Saudi retailers are one of the most reputable online stores in the Middle East. The retail store competes with other modern outlets with a substantial number of customers in the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the entire Middle East. Based in Tabuk, the company operates its entire activities, with the administrative, supply chain and ICT operations based here.
The company has a well-developed management structure involving various units, which can be essential to my personal growth. My involvement in the company would help me to acquire sound management practices in order to cultivate the same in the real world work environment. I managed to be employed in the organization due to my knowledge in entrepreneurship and business management.
Analytical skills are important in the current business environment. I would therefore like to acquire analytical skills, which can enable me to manage global business enterprises. This therefore calls for strategies of implementing the same hence would like to include the following in my endeavors.
- Improve my organizational skills by becoming a member in registered clubs that mentor people, as well as become an active participant in on the job training.
- Improve my communication skills by being involved in various skills based training and assessments.
- Become knowledgeable on the fundamental practices of managing business operations by being involved in the day-to-day operations in the company to mould my thinking.
- Increase my knowledge in global business operations through learning how the company manages its global operations.
- Enhance my people skills by getting involved and communicating with people with a diverse cultural background.
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Management and leadership skills are very important at Saudi online retailers, due to the dynamic nature of the global online retail market. Leadership is a behavioral act where one party influences the other towards a course (Rost & Burns, 1991), while management is a task within an organization that contributes to an efficient and effective way in terms of planning, leading, controlling and organizing the resources in an organization (Murphy, 2004). Equipping me with the knowledge and skills needed in an online environment is crucial in order to help me have a solid background in the operations of such huge businesses with a global reach. This will enable me to acquire knowledge that sustains businesses in the online market. My study in college affected my understanding on various operations of organizations such as ICT management, talent and recruitment strategies as well as supply chain management. However, analytical skills are also essential and hence would want to enhance these attributes by engaging myself in an organization that cultivates an environment where analytical skills can be nurtured.
Analytical skills will enhance my personal decision making skills hence giving me the capability of working under minimum supervision. Thus, in order to learn and acquire the said skills, there must be a learning process in a live-based work scenario where there is interaction with people such as employees in Saudi retailers in order to enable me develop and improve my skills.
My involvement at Saudi retailers will be quite critical in developing such skills due to the training programs, which the company often gives to its employees. The company is much focused on talent development and as such, being part of the staff will be critical towards attaining such organizational skills, which are essential in the current global market.
There are activities, which will enable me to grow as regards to the area of business management. These include exposure to global business operations and being involved in managing the various aspects of an organization. Having obtained knowledge in college in relation to business management and ICT, my journey in realizing my career goals had just began. Acquiring skills and real work experience will increase my chances of progressing career wise, and being satisfied in all dimensions of life.
I would like to progress in terms of my career, and thus proper work experience and on job training would be critical to me while am employed at the company. Organizations including Saudi retailers employ employee retention techniques though training and motivation, and thus this will give me a better opportunity to improve my interpersonal and analytical skills in the near future. This is because the company’s work environment and culture will enable me to meet various people, which will help me to understand some organizational attributes, which are very fundamental in today’s global business environment. Being exposed to different minds will change my attitude towards various issues facing global organizations across different boundaries.
Besides this, I will take a personal initiative as regards to acquiring an in depth knowledge in understanding how e-commerce businesses interact with external entities such as global supply chain. This would be done through participating in additional out of job training in order to understand some concepts, which were not taught in college. This would also enhance my decision-making skills when faced with different circumstances.
Murphy, P. E., & Murphy, A. E. (2004). Strategic management for tourism communities: Bridging the gaps. Clevedon: Channel View Publications.
Rost, J. C., & Burns, J. M. G. (1991). Leadership for the twenty-first century. New York: Praeger.