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Unformatted text preview: Apr 11; Chapter 7, P190 odd numbered Strategic Questions and To Do case page 200 P190 1. If you were to start a sidewalk shoveling business, should you train your employees to know the optimal number of pounds of snow per shovelful to maximize productivity and minimize injury, or let them decide? I would always include preventative training initiatives to save healthcare costs by reducing risk of injury. Workmans compensation is a drain on company resources. 3. According to scientific management, managers plan the work and workers do the work; so how does an organization figure out the best way to do a job? Scientific management breaks down the job into its specific tasks, where each element of work is measured to yield the best benefit to the organization (faster, more efficiently, least cost, etc). The BEST PRACTICE comes out of many observations and measurements of the job, and the organization makes this the standard in training through execution to improve work performance.improve work performance....
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