To what extent and why should employees be regarded as one of many resources available to the organization, providing managers with the necessary labour needed to achieve objectives?

QUESTION
To what extent and why should employees be regarded as one of many resources available to the organization, providing managers with the necessary labour needed to achieve objectives?

ANSWER
Employees are an important resource of value to any organization. They are unique, and thus a source of core competence in an organization, hence, contributing to the competitive advantage that the organization has over its competitors.
The boards of directors or senior managers make decisions about where they want the organization to head, and how they would like this to happen by stating policies and timeframes to reach specified targets. However, these policies are acted upon by the employees. They are the ones representing the organization on the field, and actually achieve the objectives of the organization.
Just like tyres and pistons (the working parts) are to a car, so are the staff to the organization. The organization goes nowhere if these parts are not oiled correctly. By oiling, I mean the welfare of the employees, such as wages, adequate training and general working conditions should be a priority, as these will influence the way the employees portray the organization’s image.

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