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Paul Park's international of Celestis isn't as darkish and brooding as that of Paradise in his Sugar Rain books, however the tale is much more anxious. people have subjugated the planet's local aboriginals in these ways in which people frequently do. at the floor, all is calm and civilized: aboriginals seem pleased with the life-style swap, the cultural possibilities now to be had, and a victory over one other local race that had enslaved them for hundreds of years. however the calm is barely a veneer that hides the decay and anger underneath, a temporary peace.
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Jones and Hamilton (1992:95) conclude that management lack effort in developing a yield culture, but also state that: "Because YM is complex and because it depends significantly in information teclinology, involving people is difficuh". According to Jones and Hamilton (1992), the first stage in implementing a YM culture is ensuring everybody within the organisation understands the phenomenon. Brotherton and Mooney (1992) support this view, implying that hoteliers must concentrate primarily on people and that organisational and software programmes are less important.
The Rooms Division Manager made sure that people understood new procedures, and how important it was that what you put in is what gets passed to the YM system, so I think that has been done well. RM. Memo's, reception meetings, training. They probably weren 't told there was to be a change. I learnt more about it, and as things change I try and tell my staff, and try and explain as much as I know, but what I don't know I can't pass on. Table 9: What commitment have employees made to YM procedures?
The paper concludes by proposing a series of practical recommendations for practitioners. 2 Methodology Given the existence of a reasonably substantial body of literature on yield management, a deductive approach to designing this research was considered to be the most appropriate. The initial work consisted of a review of the pertinent literature to estabUsh the current state of knowledge on the issues that the research was to address. The results obtained from this literature review were, then, used as a basis to compile the interview questions that comprised the main empirical data collection instrument.
A Better Mantrap by Bob Shaw