Bob Flexon Case Study

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1. Identify several HR issues such as hiring and retention decisions, or benefits decisions, and how these might be viewed by the companies in the text feature. Consider the issues under the organizations’ former and current organizational cultures. Flexon’s decision to cut his salary and decrease his own personal expenditures is seen as a positive to the company. By publicly announcing his sacrifices, it might make similar sacrifices more acceptable to his employees. Flexon has taken the position of a role model and he has instilled change without the use of intimidation tactics. Wellspring’s policy of educating its employees helped to increase employee retention and improve morale, while also instilling a new vision of the company’s goals.…show more content…
Read the following article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/07/23/how-do-you-change-an-organizational-culture/ 3. Use the model presented in the article to explore how the companies presented in the text feature changed their…show more content…
A company that is reporting losses quarter to quarter makes it difficult to instill confidence in the company. Many employees have been laid off and morale must be low. However, Bob Flexon is setting a positive example by playing an active part in the cost saving tactics of the company. He is trying to change the company culture by using symbols, such as the plaque, and encouraging growth. While these changes may or may not be enough to enable the company to turn around, it is a step in the right direction. By starting at the top, setting an example to all of the employees, there is more potential to change the direction of the company. 4. Discuss your findings (conclusions). In order to instill permanent change, an organization should start with using the appropriate leadership tools. Starting with management or power strategies can affect the direction of an organization in the short term; however, any changes that are realized will either revert to their previous states or eventually face resistance. Without a complete strategy and vision, and the ability to propagate changes into all departments of an organization, change will never occur. The use of power, rather than encouraging empowerment, is not sustainable in the long
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