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Case Study - Case Study # 7 Using a broad task assignment...

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Case Study # 7 Using a broad task assignment allows for multiple functions to be performed; whereas using a specialized task assignment would be the performance of only specific task functions. There are benefits to both styles, though for this question you must assess the basic benefits and costs of specialized task assignment relative to broad task assignment. Benefits include establishing of a comparative advantage that would require lower cross-training expenses. The costs would include but are not limited to coordination costs, functional myopia, and reduced flexibility. Incentive issues would depend on the cost to measure the output of an individual task. An example would be determining if the harness has any defects which would require the ability to determine which wire may be defective, though if they follow a broad task assignment then the defective harness would fall on the responsibility of the individual that produced that specific harness. Grouping wire-harness makers into subgroups has the ability to increase
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course MBA 575 taught by Professor Dr.tvorik during the Spring '11 term at St. Leo.

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Case Study - Case Study # 7 Using a broad task assignment...

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