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People Management Fiasco in Honda Motorcycles

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1) People Management Fiasco in Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Ltd. case study.

Address the following:

a) Discuss the key factors that led to the breakdown of the industrial relations at Honda.

b) How did the managers contribute to the situation?

c) What cross-cultural issues were present?

d) What HR strategy would you suggest to improve industrial relations?

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a) Discuss the key factors that led to the breakdown of the industrial relations at Honda.

b) How did the managers contribute to the situation?

c) What cross-cultural issues were present?

d) What HR strategy would you suggest to improve industrial relations?

One of the major contributors to breakdown in worker relations at Honda (HMSI) involves the
lack of understanding of workers' needs, by existing management. If managers were in place, who
understood the social and cultural needs of workers, they might not have been prompted to
consider forming a union, for representation. "If DP Singh had not left, perhaps the problem may
never have arisen" (Saini, 2004). There were no managers who understand how the Indian workers
thought and which benefits they valued. With nobody in management to understand their needs,
they felt the need to ...

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People management fiasco in Honda Motorcycles are examined. How managers contribute to the situation are determined.

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