1500-sangeetha-mgmt.docx - MGMT 110 AN UNTIMELY INCIDENT AT...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
MGMT 110: AN UNTIMELY INCIDENT AT ANCOL CORP. (CASE STUDY) Paul Sims was the new manager in the Lexington, Kentucky plant of Ancol Corp. In his first observation, he noticed the relations between the employees and management were strained. He decided to remove all the time clocks from the plant. This was in hope to gain better relationship between the employees and the employers. However, new problems started to appear. People were showing up late for work. Employees were leaving early or even taking a longer lunch break than usual. This increased absentee’s number. This had a noticeable effect on productivity of the plant. He asked the supervisor to observe the employees and record their every movement whether they came to work or went out early. This is to discuss attendance problems with the employees who were abusing the system. Unfortunately, the supervisors had no knowledge of the ability of keeping track of the employee’s attendance and many lacked social skills to discuss the matter with the subordinates. The additional responsibility of keeping track of the attendance only made it difficult for the supervisors to do their other tasks. Without the time clocks, it was hard to keep track of the employees who came late. Thus, making it hard for the payroll department to deduct pay for the amount of time the employees came late. Instead of their wage being deducted, a reprimand letter was placed into the employee’s personal file. However, doing this manually took up more time and more skills from the supervisors. Employees did not want the reprimanded letters in the files. Therefore, they filed in grievances with their labour union. Over the months, the grievances doubled which needed more time for the union officials and supervisors to handle it. The relations between the employees and the management were worst then before Sims started working. Productivity of the plant decreased while the supervisors were over-worked. It decreased because of the SANGEETHA ARUNASALAM (5481910) 1
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
MGMT 110: AN UNTIMELY INCIDENT AT ANCOL CORP. (CASE STUDY) increase in the number of the absentees and the increase in number of administrative workloads. A few relevant management concept can be related towards the problem which arose in the case study above. The lack of leading, coaching and motivating skills done by the supervisors and Paul Sims is a very clear relevant concept of management. As the manager of the plant, Sims should have lead the employees to create a vision for the company. A good leader guides, trains, coaches other employees to work effectively. This is to ensure maximum achievement on the objectives and goals of the company. A leader is someone who leads the employees as a ruler. A leader inspires the employees as a motivator to achieve the high aimed objective and goals of the company. A leader
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern