Employment and Autonomy

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Critical Thinking Question 1. What seems the main source of conflict between supervisors and the HR department at Sands Corporation?

Main source of conflict between supervisors and the HR department at Sands Corporation are: * HR department ranks applicant based on test scores or other criteria and because of that, often people do not get along well with supervisor and co-worker. * Excellent performers are leaving because of HR department do not pay the exceeding pay rises even though they able to perform well. * Take very long time to do paperwork on hiring new employees and cause the company loses good candidates. * Training is just a waste of time and money because it doesn’t build anything. * Supervisors are
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Managers tend to have increased autonomy in organizations that are more decentralized. In such organizations, managers have more freedom to make decisions regarding the work of employees and even personnel decisions. For example, managers with increased autonomy may be able to assign merit raises to the employees in their unit at their discretion. As with employee autonomy, this freedom can result in feelings of motivation and satisfaction for the manager, who may be in a better position to reward and motivate employees. However, as with employee autonomy, managers who have autonomy may not be equipped to handle it. If managers make poor decisions, this may be harmful to employees and the organization as a whole. Using the example of autonomy in deciding pay raises, a manager may give merit pay increases that are significantly higher than those in other work units, which may cause problems across the organization.

3. How should Sands’ top executives deal with the complaints expressed by supervisors? How should the director of the HR department deal with the situation?
All types of dissatisfaction are important for the management to uncover and act upon. Companies that manage complaints effectively not only can boost employee morale and satisfaction, but also may benefit from the information gained through employee feedback. Being open to both positive and constructive feedback and providing employees with multiple
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