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FMC Green River and Organizational Change

1. A group of your colleagues are meeting to go over the work that has been produced for FMC Green River. Prior to the meeting you must distribute last week 's recommendations to your associates. At the actual meeting you are to examine the recommendations that your colleagues have produced. Then, as a group, decide on three or four recommendations to propose to the plant manager.

2. Post your recommendations and evaluations.

3. Post your group Power Point with recommendations.

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Please see response file attached, which is also presented below I hope this helps and take care.

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1. A group of your colleagues are meeting to go over the work that has been produced for FMC Green River. Prior to the meeting you must distribute last week 's recommendations to your associates. At the actual meeting you are to examine the recommendations that your colleagues have produced. Then, as a group, decide on three or four recommendations to propose to the plant manager.

I will address the questions in the order that you presented them. This post has been posted for some time and the question is still somewhat unclear to me, but since the deadline is approaching, I decided to respond. I am wondering if you actually have a group of students who are working on this project as suggested in the statement "Then, as a group, decide on three or four recommendations to propose to the plant manager" or if this is just the way the question is worded and it is instead your individual project.

Either way, I will suggest four recommendations for you to consider, along with a suggested rationale and notes that you can use for your power point slides. Take what fits, though, and add your ideas as well.

Four recommendations for FMC:

i) Change Leadership Style to Participatory

An important variable is to consider the commitment of upper management to the principles and values of the participatory style of management (i.e., sharing the decision-making power with all team players, team work, etc.) http://www.qualityamerica.com/training.htm In fact, Dailey has said that he thinks Aberdeen's model fits with his own principles and values, so it more about having a clear vision of what the participatory model (i.e., Aberdeen's model). Often this can be experienced as threatening, and indeed is a somewhat complicated shift for those who have operated out of the traditional autocratic style of management (i.e., since 1858 for Green River), but possible when committed to the change process.

The premise of the autocratic management style is the belief that in most cases the worker cannot make a contribution to their own work, and that even if they could, they wouldn't. McGregor called the belief system that leads to this mindset Theory X. Under Theory X workers have no interest in work in general, including the quality of their work? Because civilization has mitigated the challenges of nature, modern man has become lazy and soft. The job of mangers is to deal with this by using "carrots and sticks." The "carrot" is usually a monetary incentive, such as piece-rate pay schemes. The "stick" is docked pay for poor ...

Solution Summary

Based on a case scenario of FMC Green River, this solution purports four recommendations to consider for the plant manager, along with a suggested rationale and notes to use for the power point slides, presented in point form.

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