Tutor profile: Ainart A.
Subject: Public Administration
Should one be effective first before being efficient or it is the other way around? Justify your answer.
In my own view, one must be effective before being efficient. Being involved in different organizations, I observed that everyone wants to implement projects and strategies efficiently without checking on the effectiveness of the approach. When we speak about being efficient, it is the approach of getting a certain task done in a faster way. However, when we use this approach we often forget the effectiveness of our projects and strategies. When we do things in a fast manner, we don’t see the impact of the project on the community being served because the goal now is to achieve the outcome faster. A better stratagem is just like our research during college days, we should learn while doing it. This scheme is like a thesis, you can’t write the results and conclusions until you have tried and experimented with it. Try it first, write it down, recast and recast, improve and improve, and rewrite until you have the best output. You can understand everything about the process when you tried and tried. Situating efficiency before effectiveness can cause a problem, you will see people in the organization temporizing and will attempt to perfect small details. In the end, everyone will be switching or trying different processes. The reverberation will be an inefficient and ineffective organization. Everyone will realize that it is better to just dive in and do something effective in a slower process than making it look more effective at an aggressive phase.
Analysis of the story entitled Summer Solstice written by Nick Joaquin using Structuralism
The structural analysis offers a chance to discover the timeless and universal human truths—what all humans share under being human—exists at the level of structure. All signifying systems, all systems of cultural organization, share the same fundamental structures, regardless of their particular content. Summer Solstice is a short story that has received recognition both critical and praising. Written by Nick Joaquin, the story takes place in the 1850s Philippines during the festival days. This is a pro-woman story, which gathered a lot of criticism and attention considering that women should be submissive. Structuralism can be applied in this text because it signifies a stereotypical notion of masculinity and femininity. It is the difference among genders and the hierarchy that two sexes are bounded by colonial mentality. Stereotyping is very visible in the story. When they reach the age of marrying someone, women's only role is to look after their husband and children while the husbands work and wait for their supper. This is seen in the story, but it should reflect in daily life; however, women are not like that in the story. The report showed the women are trying to escape in this mentality they want to be free. Lupeng was the center of the suppressed woman's concept when she gains control of her husband, who kisses her feet at the end of the story. It shows that the women are the ones who want to be domineering, as seen in the story, specifically in the Tatarin festival. The “The Summer Solstice,” if you imagine what it tells, is simply that we need to detach our mentality from the past. We need to see that women should have fair treatment. I believe that this text shows that there is something in our minds that we need to change that this thing is not stable. They are constantly evolving like women should work like men and what a man can do; women can also do that.
Which among the factors influencing management have the most impact in business in the Philippines? Why do you think so?
For a business organization to be successful, they need to interact and transact with different people regardless of their social status because society/community has a direct relationship with the organization. The success or failure of an organization depends primarily on the effectiveness of its interaction with the society/community it serves. Different factors collectively affect businesses. These factors include the socio-economic environment, legal paradigm, technology, and political influences. All of which can impact businesses directly or indirectly. The Philippines' economic landscape is considered one of the most dynamic economies in Asia and the Pacific, even though economic growth slowed during the first quarter of 2019. It remains robust, making it attractive to both Western and Asian investors. Our country has a large population, and it's considered one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia. We transitioned from being an agriculturally-focused economy to a service-based economy. Doing business in the Philippines is largely influenced by politics. When President Rodrigo Duterte assumed powers in 2016, he resumed talks with the Peoples Republic of China, increasing the number of Chinese nationals who want to do business here. To attract foreign investments, he worked eagerly on the bilateral economic agreements of the Philippines with China, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea. He also pushed for different game-changing fiscal reforms that led to massive cuts in income and corporate taxes. All of this resulted in achieving inclusive economic growth, improving labor market conditions, sustained growth in household incomes, and an increase in foreign investments that led to progress in poverty reduction. To further justify my proposition, President Gloria Arroyo is one of the factors why the business climate of the Philippines is stable. During the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, the Philippines did not sustain significant damage because of her fiscal reforms, and the safeguards put up by Philippine Central Bank Governor Espenilla in our banking industry. Who would believe that amid a financial crisis, a bank will be born? The Sy family acquired the Equitable Bank through a merge with Banco De Oro, giving birth to BDO Unibank Incorporated.
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