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Leadership, Communication and Groups: FMC Green River

MGT322 Unit 3 IP

Continue your analysis for Kenneth Dailey of FMC Green River by focusing on groups and organizational processes, using the Step by Step Analysis.

The steps of analysis are the same as those explained in Unit 1:
Step #1 Introduction and Background
Step #2 Organizational Analysis
Step #3 Alternatives and Recommendations
Step #4 Implementation with a Contingency Plan

The topics to analyze for this unit are:
Work Groups/Teams

Keep in mind the differences that exist between FMC Green River and FMC Aberdeen and continue to think in terms of the differences you see in both facilities for each of these three topics. For example, what are the differences in the work groups, leadership styles, and communication processes? What methods would work at the Green River facility for each of these three topics and why. How will you implement these changes?

MGT322 Unit 3 DB 4-5 paragraphs

Discuss the primary differences between face-to-face and virtual teams. Explain why the Aberdeen model can or cannot be implemented in other organizations that rely heavily on virtual teams.

Use the course material and other materials (e.g., articles, books, journals, etc.) to support your argument. If applicable, include your own personal experience to also support your argument. Use the APA guidelines when citing and referencing your sources.

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Introduction & Background

FMC Corporation is a global manufacturing company based in Chicago. The company has various units working at different locations. The two most popular units of the company are FMC Green River and FMC Aberdeen. The manufacturing of both the units is different from each other. The Green River unit manufactures chemicals used in agricultural activities, while Aberdeen unit manufactures machines and equipments used in military and defense services. The organizational behavior of both the units has different problems. The Green River unit has major organizational problems rather than the Aberdeen unit.
The main organizational behavior problems in Green River unit are related with work group/teams, leadership practices and communication. The unit does not have appropriate management due to the lack of effectiveness in these three aspects. On the other hand, the Aberdeen unit has no problems related to these three aspects. The site manager of Green River unit, Kenneth Dailey wants to have some specific recommendations to improve the organizational behavior problems of the Green River unit (FMC Corporation, 2008).

Organizational Behavior Analysis

The organizational behavior of the Green River unit has several problems in its team, work groups, leadership practices and communication system. These problems affect the productivity of the unit to a great extent. The main problems in these three fields can be better analyzed with the following discussion:

Work Groups/Teams

Team work is essentially a mindset which requires a complete mental revolution from individual orientation to collective orientation, from individual contribution to collective contribution and from individual rewards to collective rewards. The team work enhances the performance of the employees as well as the organization. Due to the increasing competition, the organizations realized that some specific tasks cannot be accomplished without team work. The formation of a work team is a big challenge for the Green River unit (FMC Corporation, 2008). The inappropriate employee recruitment system and performance appraisal systems give rise to conflicts among the employees, so the formation ...

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Leadership, communication and groups within FMC Green River is discussed. The response addresses the queries posted in 1448 Words, APA References