Oilwell Company Solution

Oilwell Company Solution - CASE: Oilwell Cable Company,...

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CASE: Oilwell Cable Company, Inc. Question 1: The advantage of proceeding without passing it by the team is that the process will be much faster and somewhat cheaper. Norm runs considerable risk, however, if he does not discuss the microprocessor decision with his production team. If he does not pass the decision by the team, they may assume that it is a management attempt to reduce the size of the work force. The case makes it clear that the company depends on a small, loyal workforce. If even one of them becomes disgruntled, it could have significant impact on the quality and productivity of the plant. This decision, because it, in fact, will not displace workers, seems well within the comfort zone of the team. Question 2: An old adage says that you do not ask a question unless you are prepared to hear the answer. It is entirely possible that the team, mindful of recent cutbacks, will think that this improvement is really about cutting more jobs and turn it down. Another possibility
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