Introduction The organization has an employee base that exceeds three thousand people. The males seem to dominate the organization in that they occupy an eighty percent of the whole population in the organization. 65% of the employees are members in two major unions. The average age of employees in the organization is 44 years and 72% of the employees are over 35 years and the average length of their services in the organization is 16years. The largest group of female workers is between 19 years and 29 years and only 8% of the male employees fall under this category.
This group is closely followed by those between the age brackets of 35 years to 39 years. The representation of women when it comes to ages above 40 is very low and in contrast the largest group of male employee seems to be over 55 years. The notion of an ideal worker as depicted in the casestudy There exists a lot of literature on the notion of an ideal worker. Most managers and employees are of the opinion that an ideal worker ought to have a number of similar characteristic and they include the willingness to work, proactive and positive attitude, integrity and honesty, use of time in a productive manner and lastly an ideal worker ought to be dependable.
In relation to this the ideal worker or employee is therefore termed as an employee with the male characteristics when it comes to freedom from undertaking the domestic responsibilities (Britton 2003). The casestudy that have been used in this scenario have presented an ideal worker been the worker who is always available and they can be able to work on a full time basis and also they can be able to work overtime and for long hours based on the fact that the other partner is responsible of all the family responsibilities.
When viewed from an operational view, ideal workers are seen as been males and also been the only breadwinner in the family and thus making them reliable since they have various family responsibilities to take care of since the other partner is not working (Hynes & Clarkberg 2005).
Also in the casestudy the idea of an ideal worker has also been represented in a different form in the organization and most especially when it comes to the white collar jobs that are available in the organization. In relation to the white collar jobs, the notion of an ideal worker seems to be less gendered and thus an ideal worker ought to have a can do attitude which is later coupled with a go getter and thus they are able to commit a considerable number of hours to the organization so as to ensure the organizations success.
How the notion of ideal workers in the casestudy is limiting the effectiveness of the organization The notion of an ideal worker as presented in the organization in the casestudy seems to offer some limiting factors to the effectiveness of the organization. One of the major way in which the notion of ideal worker presents a limiting factor to the organization is based on the fact that since not all employees are able to work fulltime and also for long hours, other employees will view it as if they are been discriminated and thus the notion of an ideal worker will actually act as de-motivating factor to the employees and thus they will not perform their duties in an efficient and effective manner and thus they will eventually have a negative effect on the outcomes of the organization (Hynes & Clarkberg 2005).