Study the following case/situation and express your opinion.
1) Mr. Harshad is an entrepreneur and engaged in production of eco-friendly utensils. Both male and female workers are working in his factory. All male employees are directly working on machines whereas female employees are working in Packaging Department. Mr. Sharath is working as Finance Manager while Mrs. Naina is working as HR Manager who is responsible for recruiting employees in the factory. On this basis:
i) Identify any one principle of management in above case.
ii) What is the designation of Mrs. Naina in this organization.
iii) Who is responsible for overall planning of the organisation?
i) In the above case, principle of Division of work is identified.
ii) The designation of Mrs. Naina is Human Resource Manager.
iii) Mr. Harshad, an entrepreneur of eco-friendly utensils, is responsible for overall planning of the organisation.
2) In ‘Fine Diamonds Ltd.’ 200 employees are working in three shifts. In the first shift 60 employees, in the second shift 60 employees, and in the third shift 80 employees are working without sufficient breaks except for lunch break and shift change break. No employee is able to complete the work in designated time due to inappropriate time management which results in delay for next shift employees.
i) Identify which scientific principle needs to be followed by the company.
ii) Suggest two scientific techniques which can be used for smooth flow of work in ‘Fine Diamonds Ltd. ‘
iii) Why the work is not being completed in time?
i) In the above case, Principle of scientific management called Science, Not Rule of Thumb needs to be followed.
ii) Work-study based on the technique of fatigue study and scientific task setting can be used for smooth flow of work in ‘Fine Diamonds Ltd.
iii) Reasons for non-completion of work in time are :
(a) Long working hours without sufficient breaks reduces the efficiency of labour.
(b) Inappropriate time management (planning) done by the departmental head (Functional Manager) result into delay for next shift employees.
(c) Standard required time and standard output are not defined by the manager or management of “Fine Diamonds Ltd.”