Chapter 6 - The Soft & The Hard Dimension


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Unformatted text preview: f the factory fluctuate widely, people can be moved in quickly to handle extra demands Skill­based flexibility (Multi­skilling). Worker were ask to undertake a Skill­based flexibility (Multi­skilling). Worker were ask to undertake a wider range of tasks and to exercise greater responsibility. Multi­ skilling makes considerable demands on the organization to provide the training required and to motivate people to learn. organization­based flexibility (The use of contract workers and part­ timers). Pay­based flexibility (More flexible reward systems). Flexible reward policies that allow for flexibility in response to business fluctuations. Demand for different types of skills and variations in market rates for different categories of staff. S TRATEGIES TO DEVELOP THE S OFT DIMENS ION IN MANAGING CHANGE: DIMENS 1. Optimizing people’s creativity 2. Need for recognition 3. Collectivism 4. Sense of Awareness 5. Freedom to exercise power CONCLUS ION CONCLUS The managers should recognize the importance The of managing the soft dimension of human resource in the workplace. It is their responsibilities to create working environment where members are prepared to understand the relationship between the soft and hard dimension of managing change. They ought to realize that both elements will place organization in the state of equilibrium between profit and welfare, between high technology and high human touch, between desire and soul and, between self-interest and collective interest....
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