The Most Important Managerial Problem
Long ago we learned that long-term success in business for an organization is not a matter of successfully managing resources such as facilities, equipment and capital, where the potential of these resources is defined and limited. The long-term success of an organization lies in the successful management of its employees – its human resources – and activation of their potential.
People with their emotions, attitudes, ambitions are much more complicated to manage than machines, which have clearly defined technical and technological characteristics. Hence the people we work with are both the most important key to our success and a potential cause of failure.
The main task of human resources is, first and foremost, to choose a stable and balanced individual for the organization, who is committed to lifelong learning as a fundamental process.
This is followed by coordination of the introduction of new employees to their job and organizing training with the goal of ensuring they perform their basic tasks effectively.
By providing the necessary knowledge and skills, human resources help employees in their personal development as experts or managers, fulfilling their potential and satisfying their personal affinities, thereby ensuring the success of the organization in the long run.