Human Behavior Essay

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Final Project Milestone 1: Introduction
Organizational Issues at the Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

October 11, 2015

Final Project Milestone 1: Introduction, Organizational Issues at the
Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

My review of the Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad case study allows me to identify certain organizational issues within the company.
There is an older incentive (Scanlon) plan put in place which worked very well for this company and its employees, helping them to rise up from an unproductive state in the 1990’s. Now that it has been in place for quite some time, it is getting stale. No bonuses have been given in months. The employees are not satisfied with the management of the
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* Collegial – a type of supportive model--a body of people working collectively, embodying a ‘team’ concept.

* System – the result of a strong search for a higher meaning at work by many of today’s employees. They want more than just a paycheck and job security from their jobs.
(Newstrom, 2014, p. 39)
I also agree that management has to be able to change and grow and continue to listen to any upward communication from the staff. In order to accomplish better communication, management should provide an ‘open-door’ policy and also informal meetings where employees can either feel free to go to their supervisors first with any questions or concerns and also raise issues with resources or basically anything that interferes with their job performance (Newstrom, 2014, p. 70).
I believe that it is also important to support an organization culture including some key values including the following: integrity, great customer service, unity, respect and compassion and excellence. (Newstrom, 2014, p. 100).
Lastly, I think that having a fun place to work creates motivated individuals who will have an increased job satisfaction. A “fun workplace” doesn’t have to be an oxymoron. Anyone can choose to create a fun workplace. Both qualitative and quantitative data exist to support our belief that a fun work environment can have a positive impact on productivity, quality,
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