Essays on Decision-Making Procedures in the Factory Case Study

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The paper "Decision-Making Procedures in the Factory" is a great example of a Management Case Study. Human Resource managers are key personnel to the productivity and profitability of a company. This is given by the fact that they directly deal with issues that affect the performance of employees. While many human resource managers tend to believe in whatever they inject into the systems of their organizations as being the best, failure to be inclusive makes their work to be difficult. As a human resource manager, I studied the job and work the design from Philips in Australia, which I believe will help me in my new assignment as a Human Resource manager in Manila.

The Philips Company is an example of a well laid out design that will ensure that a company is able to be productive even in the midst of economic challenges. This will also ensure that the rate of employee turnover is low.   From my experience and getting it directly from the Philips case, autonomy is an important aspect that as a manager, I will always root for. While many managers, tend to look as strict direct supervision as the best way of getting results from workers, this is actually not the case.

The other way round tends to provide better results, workers who are used to supervision tend to do things to please their supervisors, which may not on the actual ground translate to concrete productivity of the company. By allowing workers to work in autonomy, it gives them the chance to reinvent the programs and processes of production, because, at the end of the day, it is the profit that counts A company being technologically based, I would always root for workers being allowed to freely work without much pestering, in terms of searches and direct supervision.

This would give the workers the confidence they dearly need, so as to produce higher quantities and also ensure that there is the high quality of products. Constant direct supervision tends to put workers under pressure that cause them, to always depend on the managers and supervisors for quality work to be realized. Teamwork is an important aspect that cannot be wished away if a company has to reduce its employee turnover and at the same time ensure that productivity is high.

Teamwork will only exist if the company through Human Resource management is able to put up the necessary environment that is conducive for workers to work effectively. For workers to be able to work as a team, they must all be having a push factor that makes them want to achieve whatever they are working hard towards (Duening, 2002) Employees have to be given the leeway to form groups and form unions that will help them in working, while at the same time fight for their welfare.

However, such groups can also be useful in instilling the spirit of oneness that will help workers work as a single unit, and with the aim of achieving the same goal. Through such groups, an organization will find an easy way through which communication of the policies and expectations that the organization has.

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