Managers are the people who make or break a business be it a sole proprietorship or a multi-billion dollar international corporation. This paper will examine those roles. Leadership is an effective tool used by managers to influence and guide employees to accomplish business goals. The effective use of leadership can also lead to the manager’s ability to handle internal customer conflicts that might present themselves.
The business workplace must be in legal compliance with all state, federal and international regulations and requirements. The manager will use business law practices to guarantee that operations fall within the scope of the law and promotes a safe, compliant environment for the employees and the company’s interests. For example, the company known as The Renco Group, has been penalized by environmental groups for polluting the environment resulting in catastrophic levels of chemical pollution affecting quality of life in some areas of its business locations.
The quality of air sampled in the neighborhood by three Peruvian voluntary agencies showed 85 times more arsenic, 41 times more cadmium and 13 times more lead than is safe. In parts of the town the water supply contains 50 per cent more lead than levels recommended by the World Health Organization (O'Shaughnessy, 2007).
This type of illegal business practice would spark internal business resolve spearheaded by the legal management teams throughout the company for immediate corrective actions.
Human Resource Management is a functional area of business that directly handles the development of employees. Managers rely on Human Resource management during the entire working term of each employee. This includes the hiring process, training, disciplinary procedures, and appropriate pay compensation for work.
It is clear that Renco had not quality assurance checks in place or the ones they had were faulty. The management team failed to act in the face of legal requirements to do so....