Mgmt 591

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Johnson, Lattrice lattricejohnson@yahoo.com Johnson, Lattrice lattricejohnson@yahoo.com Mgmt 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Professor Ken
Mgmt 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Professor Ken
Course Project
Reducing Turnover Rate
Course Project
Reducing Turnover Rate

MGMT 591: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
How to decrease employee turnover rate?

Overview of Organization

The organization that will be the topic of discussion in my final project paper is Amazon.com. Amazon.com is an American international electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is the largest Internet based company in the United States. Amazon.com started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified,
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I was not there before the high turnover rate began. However, I work every day with people who were there for that and who have had a negative attitude towards Amazon.com ever since. There are some who have positive things to say as well about the high turnover rate.

Turnover rates are very high at Amazon.com today. I have been there for less than four years and have many people come and go at multiple locations within the US. I’ve seen employees at headquarters get walked out just because they want to reduce the workforce and have less employee expenses. It can make it a difficult place to work at when you never really know if you’ll be the next person walked out the door.

Preliminary Problem Statement

Amazon.com has come up with a new program that “pays associates to quit”. A few details about the turnover at Amazon.com have been briefly described. Bezos feels that this program is necessary to determine which employees are not happy at the company. He feels that no one should be where they are not happy, because it will affect the organization and its profit overall, while this is true most of the employees that leave, leave because, they feel that there isn’t much opportunity to advance and they fell that they are overworked. I feel that Amazon.com has all the tools it needs to turn the company around, to get better reviews and to have a better turnover rate. I see where the changes can be made, but Bezos and

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