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Chapter 2

UNDERSTANDING SUPERVISORY CHALLENGES IN THE NEW MELLENNIUM


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Globalization

Parochialism Cultural environments Cultural variables


Individualism Power distance Uncertainty avoidance Quantity of life Quality of life

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Technology

Equipment Tools Operating methods Communication Effects on supervisors job

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EXHIBIT 22 An example of an intranet.


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E-Business

Differentiate from e-commerce Activities associated with a successful Internetbased enterprise


Developing strategies for running Internet-based companies Improving communication with suppliers and customers Collaborating with partners to coordinate design and production

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E-Business venues

Internet Intranet Extranet

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EXHIBIT 23 The diversifying of the American workforce.


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Diversity

Defined Mature worker Baby boomer Generation Xers Other classifications

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How changing business operates

Downsizing Continuous Improvement Reengineering Chaos

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EXHIBIT 24 The foundations of continuous improvement


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The good organization

Ethics Social obligation Social responsibility Social responsiveness

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EXHIBIT 25 Social obligation versus social responsiveness.


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