Unformatted text preview: 4. Certainly, one would assume that the Cleveland based company Lincoln Electric Co. doesn’t necessarily focus on forced comparisons (such as the group order ranking) like GE does. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t still be successful. One could look at the two companies in the light of task oriented v. relationship oriented. GE is more task oriented where dropping the bottom 10% motivates employees to beat each other out and produce more. However, there probably isn’t as much teamwork throughout the whole company as may exist in Lincoln Electric Co., which focuses more on relationships (not firing based on productivity). And just because Lincoln doesn’t fire people like GE, it doesn’t mean that it can’t have just as good, if not better selection practices, training and development programs and performance evaluations (rewarding those that are producing the most) than GE to counter the way in which it functions....
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- Fall '07
- Lincoln Electric Co., good applicant-organization fit, initial selection process