Oct 30, 2013

The importance of Spiritual Recollection for Organization

Do you sometimes feel that your job is already a drudgery? And you’re simply going through the motions of your work for the reason that you need to feed your family? Why not re-charge your flagging motivation by submitting your organization to a procedure that is still alien to many organizations. The method that I’m talking about is called Recollection: Spiritual Recollection.

Recollection is for every organization, for as long as there are organizations be it for profit or non-profit. It is a must for organizations to undergo this process of spiritual recollection. Much more if an organization is profit oriented for the simple reason that recollection will surely invigorate the spirit and motivation of an organization’s human resource.  

Organizations from time to time goes through the process of organizational seminars, talks  team buildings and so forth. The obvious reason behind is they want to upgrade the operational capability  and ability of their human resource. But organizations very seldom undergo Spiritual Recollections; I think this is a need yet un- explored by Organizations.

In the Bible: after the working so hard in advancing the teaching of Jesus. The disciples gathered around Him and told Him about their accomplishments. Jesus told them: "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. (Mark 6:30-32).

Relating this event with an Organization’s Human Resource who works very hard for the organization to earn profit. I think they also deserve to rest for a while and re-charge their parched spirits who badly hungers for the word of God.

 If you would submit your HR to this procedure you will be amazed by the unquantifiable good that it will create on your HR and your entire Organization as a whole. - Marino J. Dasmarinas

Oct 22, 2013

The importance of Organizational Mission statement

Does your organization have a mission statement?

Mission statement is a very important component to an organization’s existence because it clearly defines the fundamental purpose of the organization. This purpose of existence will be the uniting factor for the organization towards the achievement of their organizational goals. For example,  The Mission Statement of a car manufacturing company is: To manufacture affordable and durable cars for the common people.   

Every organization must have a mission statement for its existence for the reason that this statement serves as its guiding light. Every organization must see to it that it creates its own unique Mission Statement that will serve as its organizational identity. 

Without Mission there’s no defining reason for the employees to rally behind except to earn their salaries. And this kind of situation is a threat to the fundamental existence of an organization.

However, if every organization would create a Mission statement it will ensure direction and relevant existence for the organization. It clearly defines also the identity of the organization and it creates an awareness upon the minds of its workforce that they should also help their organization achieve its mission. - Marino J. Dasmarinas 

Oct 18, 2013

Effective Planning: The vehicle for the achievement of our Goals

Effective organizational Planning is a very important component in the achievement of organizational goals. We cannot speak of successful goals without carefully assessing the plans on how to best achieve it.

A goal is a time bound future target that we all wish to accomplish, but how come that there are goals that are not achieved? The answer lies with effective planning. We will not be able to speak of successfully achieved goals without effectively planning for it.

A plan is the vehicle that will bring us to the realization of our goals. This is a management function that involves setting goals and effectively using every means available on how best to achieve them.

 For example, a sales manager whose goal is to increase his sales output by ten percent (10%) for the next quarter. He must see to it that there is a carefully laid-out plan that will effectively support the realization of his goal. Perhaps, he can educate his sales staff on how to discover untapped markets, he can also use motivational methods on his sales staff, close monitoring of their outputs and so forth.

An effective Manager is someone who always see to it that whenever there are Goals to be achieved. There are also complementary Plans that would effectively support the achievement of the organizations Goal.

Oct 14, 2013

Does your organization have a viable Vision?

We cannot understate the importance of Vision in our organization. In fact an organization without a viable Vision is like a headless chicken that runs around without any direction whatsoever. 

After spinning for a few minutes the headless chicken dies. This is the same with an organization without a viable Vision. It will exist for a period of time, it may even earn profit but at a definite point in its life it will fold-up simply because it has no viable Vision.

In the Bible it says: “Without prophecy the people become demoralized(Proverbs 29:18).”  In other words; a human resource that works for an organization that has no vision will eventually loss its trust on the organization. This loss of trust will eventually lead to their resignation. Eventually, they again will look for employment in an organization that will give them a viable Vision.

A viable vision creates a sense direction for an organization and its human resource. Therefore to achieve success, every organization must firmly hinge its plans for the future on its Vision. This same Vision also will convince its human resource to stay put and spend the rest of their working lives in the Visionary organization.

Do you have a viable Vision for your organization? - Marino J. Dasmarinas

Oct 8, 2013

How to effectively address Organizational Problems

Company executives are once in a while confronted with problems that will challenge their decision making abilities. What must they do to ensure that they will properly address/ solve the problem?

There’s no assurance that the action that will be made by them would solve whatever organizational problems that they have. But there are steps that they must follow to at least assure them that whatever decision that they will be making will not be made in haste. We all know that decisions made in haste in any field of endeavor are usually wasted decisions because of the haste factor. As they say: "Haste makes waste."

To avoid this tragedy the ff: actions must be undertaken.

1. Find out then pinpoint the problem.
2. Create measures or plan of actions that will help solve the problems.
3. Create a process of elimination among alternatives then pick the best alternative.
4. Apply the best alternative and carefully monitor its implementation until such time that the problem has been solved.

Marino J. Dasmarinas

Oct 7, 2013

I conduct Lectures/Talks/Seminars on Organizational and Human Behavior.

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Oct 3, 2013

Does it pay to become a Socially Responsible Organization?

The law of Karma states that the effect of a one’s actions is looked upon as an influential factor in one’s destiny. Having said this, what if your organization stands alone by itself. Without any concern for its immediate surrounding environment, will it soon be doomed? Or will it continue to grow and prosper?

There is no substantive studies that say that those socially responsible organizations are more successful than those who are not. But if we play it by observation we will discover that those organization that gives back to their communities or donate to various charitable organization are the ones that are more financially successful than the others who don’t give.

Let us take for example some big corporations who endow sizeable amount to their favored charitable organizations.  Their endowment is linked to their success; the more that they are successful the more that they give back.

There are many more organizations that are socially responsible. They always see to it that a certain percentage of their profit goes back to charitable organizations or non governmental organizations.

For the reason that they believe that it really pays to become a socially responsible organization. Being socially responsible also help create a positive self image for an organization this eventually translates to more customers and profits.

Does it pay to be a Socially Responsible Organization? Yes of course! _ Marino J. Dasmarinas