NOGO RAILROAD CASE ANALYSIS FORM Name: Patrick Mackey I. Problems A. Macro 1. Railroad leadership has to reduce the crushing employee expenses necessary in day- to-day operations through a better Organizational Development (OD) practice. Brown states that “OD is long-range efforts and programs aimed at improving an organization’s ability to survive by changing its problem-solving and renewal processes. (pg. 4)” There is an engineer, firemen, and brakemen position that are being utilized when only the engineer and the brakemen are needed. Thus, have a higher expense rate. Also, featherbedding increases the expenses amongst the railroad creating a lower output and clerks stand around and do nothing when there is no work to be done because that are being properly utilized. 2. The attitudes of employees need to be more willing to accept necessary changes to ensure the railroad's survival. For the survival of the railroad employees the rumors must halt and managements must shed light on the upcoming event partaking in the railroads longevity. With organizational renewal, managers can make adaptive changes to the environment. “Organizational renewal is important. If a company is to survive in an increasingly competitive marketplace, the organization must continuously adapt to its environment; without renewal, management cannot maintain excellence” (Brown, 2001, pg.
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