling

This refers to a process which has adopted by researcher to select the number of respondents which requires to undertake so as to collect more accurate information and to accomplish objectives of research (Ng and Rumens, 2017). The sample size is determine on the basis of mutual characteristics and features of diverse population. Herein, researcher is using non-random sampling method and select a sample size of 40 to collect information or data.

 

Questionnaire

Quantitative questions

Q1) Do you know about the concept of equality and diversity at workplace?

a) Yes

b) No

Q2) What is the importance of these concepts?

a) Equal opportunities

b) Increase productiveness

c) Competitiveness of business increase

Q3) What are the threats related to diverse workforce in Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc?

a) Increased conflicts

b) Communication barriers

c) Increased group-ism

Q4) What are the problems that occur if there is no equality at workplace?

a) Demotivation

b) Decrease in productivity

c) Increase in jealousy

Q5) Do these concepts help company to achieve its objectives?

a) Yes

b) No

Q6) Why is diversity at workplace important?

a) Pool of varied ideas

b) Innovations increase

Q7) How is the working environment of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc?

a) Friendly and safe

b) Unfriendly and unsafe

Q8) What are the strategies to increase equality at workplace?

a) Training and development

b) Encouraging equal participation

c) Performance appraisal

Qualitative questions

Q9) What are the issues related to equality and diversity at Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc?

a) Increase in gender pay gap

b) Sexual harassment

c) Gender divide in leadership

Q10) Methods by which these issues can be efficiently dealt with?

a) Quick response to these issues

b) Managers being aware about these issues

c) Increasing women empowerment

Q11) Any suggestions?

 

TASK 3

P5 Evaluate Research Data Using Tools And Techniques

Q1) Do you know about the concept of equality and diversity at workplace?

Frequency

a) Yes

25

b) No

15

 

Interpretation

As per the above file, it can be concluded that from the 40 employees of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc 25 respondents are pertaining they are well-introduced with the concept of equality and diversity and remaining 15 says that they does not have any knowledge about it. This represent that maximum number of employees are aware from that people from different culture, gender, religion, values and expectations are working together within the organisation and believe that by creating equality achievement of organisation goals can be ensured (Rao and Roberts, 2018).

 

Q2) What is the importance of these concepts?

Frequency

a) Equal opportunities

15

b) Increase productiveness

10

c) Competitiveness of business increase

15

 

Interpretation

From the above chart, it can be interpreted that out of respondents 15 are in the favour that it will create equal opportunities, 10 responsive are saying that it will increase the productiveness within the organisation and remaining 15 respondents think that it will enhance the competitiveness in market. Hence, it can be said that productivity of employees can be enhanced if equal opportunities will give to each employee regardless of their gender, race, religion etc. (Vuorinen and Martinsuo, 2019).

Q3) What are the threats related to diverse workforce in Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc?

Frequency

a) Increased conflicts

25

b) Communication barriers

5

c) Increased group-ism

10

 

Interpretation

Form the above graph, all the threats can be determined which can come across in the way of diverse workforce. As it represents that form the 40 respondents, 25 answerers are in supporting that it will enhance conflicts within the organisation, 5 think that it will create communication barriers among the management and employees and 10 responders saying that due to this employees will divide into several groups as per the similarity of their characteristics and skills. Also, the conflicts among workers increase as they haver different sets of skills, talents, values and beliefs which clashes with each other and increase conflicts. Also people group together based on some similarities so that they can feel connected to the company in some way. Communication barriers will take huge place as the employees comes from different nations, languages, religion etc. Additionally, various issues also will increase among the employees as all have different skills, values and skills which might hinder their performance (Larson and Chang, 2016).

 

Q4) What are the problems that occur if there is no equality at workplace?

Frequency

a) Demotivation

15

b) Decrease in productivity

10

c) Increase in jealousy

15

 

Interpretation

The preceding graph shown all the problems which might arise in the organisation if there is no equality within the firm. This can be determined by response of employees that from out of 40 respondents, 15 answers depicts that if will lead direct impact on the motivation of employees which will results higher demotivation of employees, 10 respondents says that it will decrease the overall productivity of the firm which will lead negative impact on success and growth of the business. At last, 15 employees says that it will create jealousy among all employees as due to the unequal treatment discrimination will take place.

 

Q5) Do these concepts help company to achieve its objectives?

Frequency

a) Yes

30

b) No

10

 

Interpretation

As per the above mentioned graph, it can be seen that from out of 40 respondents, 30 are in the favour that by maintaining proper equality and diversity organisation can achieve its business goals and objectives in an effective manner. But 10 respondents stated due to this organisation is not able to achieve its goals and objectives. As diversity and equality are an important aspects of the organisation as it give its huge contribution in motivating employees in an effective manner so that they can give their best efforts to attain business goals and objectives (King, Horrocks and Brooks, 2018).

 

Q6) Why is diversity at workplace important?

Frequency

a) Pool of varied ideas

25

b) Innovations increase

15

 

Interpretation

This above mentioned graph represent the importance of diversity within the workplace. As it can be determined by the answers of respondents, from out of 40 respondents, 25 answerers are in the favour of that in will motivate the employees to come up with a pool of ideas so that all the activities can be operated in a significant way. Whereas, 15 respondents says that with the help of this organisation can increase innovation within the organisation which have direct impact on their productivity, profitability and sustainability of th

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