The remaining days of my summer internship are dwindling rapidly. And the act of wrapping up my projects and preparing a presentation to the Multilingual Community Interpreter Services’ management and board of directors to debrief them about my experience and projects, has forced me to reflect on the events of the past three months. Read more
Based on my own observations, the business school courses that generated the most amount of grumbling amongst the student body were those in organisational behaviour (OB) and human resources management (HRM).
Some students were unhappy with these courses because there was no “right” answer, meaning that grades would be assigned based on subjective rather than objecdtive criteria. Others felt their tuition money and time could be better spent on courses that equipped them with concrete marketable skills, such as learning how to value a company. Finally, there was a subset of students who felt these courses were of little relevance to them since they were already well regarded by their peers and superiors with respect to their leadership abilities. Read more
I am happy to report that my proposed performance evaluation and measurement framework was well received and approved by the board of directors.
The next step in this project is to develop operational strategies and tactics to get the framework running. Part of this work entails reviewing existing business practices to determine whether or not they will support the framework. Read more