• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Paradoxical Twins:

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Paradoxical Twins: Acme & Omega Electronics The Paradoxical Twins case study give an opportunity to evaluate from different angles the organization and structure of a business. Exposure of a complex behaviour to different environments, circumstances, personal & social relationships, the two companies Acme & Omega electronics considered on this case study used to have the same organizational structure, under different management. Since they were sold to different investors, as a consequence of this, each company has its own procedures and company polices. The analysis of this case study will be focus to emphasize and apply relevant theories to identifying problems in the aspects Organisational, Management within the structure of Acme & Omega Electronics. A number of main aspects will be highlighted, trying to identify the problems regarding to Power & Politic, Leadership, Motivation and Communication, and have a better view of the weakness and strength of each company. Being possible to identify the main scenarios and problems that this case study illustrate, it will be possible to make some suggestions of possible solutions. The main scenario is that John Tyler the new president of Acme Electronics and Jim Rawls new president of Omega Electronics, are the directly responsible for the performance of the respective companies. ...read more.

Middle

According to Yulk, G (2001), some theorist had proposed different taxonomies of decision procedures, and there not had been an agreement about the optimal number of decision procedures or the best way to describe them [Heller & Yulk, 1969; Strauss, 1977; Tannenbaum & Schmidt, 1958; Vroom & Yetton, 1973]. The Action-Centred leadership [John Adair], of Jim Rawls, perfectly show how different react to handle the problem to meet the deadline of the project, gathering his senior management, participate in a common task, become more effective to solve any problem of the company, in this case the same missing component for assembly of the memory units. This democratic leadership style, further in the case study, can be observe the level of motivation of the staff and the willingness to contribute to solve problems. A good example of this is when the staff after finish the methods design they took the decision to test the unit before take it to production, there were they found the error in the unit and immediately reported to Jim Rawls. This behaviour shows the motivation and autonomy to take decisions for themselves, they save to the company effort, money and the satisfaction of a very good job. ...read more.

Conclusion

Conclusion: As consequence of this case study, I can say that, both companies had show the full potential and the capacity of the leaders to carried out their task and give influence to their staff, the weakness and the strength of Acme & Omega, and the most important subject that how human beings react and respond to a different situations or circumstances, taking account the environment, leadership, motivation and power. Additionally, there are some recommendations that could be suggested, in terms of productivity, relationship, communications, motivation, team work, management and Organization of the company. Omega should design a new or stick with the old structure, that give the chance to define the jobs to a specific area, to increase the productivity and see ways of how to reduce of costing of the products, give him more control over departments, control of the flow of the information through the company, and keep improving the motivation to the staff. Acme should be informal, try to recognize the knowledge of the professionals in the company, do meetings more regularly to improve the relation between departments, share more often information, relevant to and for the convenience of the company, give more power and control to subordinates to increase knowledge and expertise in certain areas. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE People in Business section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE People in Business essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Sainsbury's organizational structure.

    5 star(s)

    For overall working of the organization at middle management levels and lower management levels, the style of Sainsbury is democratic, because the area of operations is widely decentralized and for the implementation of policies in thee different segments, policies should be consulted with the local personal, which are specially appointed for this purpose.

  2. Organisations and Behaviour

    Also the pay scheme for Theory Y is mainly based on a salary and profit related pay, whilst Theory X uses piece rate pay and a personal performance related pay. If you look at the theories that Fayol and Mintzberg took to management we can compare them to what managers currently take in modern day organisations.

  1. The Paradoxical Twins Acme and Omega Electronics

    Managers feel that he runs a 'tight ship'. This shows that he wants everything correct and 'dead on'. This on the other hand shows that Acme has good control and is well structured. Acme is a flat and formal structured organisation, this is an advantage as it is easier to spot problems i.e.

  2. TNT case study

    & expected results, does not request sample mail pieces or inquire about foreign address sources and return mail requirements. b) External labour market information for TNT External labour market information for TNT can be found at: Schools Careers Services: this provides school leavers for a wide range of jobs and traineeships such as the government-financed 'new deal'.

  1. 'Pizza Hut' case study.

    All Marketing is done to keep up with other competitors so that 'Pizza Hut' doesn't lose customers. If another pizza restaurant brings out a new pizza which customers really like, then they will go to that restaurant and 'Pizza Hut' makes a loss.

  2. Operational Motivation Plan: The Soft Firm.

    Of particular interest are the growing popularity of virtual work environments, the use of virtual monitoring and coaching, the dynamic and flexible nature of the workforce, increasing worker diversity, and the aging of the workforce (Gibbon, 2001b, July 8), especially at the high end of the skills scale.

  1. A case study of the retail chain NEXT

    If the industry as a whole comes under pressure, then the firm, through no fault of its own, may suffer. * if the company is too large, it may lose its efficiency and become tied down in red tape "diseconomies of scale".

  2. Life on the Fast Lane at Datsun.

    The tasks are often Short repetitive tasks, and there is a constant pressure to improve productivity. The long and hard hours worked by Japanese employees creates an Imprisoning effect of lifetime employment "management by stress", or "Lean production = mean production" (Parker & Slaughter).

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work