Functional Approach to Policy Making in Organization
BENGAT K. JOSEPH, HR Consultant, Kenya, Member
Hi Lydia, the way you approach policy making in organization varies depending on type of organization.
By examining functional areas of organization one can develop policies governing such areas. Functional areas will cover production and processing, HR, finance, marketing, sales, research, planing and development, training and career development among others.
Though these departments are under the same organization, it is important to note that each operations has its own peculiarities and the policy developed should be linked to operations in that particular area which in turn should be linked to the organizations missions and visions.
This calls for clarity of values with regard to how these policies will be implemented and how it will affect both the management and employees.
Most companies go for policy development without providing the "how" part of it: how will the policy that is developed affect the management, employees, relationships and operations; how will it affect the core business activities, that is synergy.