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FMC: Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior

Using the appropriate organizational analysis format continue your analysis for Kenneth Dailey of FMC Green River by focusing on employee motivation.
-Job design and goal setting
-Performance appraisal
-Pay
-Career development

While engaging the analytical process keep in mind the differences that exist between FMC Green RIVER and FMC Aberdeen. Continue to think in terms if jobs would be structured the same way in both facilities. What about differences in pay, performance appraisals, and developing a career plan? What would work at the Wyoming facility and why?

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1. While engaging the analytical process keep in mind the differences that exist between FMC Green RIVER and FMC Aberdeen. Continue to think in terms if jobs would be structured the same way in both facilities. What about differences in pay, performance appraisals, and developing a career plan?

Job Structures

Considering the differences between FMC Aberdeen and FMC Green River in terms of job structure, the job structures would not be the same for the two facilities. Aberdeen and Green River are both plants that work under the FMC Corporation. Aberdeen is a fairly new company that was founded on the beliefs of participative management and empowerment to its employees. Even though it's only been around for a short period of time, it's proven to be a very profitable and productive plant. Aberdeen only has one product line, but they have proven to be very efficient with the production of it. The techniques, and managerial style used at Aberdeen give workers a greater sense of responsibility, and has a primary focus of trust between workers.

However, the plant at Green River has been around for a much longer period of time and has a much more diverse product line. In fact, they specialize in different chemicals that are used in a variety of different industries. The manager at Green River considers himself to be open-minded and willing to give more responsibility to his employees, but he's not sure if it will work. Green River already has an organizational structure that they've been using since the fifties. It could be difficult and in some cases impossible to change the structure of their business with any kind of efficiency.

Performance Appraisal

Managers create specific job structures, and hire employees through a selection process. They must identify the task they want the employees to accomplish and the abilities that they need to do them. Once these abilities are identified the managers must develop accurate measures of them. They must also decide if these abilities are to be used ...

Solution Summary

This solution continues the analysis for Kenneth Dailey of FMC Green River by focusing on employee motivation in the areas of job design and goal setting, performance appraisal, pay, and career development. In terms of these areas of motivation, it also discusses what would work at the Wyoming facility considering the differences in the two facilities, and why.

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