a business whose focus seems mainly to be on the external people, their clients/members, to provide a
haven from the everyday stressors. The business selected was Fitness First. As the leader in the leisure
industry, Fitness First's staff focuses on quality services in order to take care of the members.
Employees work so that members can take care of themselves and recuperate from the stressors of daily
life. Perhaps by implementing Investors in People, the largest health club operator, which caters to people can also provide cater to their people (employee) and reach its objective more effectively. Hence, the focus of this project was to evaluate how the Investors in People Standard, can be useful to an organization, Fitness First UK, and to evaluate the changes, advantages and disadvantages and possible problems.
Objectives of the Research
The objectives of this research included:
-To critically review the literature on Investors in People, or the Standard, companies that use,
and the implementation of the Standard to Fitness First and similar organisations
-To identify the strategies in implementing the Standard with Fitness First UK's policies
-To find the result of investing in the people who take care of people as an occupation
-To investigate the possible impact of the necessary changes, acceptance and rejection of staff,
management, clients, and vendors when incorporating change
-To monitor employees' motivation and attitude via training, benefits, empowerment,
-To examine management's role (this will even involve training managers)
-To discover, implement, examine, and find the results of the planning, learning, and
development to achieve organization's objectives as...
Fitness First UK's employees work hard in order that client scan recuperate from the stresses of daily life. Perhaps by implementing Investors in People, the largest health club organization, which caters to their external people (clients) can also provide cater to their internal people (employee) and reach its objective more effectively. Hence, the focus of this project was to evaluate how the Investors in People Standard, can be implemented the current policies of Fitness First UK.
The Investors in People Standard, or the Standard, provides a framework for organization to follow. However, the framework is kept open and flexible so that organisations can adjust and customize to meet its needs. Based on the actions of the planning cycle, the Standard's guidelines are to Plan, Do, and Review. It is not strictly structured in order that organizations can implement the Standard in the way that is best. This makes sense and is highly effective because each organization and its people are extremely unique. Investors in People UK list their framework:
Scutt (1998) lists, "The current Director, John Layne, joined Airline Operations during 1994 and quickly identified the need to improve its business performance, customer service, and reduce costs.