Write 17 page essay on the topic Integrative Learning: Marriott International.
The most popular salaried job is Event Manager at US$53,549 annually and the most popular hourly job is housekeeper with an annual salary of US$29,587. Job benefits include an onsite child care facility, onsite fitness center, job sharing programs, telecommuting and compressed workweeks. Training is also available for all employees (CNN Money, 2013). This project identifies 8 key organizational concepts and describes how each concept can be applied to and benefit Marriott International. Lean Management Marriott International’s core values include “putting people first, pursuing excellence, embracing change, acting with integrity and serving our world” (Marriott, 1999-2013). In meeting these core values at a time when there is economic uncertainty globally, embracing these changes and while at the same time pursuing excellence can be accomplished via the implementation of lean management methodologies. Lean management was first introduced by Toyota and as such has been typically associated with manufacturing businesses. However, lean management is suitable for any sector and is especially useful for continuous improvement by reducing costs and obtaining optimum value (Arlbjorn, Freytag, &. de Haas, 2011). In particular, lean management accomplishes continuous improvement via cost reduction and optimum value by directing resources toward improving quality, empowering employees, and improved production as a means of delivering “customer-valued products and services” (Plenkiewicz, 2010, p. 54). By implementing lean management methods, companies can rapidly improve economics and enhance their ability to achieve the business objectives (Plenkiewicz, 2010).