Alpha Mills

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY …………………………………………………………. 3

1. INTRODUCTION …………………………………………………………… 4

2. ANALYSIS OF MACRO PROBLEMS ……………………………………... 4

3. ANALYSIS OF MICRO PROBLEMS ………………………………………. 6

4. AREAS FOR CONSIDERATION…………………………………………… 6

LEADERSHIP… ………………………………………………………………………… 6

COMMUNICATION……………………………………………………………………. 7

CULTURE…..………………………….……………………………………………….. 7

PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL ………………………………………………………. 8

CHANGE ……………….……………………………………………………………….. 8

RESTRUCTURING ………………………..…………………………………………… 8

5. RECOMMENDATIONS/OUTCOMES…….………………………………….. 9

6. REFERENCES………………………………………………………………….. 11

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Upon review of Alpha Mills it was identified that the appointment of new
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He was “disadvantaged because he didn’t have adequate understanding of the organisations history, culture, operating procedures and personnel” (Robbins, Judge, Millet and Waters-Marsh, 2008).

Whilst developing self-directed production teams is an excellent idea Mr Davidson wasn’t aware that this would require extensive education, training/development, time and ongoing support. “Decentralisation enriches lower-level employee’s jobs by offering them the challenge of making significant decisions affecting their work” (Bartol, Tein, Matthews and Martin 2003).

3. Analysis of Micro problems.
The London directors failed to recognise the company’s issues were due to the drop in palm oil prices and not internal inefficiency. Although Captain Chubb “was at a loss on how to improve performance”, rather than bring in consultants to assist the directors chose to appoint a new manager.

Staff meetings were chaired by Mr Ang who was fumbling in the dark. His lack of education and mentoring prevented him from being able to provide positive reinforcement to employees or seek constructive feedback from the group.

Staff needed managerial support and access to EAPS (counselling) assisting them to adjust within the rapidly changing environment.

Although Mr Davidson was aware of Mr Ang’s performance/actions he failed to consult with him regarding the extended hours he was working and stresses he was trying to manage. Mr Ang should have also tried

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