Questions and sample answers on evaluation of the operational challenges that faced G4S in the 2012 London Olympics

What was the impact of inadequacy of staff in the London 2012 olympics?

From the 2012 London Olympics case, it was clear that the G4S firm still has hitches of providing an adequate number of the security personnel. Consequently, the effectiveness and efficacy of the security services become breached due to the unbalanced ratio of the security providers to the subjects to be secured. According to Erickson and Wei (2015, p. 410) G4S exhibited in 2012 that they lacked the ability to provide adequate Olympic security in turn served as a salient lesson their future operations. Headlines stormed the reputation of G4S by…

How did poor contingency planning affect G4S delivey in the 2012 London Olympics?

Undoubtedly, both G4S and the London Olympics Organizing Committee (LOCOG) revealed that in their prior arrangements there was not the incorporation of chances of eventualities. In particular, G4S discovered after taking the contract worth $355 million for security service at the Olympics games yet they did not consider the contingency issues involved. Improper approximations of the number of security guards needed and inadequate resource allocations or budgeting showed that the private security firm operates without integration of…

Evaluate organizational and logistics management of G4S at the 2012 London Olympics

The progressive expansion of the past Olympic experiences should have acted as the precepts for organizing and streamlining the logistics within G4S. Nevertheless, the management and the employees of the firm exhibited inferiority in the organization and mastering the logistical requirements of Olympic game operations (Maria 2012, p. 338). The pressure from the G4S managers just before and during the games revealed how their system had inconsistent and unreliable organizations and logistics. The challenge was echoed by LOCOG that admitted that G4S had…

Describe how public skepticism affects G4S delivery of private security

It was also evident that the public have little interest in security services offered by private firms. According to most of the G4S managers, the public show pertinent discrimination of their security systems. Consequently, the company suffers right from the recruitment to service provision since they work against a backdrop of sceptical security subjects, the public. One G4S gave an anecdote that…

Give recommendations to improve services of G4S in providing private security based on the 2012 London Olympics incident

G4S and the overall private security industry should integrate training and experience building in their operations. Such programs ensure staff development in terms of the modern requisition of intelligence property and skills that are prerequisites to efficient and effective service provision. The recruitment process should be very thorough and consider all the overarching technicalities involved in…

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