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Amy who is a high performing employee throughout her degree program. The scientific management theory was integrated into the case study whereby individual employees’ task is analyzed, and their entire work patterns are changes due to labor being rationalized (Scott & Davis 2015). In the scenario, Amy was offered a flexible work schedule so that she could carry out her studies and work at the same time. The contingency theory was also integrated into the
CASE STUDY REVIEW 2: SUPPORTING EMPLOYEES GOALS5On-Ramps case study. With the contingency theory, the external environment provides the organization with several constraints and opportunities (Scott & Davis 2015). The On-Ramp firmsemi-annual review process which involves making decisions on the organizational goals will depend on environmental factors such as the performance of their competitors. This will enable the On-Ramp firm to set goals that will give the company a competitive edge and improve its profitability.Personal perspectiveMy perspective on the case study is that the organization's management is biased and shows favoritism towards Amy because she is a high performer. If she was not a high performer, she will not receive the benefit she is getting from the company. It is advantageous to those employees who have high performance because they will be appreciated and recognized by the management. However, those employees who lack skills and talents like Amy should also be given attention because it will increase their desire to work and contribute to the company's success in the future. All employees should be given equal rights and opportunities for improvement. On-Ramps company can organize training or workshops to enhance the skills of its employees while investing in high performing employees. This will enable low performers to improve their capabilities and become high performers just like Amy. Being a small firm, it will be advantageous if the management and partners of the firm motivate and increase their employee morale by supporting low employee goals. This will boost their productivity thereby contributing to the company's overall success. The theories On-Ramps company can adopt to keep their employees happy are the neo-classical theory and the human relations theory. The neoclassical theory focuses on employee needs and preferences before making any major changes or taking any decisions. By adopting
CASE STUDY REVIEW 2: SUPPORTING EMPLOYEES GOALS6the neoclassical theory, the company will be able to motivate and encourage their employees to be more productive. This would keep the employees happy and the company performance will also improve. The human relations theory will be a good theory to implement since it takes into consideration the individual behavior of employees based on the ideology of the organization. In the On-Ramps case study, the company can try to align the goals of the employees to the organi-