Week 3 Case Assignment (Submitted 2Apr13) - MNGT 5590...

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MNGT 5590 2013S2 Week 3 Case Assignment Read the Hovey and Beard Company Case, and answer the following questions. 1. Discuss how the principles of job design and reinforcement theory apply to the performance problems at the Hovey and Beard Company. 2. Analyze the performance problems using the "performance diagnosis model" in Chapter 7. Note: Do not answer the questions after each part of the case, although they may help you form your answer. Remember to organize your answer well and write concisely because there are many points you can raise about the Hovey and Beard Company case. 1. By meeting with the painters, management was able to determine how and in what manner painters were able to be more comfortable and thus more efficient. The principles of job design were implemented after each discussion regarding the dynamics of the painters’ day. By breaking down each task in the toy painting process, management was able to make accommodations to ensure the success of the new

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