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CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1 Reasons choose the case 1.2 The Problems The problems of this case are: 1. How would you characterize Lincoln Electric’s strategy? In this context, what is the nature of Lincoln’s business and upon what bases does this company compete? 2. What are the most important elements of Lincoln’s overall approach to organization and control that help explain why this company is so successful? How well do Lincoln’s organization and control mechanisms fit the company’s strategic requirements? 3. What is the corporate culture like at Lincoln Electric? What type of employees would be happy working at Lincoln Electric? 4. What is the applicability of Lincoln’s approach to…show more content…
Giving employees freedom, paying them for how hard and how efficiently they work, and giving the workers the opportunity to participate in decision making are all it takes to coerce enough effort from workers for the company to be immensely successful. Conclusion The Lincoln Electric case study has illustrated many concepts that Organizational Behavior has to offer. We have discussed many ways in which individuals, groups, and the organizational structure therein, has influenced the behavior at Lincoln Electric. The overall structure has contributed to almost every aspect of the company. Take for example the degree of care for employees at Lincoln, their progressive paradigm allows its employees to feel empowered, enthusiastic, and satisfied with the organization. This consequently, leads to an efficient way of producing their products, ensuring quality, and strengthening client relationships. Employees at Lincoln participate in different divisions. The structure allows for job rotation that reduces boredom, increases motivation, and has a positive influence on productivity. Second, the Advisory Board gives employees a sense of authority and helps maintain communication between lower-level workers and upper-management. Lincoln’s recognition of their employees as “the company’s most valuable asset,” combined with their competitive compensation package,

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