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Is big necessarily good? Examining the Effects of Organization Size on Organizational Effectivity

ABSTRACT This paper aims to explore the effects of organizational size on organization effectivity. Organization or workforce size in this paper is defined as the number of employees in a geographical location, as defined by Michael Beer, or the number of persons employed in the organization. Also defined in this paper is organizational effectivity or effectiveness, which refers more to goal attainment. Topics also discussed in this paper are the effect of organization size on employee participation, which is also discussed at length here and can be direct and indirect. The two forms of direct participation are also included in this paper, as well as the determinants of employee participation. Three of them have been used in this paper: competition, indirect participation, and organization size. Other topics included in this paper is the effect of organization size on employee performance, training and development, which is described as crucial for an organization’s growth and survival. The effect of organizational size on employee performance is also discussed in this paper, where some researchers found that there is …

Beyond my wildest dreams

All my life I’ve stumbled, yet up here I am just perfect. Perfect as I’ll ever be. Marie Digby, “Spell” So, I finally got the last grade that I have been waiting for. After the weekend, I will be asking how I can file a late application for graduation. I don’t know if I can make it to the graduation ceremony next Saturday, but for me, to be formally declared as a graduate from the diploma program is enough for me, as it would mean I can move on to the Masters’ proper of the graduate degree I am in. There are a lot of things I need to get done, but I’m ready for it.

This semester: A reflection.

Note: This picture was taken in 2019– long before the pandemic.  I loved  exploring the university campus, and I did it whenever I had time. And I’m glad I did, especially when the pandemic hit our country. I won’t lie, I miss my uni campus very much. There’s so much about it that gives me peace–whether it’s the trees and lush greenery or the confidence it has given me, it’s hard to tell. Maybe I am just half-bottle-of-whining–but I would very much like to say that this semester wasn’t the easiest I’ve ever had. If I thought my first semester was awful, the second was far worse. Not only was I struggling to revise a research proposal, I was also trying to cope with the requirements for the subjects I was currently enrolled in.

Getting Gig-gy With It: The Emergence of the Digital Gig Economy and Protecting the Filipino Gig Workforce

Introduction The 1987 Constitution of the Philippines guarantees the protection of the Filipino labourer. Workers are guaranteed the following rights: the right to conduct collective bargaining or negotiation with management; to engage in peaceful concerted activities, which includes joining strikes in accordance to law; to enjoy the security of tenure, and the right to work under humane conditions. (Philippine Constitution, 1987) However, technology opens new avenues in the ways one can gain employment. The World Bank has discussed how technology is blurring the boundaries of the firm, which is evident in the rise of platform marketplaces. Using digital technologies, entrepreneurs are now creating global, platform-based businesses that are different from the traditional production process. As well, more and more people are finding work through these platform-based marketplaces (World Bank, 2019). There already has been previous research on this subject, which includes the job quality of work in the gig economy (Wood, 2018), the characteristics of those who are in the gig economy (Lepanjuuri, 2018); the applicability of applying existing employment regulations (Stewart and Sandford, 2017), …

A new series: Attempts at Academic Writing

So, I will be introducing a new series to this blog: my attempts at academic writing. I know, you’ll say that blogging is my creative outlet, so I should be providing a separate space for such endeavor. But at the moment, it is costly to provide such a space, and also, time-consuming to maintain a separate blog. So here we are. Also, I did mention at some point that I would be integrating a slightly more academic bent to my posts at some point, and what better time to start than now. Right? To start things off, I shall soon post an abridged version of my term paper about the gig economy. Hopefully, this will soon be followed by another term paper (again, abridged), and other thought pieces. This will be all for now. See you all soon! PS. For referencing/citation, I shall be using the APA system of citation and referencing. Also, should you find something that I need to improve, please, please let me know! You can send me an email to this …

That Uno: How I got it, and how you can get it, too.

  Let’s get this clear–I am posting this with absolutely no intention of bragging, but I’ve promised myself that if I get better grades than those I received in my first year of graduate school, I would share how I did it. So, here I am. To be honest, I am still in a state of disbelief. That I was able to do it. That I was able to perform well in graduate school and in the university nearly every Filipino wants to study in, no less. However, I have to believe it, because a lot of hard work went into it. And for the first time, the grades were commensurate with the effort I put into my studies.  So, how did I do it? It wasn’t an easy process. It took dedication, determination, and discipline to get it done. I’ll be sharing my process, which you can try and tweak.  Make sure that your health is in good shape. This covers both mental and physical health. Eat healthily–make sure that you eat fruits and …