Hrm 531 Week 6 Checkpoint

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Business Issue In an attempt to reunite the company after being geographically separated for seven months, my company commander decided to create a rotation between several of the employees. While the intentions of the switch were pure, the implementation created immense manning requirements on my organization. Due to travel schedules, my organization was going to have multiple days with employee shortages, forcing my employees to work double shifts instead of having a rest day; the same was not true for the other entity of the company. Consequentially, I had to negotiate with my commander in order to resolve the scenario. Although I attempted to implement effective negotiation tactics, the situation resulted in my commander implementing the final decision due to the organizational structure of my company. Negotiation Process Since my boss and I disagreed about the implementation about…show more content…
In regards to the negotiation, the chain of command and centralization influenced the ultimate decision made by the commander and my inability to sway his opinion. Chain of Command. The Army operates with a strict chain of command, thus once a higher ranking individual makes a decision, the subordinates execute the decision as long as it is not unethical or immoral. This organizational structure aligns with Hebrews 13:17, which teaches to obey and support leaders to make their work enjoyable because insubordination does not benefit anyone involved (NIV). Since my organization has a strict chain of command, once my commander made his decision to implement the rotation, as a subordinate I had to follow the orders regardless of the strength of my opposing argument.

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