Categoryissue 2020-01, publications

Conditions for the functioning and improvement of quality-oriented organisations in the new economy

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dr hab. Adam SKRZYPEK – prof. UPH Siedlce, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach, ul. Konarskiego 2, 08-110 Siedlce, Polska; e-mail: adam.skrzypek@uph.edu.pl

received: 6.03.2020
accepted: 27.03.2020

Abstract

The new economy is a new economic order in which there is a strong concentration on intangible resources, including knowledge. It is also a new economic order of the third wave of social development, in which knowledge, digital techniques, networks and real time activities play a decisive role. The key to the success of an organisation in the new reality is quality and knowledge. Knowledge must be embedded in the quality of product, processes, information and life. Knowledge and the ability to apply it to create innovations are basic determinants of value creation. Distinctive competences and continuous development of human capital are crucial. Success in the conditions of the new economy is measured by achievements in knowledge management and effects obtained as a result of direct and indirect exploitation of intellectual property. In the conditions of the new economy, enterprises should apply pro-quality management, which enables effective operation of business. High quality of management creates conditions for increasing the effectiveness and competitiveness of the organisation. Modern organisation management is based on the criterion of quality. Quality management is a dynamic and innovative process, which enables the promotion of pro-quality awareness and creates the basis for continuous improvement of management. The effectiveness of this improvement depends on the quality of knowledge. The article shows the essence of the new economy, its assumptions, elements, conditions of functioning. It indicates the need for proquality management in organizations operating in the new economy. The role of non-material resources in the process of management and improvement of the organization was emphasized. The article uses critical analysis of available literature and logical reasoning.

Keywords

new economy, knowledge, knowledge management, quality management, improvement

Safety and health protection in managing construction projects

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dr hab. inż. Jerzy OBOLEWICZ – Politechnika Białostocka, ul. Wiejska 45A, 15-351 Białystok, Polska; e-mail: j.obolewicz@pb.edu.pl

dr inż. arch. Adam BARYŁKA – Centrum Rzeczoznawstwa Budowlanego Sp. z o.o., ul. Obozowa 82A lok. 19, 01-434 Warszawa, Polska; e-mail: biuro@crb.com.pl

received: 9.03.2020
accepted: 27.03.2020

Abstract

Construction objects arise during the implementation of construction projects. Participants in these projects are interested in taking systematic actions to improve the state of occupational safety and health protection. The effectiveness of these activities requires that they be carried out as part of a comprehensive system of managing the construction project implementation process. The safety management and health protection system is part of the overall project management system, which includes: organizational structure, planning, responsibility, rules of conduct, procedures, processes and resources and requires analysis of safety and health protection issues in its individual areas, phases and stages. This is primarily due to the fact that proper management is the most effective way to ensure an adequate level of safety and health protection (bioz), desirable both due to the need to comply with legal provisions in force in construction, social expectations, and the possibility of obtaining positive economic effects by individual process participants in the scale of the entire construction project. The article proposes a theoretical model of the built undertaking that can be used to recognize the state of bioses. The model distinguishes parts, activities and areas in accordance with the logical course of the process, which was assigned to individual stages of the project. A research tool – RADAR BIOZ – was developed to identify the factors affecting bioz. To assess the condition of bioses, an analytical and mathematical model of the examined undertaking was formulated to ultimately determine the directions of preventive actions in the field of safety and health protection at individual stages, phases and areas of the construction project implementation process.

Keywords:

construction works, safety, health protection, management, construction process

The role of strategic information in value creation

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dr inż. Grażyna Paulina Wójcik – Grażyna Wójcik Inspektor Ochrony Danych; 2 Aleksandra Patkowskiego apt. 5, 02-750 Warsaw, Poland

e-mail: GrazynaWojcik@gmail.com

received: 27.12.2019
accepted: 17.01.2020

Abstract:

The purpose of the article is to discuss the strategic information system
of the “organization of the future” focusing on a procedural approach taking into account the perspective of the analysis “from outside to inside” the organization, treating information about the organization’s resources as information of strategic importance, identifying activities that create value. It was found that the ability to manage strategic information in an organization
is a key success factor, necessary for transformational changes, organizational culture changes and other changes needed to function in a rapidly changing environment.
The role of improving processes enabling the creation, dissemination and use of information to achieve the organization’s goals, increase job satisfaction and commitment was emphasized.

Keywords:

value systems, Strategic Information System, effective organization management, strategic information management