Analyzing Managerial Decisions: Bagby Copy Company

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Analyzing Managerial Decisions: Bagby Copy Company

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HCM-540, MBOL5, Health Care Organization
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December 1, 2013

Analyzing Managerial Decisions: Bagby Copy Company

Ronald J. Sanders

Saint Leo University

MBA540

Analyzing Managerial Decisions: Bagby Copy Company

1. The subject, Bagby Company, has a dilemma between a specialized task assignment or broad task assignment. A specialized task entails designating an employee to a specific group of tasks that has a concentration in one functional capacity. In regards to broad task assignment, the worker is given a broader set of task that has variety. Depending upon which set of tasks is chosen, Bagby would have to
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Benefits of Broad Task Assignment:

With the use of the broad task assignment, additional staff will not be employed by Bagby because workers can be alternate to carry out specific interrelated function based on the productivity rate and manufacturing technology.

Cost of Broad Task Assignment:

1) There are downsides to broad task assignments. The expense of cross-training and seminars is an important downside. Because each worker is suppose to be proficient in different tasks, Bagby will need to ensure that it can provide training and seminars to its workers. Providing training and seminar may be a costly expense and cause the company to lose some employees, eventually affecting the quality of their product.

2) Harness makers can be grouped, in two ways, into subgroups. The first is through the development of functional specialty subgroups. Functional specialty subgroup compiles every job design to perform the same in one department. The company can group every employee that fabricates wire harnesses into a single group. This would allow for better communication among members and create synergy among employees involved in producing the wire harness. The grouping of the subunit will encourage sharing of knowledge and resources contributing to production efforts. Members of the subunits will be able to solve many of the issues, with their personal skills,…