As part of an ongoing programme of organisational change, your HR director wants to introduce a new performance management process, which will sit alongside other people management and HR practices that have been designed to support High Performance Working within your organisation.
She has asked you to provide an initial report based on your research covering the concept of ‘High Performance Working’ (HPW) and the extent to which it supports sustainable organisational performance. She asked that you base your report on secondary source material.
Your report should cover:
Analyse the concept of HPW. (approx 100 words)
Explain the key components of HPW (i.e. perspectives on the range of processes, practices or systems that might be included in the best HPW best practice bundle). (approx 400 words
Identify barriers to implementing HPW in organisations (approx 400 words)
Evaluate the link between HPW and employee well-being. (approx 200 words)
Evaluate the link between HPW and competitive advantage. (approx 200 words)
Evaluate the link between HPW and sustainable organisational performance (approx 200 words
Child poverty is a major sociological issue in Great Britain, and it affects huge numbers of individuals. The Government statistics show that almost 30% of children are deprived of basic needs, which is 9 kids in a class of 30. This issue is in the interest of sociologists because destitution of basic needs can have damage on children’s wellbeing, social skills, educational attainment, and consequently, their life chances. The numbers are growing each year and there seem not be any improvement in preventing poverty. Growing up in destitution can have live-lasting consequences on how well the children will fit into the society and if they will manage to break the poverty cycle. SECTION B The commonly held view on child poverty is that it is solely parents’ fault and they are fully responsible for bringing up their kids in destitution. That means, that parents put a very little effort to support their kids by not working or not working hard enough. The headline of an Independent article is a perfect example of such statement, it goes: “As we continue to blame single mothers for society’s woes, there’s no surprise they’re living in poverty.” It suggests that single parents are being blamed for bringing poverty upon their children due to lack of effort and laziness. Another example of this common-sense statement can be found in Telegraph article, published in 2000. The headline of the article says: “Parents to blame for child poverty.” and it quotes Neville Sanders, Peterborough City Council leader. He claims that child poverty is a result of parents’ irresponsibility to take action. He stated that it is not politicians who need to take action but parents themselves. His statements suggest that he supports this commonly held view and spreads it among others. Common-sense statements like this are based purely on personal judgments and opinions and they are very objective. Unlike sociological explanation, they lack facts, statistic and research. Sociologist would carry out in-depth research to find out the roots of child poverty, basing it on actual figures and statistics. According to factual, sociological research, there are different major factors leading to child poverty, e.g. single-parenting, low paid jobs and high prices of housing. SECTION C The first piece of research which supports the sociological issue of child poverty is a report published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation in December 2018. Another study which investigates causes of poverty is a report published by Shelter charity in November 2006. SECTION D The latest report on poverty, published by Joseph Rowntree Foundation brought up some eye-opening findings and statistics on child poverty. Destitution in the country has been rapidly rising since 2011/12, leaving 4.1 million children deprived of basic needs. That>GET ANSWER