Marshall Plant

1717 Words Nov 11th, 2014 7 Pages
case study: Teamwork at Marshall’s Processing Plant Marshalls is one large plant I the Midwestern United States that process corn into fructose syrup used in soft drinks. Marshalls run year around for 24hours a day, with two different components, the wet mill and the refinery. Marshall’s plant is a computerized state-of-art plant and most of the work needs to just be monitoring, maintenance, cleanup, and troubleshooting. The wet mill and refinery has about seventy five worker for each 12 hour shift. There are also about thirty employees who work in the office. It states that about 2 years ago Marshall instituted a team management system to enhance productivity in the plant and improve worker morale. They made them have two …show more content…
I will discuss how Marshall can improve on his management style by discussing three different types of management; Maslow hierarchy style, McGregor’s theory x and y, and lastly the Blake and Moutons managerial grid.
As I heard what is going on I will like to talk first about the original goals set forth for the team management system used. I think that it was a good intend however, it is using more of human relations than human resources. We will try to get to get this business into the human resources management. Human relation is task- related communication is still used but it is accompaniers by communications that attempted to maintain the quality of human relationships with the organizations. While if using human resources you are considering interactions and input from the employees. The reason I think Marshall is using more of a relation than a resources is because yes he is asking for advice. however, he is still listening and doing what the actually head team wants and not really listening to what the company needs and what the employee thinks is best. The employee are feeling unheard and thing that it is pointless for them to be having these meeting so they are trying to avoid them as much as possible now to get everyone involve, Marshall needs to start listening and actually following up on what the employee need and what.
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