PRA Tools and Techniques

PRA is an exercise in communication and transfer of knowledge. Regardless of whether it is carried out as part of project identification or appraisal or as part of country economic and sector work, the learning by doing and teamwork spirit of PRA requires transparent procedures. For that reason, a series of open meetings (an initial open meeting, final meeting, and follow up meeting) generally frame the sequence of PRA activities. Other tools common in PRA are

Characteristics of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is:

1. Multi-dimensional:
One of the characterisitcs of vulnerability is that it is multi-dimensional, that is it can be categorized as physical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, and even human factors can define vulnerability

2. Dynamic:
Vulnerability changes over time and from one disaster to another disaster.

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Types of Vulnerabilities in Disaster Management

A set of prevailing conditions which adversely affect the community’s ability to prevent, mitigate, prepare for or respond to a hazard. Absence of coping strategies is also a part of vulnerability and has to be considered in vulnerability assessment e.g. living in hazard prone locations like near to a sea or river, above the fault lines, at the base of a mountain etc

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Role Stress, Role Conflict and Role Ambiguity

 
 
 
 

Concept of Stress

Stress refers to the causes and the effects of feelings of pressure. How we cope with these pressures often is determined by our own levels of resistance and what else is going on at the time. Thus, the interplay of constraints, demands and supports is endlessly variable and, as such, it makes research into the area complex. Stress, therefore, may be defined as "a response to the perceived relationship between the demands on us and our ability to cope''.

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Team and True Team Leader

 
 

Role of a Team Leader

Gripped by the objective of moving forward, gaining competitive advantage, attaining business goals, fulfilling organisational mission, today organisations have to focus on more fronts than they had to. This multiple focus has put more demands on the way they operate than ever before. Goals would have to be redefined, systems might have to be thought of again, organizational structures might have to be altered. Systems might have to be reassessed.C ulture will have to be changed, people will have to be carefully dealt with. It is not about focusing on few business functions and processes but taking a more holistic approach, integrating business processes and forming a more coherent and cohesive approach to the development.

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The Respect Model

 
 

Respect at Workplace

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Creating a Work Environment for Success

Good Workplace Improves Output / Results
 
 

Work environment is all about creating "A Great Place to Work", it is about making an organization where people belong, one where they would love to come, one where people would like to work, one where harmonious relationship are in existence. An environment is created by the stakeholders but most importantly it flows from the top, where leaders and top management have the responsibility to have values that foster, motivation, respect, commitment, risk taking, knowledge sharing and most importantly they take pride in what they do.

Writing Introduction in Business Research Papers

Business Research
 
 

The article will try to address some of the key ingredients of business research.

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Employee Freedom of Expression and Retention

 
 

The topic to talk about today is about employees and their voice at workplace. Their are different ways through which an organization, can provide voice to their employees. First of all, it's very important to understand that workplaces have changed, the dynamics of business and how people work and how they want to be treated has changed altogether in the past 10 - 20 years. With companies going global, employees focus more on development, businesses are realizing the potential that their workforce could offer and the value that these people could add to the business through their knowledge and expertise.

Relationship between Employee and Employer

 
 

The Relationship bettwen the Business and Employee is changing. Change is the measure of success for individuals and the organisations, by Change it is referred to anything from change of working conditions, way to communicate, technological changes, anything that is different from the previous way of doing things, and is done for the betterment of both the people and the organisation is change.

Scales of Measurement

Properties / Characteristics of Scales of Measurement in Research
 
 

Scales of Measurement in a nutshell refers to various measures of the variables researchers use in their research, variables in the research are fall in one of 4 scales of measurement that will be discussed in this article. They hold prime importance in the Data Analysis, as the type of measure determine the kind of test to be used for data analysis. thus without understanding the concept of Scales of Measurement one could not have solid grasp of data analysis techniques.

Role and Organization of HR Function

 
 

This article describes the role of the HR function as a key part of the process of managing organizations. It dwells on the role of the function to provide advice, guidance and HR services. HR deals with the employees, the primary role of HR function revolves around taking initiatives and providing guidance, support and service in all matters pertinent to the personnel in the organization.HR is about attaining organizational objectives through people.

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Starting a Business Research

Starting Business Research

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Three Roles of HR in an Organization

 
 

HR Plays a key role in the process of managing and efficient working of the business organization, HR role in the business is more than what a normal departments do or what an HR department does. HR role is to take a lead role in initiating activities, provide guidance, support and services in all matters that are linked to employees. It is about propviding a service where by organization get thingsa done through people.

Guide to Diversity Management

 
 

Managing diverse teams is an important part of any successful business. For a company to maximize its competitiveness, all team members must work toward a common goal and believe that their ideas and knowledge are valued.Problems with diversity in teams may result in unresolved conflict and a variety of other problems.

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