Chapter 13 - “Analyzing Managerial Decisions: Bagby Copy Company MBA 540 Michelle Wilson August 9, 2015 There are many advantages and disadvantages to specific vs. broad task assignment. Assigning specific tasks to workers allows the company to hire specifically based on the ability of the worker to do a very specific job. In this way efficiency can be increased as a worker should be performing the job that he is comparatively best suited to perform and nothing else. Competition amongst workers can also be increased as there is a specific metric to judge by. The cost of training a worker is also reduced as the worker does not have to be trained in every aspect of the company only what he is going to be doing.
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For this assignment I will be producing a report explaining how the organisation of my choice which is Tesco obtains the co-operation of their employees. Within businesses in some occasions there are times where employees or businesses fail to co-operate in the right manor amongst each other. I will be briefly explaining and describing ways of which the market leading organisation co-operates with its employees. One method of how Tesco cooperates with their employees is via Legal forced cooperation. The legal forced cooperation is a direct way for an organisation to cooperate with its employees.
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It would be beneficial to have him take the What Time of Day am I Most Productive survey to see if his poor decision making is based on his ability to focus. The characteristics of the employees make up the characteristic of the company, and both of these are a direct reflection of their leadership. Keeping employees happy is a key element to success, as noted in (Robbins & Judge, 2011), “Therefore, companies implement programs; such as piece-rate pay where workers are paid a fixed sum for each unit production completed”. It is imperative that a company can attract and retain a skilled workforce. Ensuring that their compensation is competitive with the market and valuing the employee’s opinions are just two ways to accomplish this.
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Week Six Discussion Questions: 1: Discuss and show how the terms job enlargement, job enrichment, and job rotation are different? Practices such as job enlargement, job enrichment, and job rotation are used to stimulate and empower employees. Job enlargement is giving the employee more tasks, but not more responsibility. The advantages of job enlargement are reduced monotony, increased work flexibility, cost effective, possibly improves employees earning capacity, and may improve job enjoyment. Some disadvantages are unwillingness or exploitation of workers.
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Reduced absenteeism, though often overlooked, is also a legitimate business rationale; flexible options not only strengthen commitment, but also give employees more time to handle the very situations that sometimes lead to absenteeism. Flexible work programs provide a way for businesses to increase employee loyalty without resorting to making fundamental changes in their operations. The most popular flexible work options are those that involve the least change. Flex-time and compressed work weeks, for example, call for the same number of hours, at the same workplace, as in traditional work arrangements." In addition, some supporters of flexible work arrangements argue that such programs can actually have a positive impact on the productivity of employees.