Sunday, May 26, 2019
Development organisation in an urban facility
As we venture into this major event of building a manufacturing factory, which will be situated within a major residential development area, concerns are being raised about hindrance and the impacts it will have on the health of the community nearby. Since relocating, the company to a different place is an uphill task and very expensive, we have involved the local community in the decisions that might affect them due to the operations of our factory.In seam with our goal to em remains environmental sustainability and to support sparing activity that will improve the feeling of life of the nearby community and the urban residents, we will move the residents in discussions to obtain their views and to alleviate their worries. In consultation with the community, which consists of people with various economic, education and occupation backgrounds, we have brought their needs, concerns and aspirations and presented them in this strategy.PURPOSE, AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTATIO N STRATEGYWe regard that a strategy is needed to provide a coordinated and effective approach to consulting our neighbouring residents. Industrial noise generated from stationary sources such as production plants, refineries, manufacturing facilities, factories, pumping stations, etc. flowerpot affect people in various ways depending on a number of key variables. The discussion would involve the residents nearby and not factory workers. hindrance emissions from factories to the environment pose the greatest challenge to the industry and the regulators to establish and maintain appropriate limits. Noise is considered a bio system of logical stressor and excessive exposure to it is a health risk since it can contribute to the development and aggravation of stress related conditions such as high blood pressure, ulcers, migraine headaches, coronary disease and colitis.The body usually responds automatically to noise as a warning signal. Though reactions to a one time exposure to nois e do not answer in any irreversible effects, research suggests otherwise in some cases. The purpose for this strategy is to provide clear guidelines on how to undertake the consultations and then devour the recommendations. The aim of this strategy is to minimize the noise levels that emanate from our factory into the environment by seeking the views of the neighbouring community and giving them a chance to influence our decisions. Our hold objectives is to carry out a consultation that is inclusive, accessible and valuing diversity communicate back the results of the consultation back to the community implement the results of our consultation.TRANS-CULTURAL CHALLENGESWhy Culture?To determine these challenges, a framework definition of culture is important. Culture defines how we work, communicate, interact, decide, act and respond in the working world. Our backgrounds such as race, gender, or national origin shape our culture. Our economic status, groups that we join, where we l ive brand us with different cultures. Conflict resolution draws a lot from our cultural backgrounds. Since our factory is sited in a major urban residential area, the nearby people hail from different cultural backgrounds shaped with their economic status, place of birth etc.We seem to be misunderstood by some of our neighbours while illustrating to them our strategy, much of this might be because of different cultural values. Just as anthropologists Avruch and Black (1993) stated Ones own culture provides the lens through which we view the world the logic by which we order it the grammar by which it makes sense, we expect people to respond to our solution differently. Some might also interpret it as abnormal, eldritch, or wrong (Avruch & Black, 1993).Facing the ChallengesTo carry out this consultation, the influence of culture on our communication has to be understood. As engineers, we will be tasked with interpreting to the community what we believe and have tested to be low n oise and with minimum or no health hazard. We will also be expected to help in the decision making process for the implementation of the consultation results. We must also involve some representatives of the community in the daily operations of the factory and the environmental safety achieved at different stages.Sample ProjectIn a survey conducted on cross-cultural challenges involved in Japanese overseas projects, 33 Japanese professionals from various organizations educational institutions in Japan responded to the survey. This research investigated the challenges faced by the Japanese workers in international projects. Most of them preferred cross-cultural training to better equip them with what to expect from other cultures.Effectiveness of trans-cultural approachesTraining for our employees is necessary for them to understand the complaints that might be raised from time to time by the residents during the operations of the factory. The residents will also be notified of the a llowable noise levels recommended by organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO). In doing these, we expect to improve our interaction and communication with the residents and achieve our goal of environmental sustainability to improve the quality of life of the nearby community.LIST OF REFERENCESAvruch, K. and Black, P. (1993). Conflict Resolution in Intercultural Settings Problems and Prospects. Conflict Resolution Theory and Practice Integration and Application. Manchester Manchester University Press.