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The Managers of an American Company - Case Study

Autor:   •  June 26, 2017  •  Case Study  •  1,489 Words (6 Pages)  •  382 Views

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I. Executive Summary

        The managers of an American company felt pressured because the corporation choose a decentralized organization. In a survey, the plant manager felt the pressure to reduce the quality control that would ensure that all unsafe products would be rejected, the sales personnel were also encourage to use questionable sales tactics just to meet the required measures of their company.

        Since the employees and the managers felt pressure, I could say that they are not comfortable in a decentralized organization especially it includes dismissal or demotion if the given measures will not meet. The company could impose a seminar for the managers and personnels of each managers.

II. Statement of the Problem

  • Pressures that the managers felt and problems on what strategies they would make just to meet the required standard of the American company.

        The plant manager felt force to reduce the quality control of their products         and the sales personnel were being encourage to use questionable tactics         just to meet na required standards.

  • These problems arises when the American company choose a decentralized organization so they could enter in a highly competitive         industry. The company decided that failure to meet the standards will         lead to a dismissal or demotion of the center manager.
  • Short-term planning looks at the characteristics of the company in the present and develops strategies for improving them. Examples are the skills of the employees and their attitudes. The condition of production equipment or product quality problems are also short-term concerns. Employee training courses, equipment servicing and quality fixes are short-term solutions.

        In the long term, companies want to solve problems permanently and to         reach their overall targets. Long-term planning reacts to the competitive         situation of the company in its social, economic and political environment         and develops strategies for adapting and influencing its position to achieve         long-term goals. It examines major capital expenditures such as purchasing         equipment and facilities, and implements policies and procedures that         shape the company's profile to match top management's ideas. When short-        term planning is successful, long-term planning builds on those achievements         to preserve accomplishments and ensure continued progress.

  • The plant location manager were uncertain to change the quality control of the products and the sales persons were encourage to do questionable tactics. For me the best plan for this is first, the company should first implement seminars about how to properly manage a company for the managers. A seminar that would help them improve there leadership skills and strategy planning. After that, the managers are responsible in implementing seminars for its personnel on how to properly maket and sell there products without decreasing the quality of there products.

III. Causes of the Problem

        The American company currently facing the problems that arises in a decentralized company. The managers felt pressure and burden by the executive decision. By distributing the responsibilities down the chain in the company, they are able to focus on more bigger issues and projects. The company could easily to pin point the weak links in their chain and look for a possible solution for it.

        However, If employees are not trained and experienced in the types of things that they will be responsible for, then the business is greatly harmed. Rather than looking at things from a company wide perspective, they look at it from their own perspective. When you place power in lower management’s hands, they take it to heart. They feel as though the success of their sector falls directly on them, and in many ways it does. This causes these managers to begin competing with each other, and possibly doing things that are unethical in order to pull ahead and look better in front of upper management. In short, the organization would be a chaos if the managers are inexperienced and not properly train.

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