Discuss the Role of the Supervisor in Organizational Planning and Explain the Benefits If Any to the Subordinate, the Supervisor and the Organization

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Course Title: Supervisory Management
Submission Date: 22 October 2012
One Stop Production Company’s Report

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Summary of the Case3
Statement of the Problem4
Core Problem4
Satellite Problems6
Recommendations……………………………….........................................................16
Reasonable Assumptions...............................................................................................19
Bibliography………………………………..................................................................20

Summary of the case
One Stop Production is a garment manufacturer specializing in the production of school uniforms. Ms. Susan Holford shared the management of the business with her father Mr. Amos Holford over the past two years and will assume full responsibility for leadership of the company upon his retirement. She has a team of supervisors whose length of tenure with the business exceeds her own involvement with One Stop Production, and in general employees have performed the same functions from the business’ inception. The leadership styles of Susan and her father differ drastically. Motivated by her intention to manage the business in a different manner than her father, Susan is overwhelmed by the difficulties facing her – particularly the declining production and sales figures, and what she views as the refusal of the employees to improve production levels. This report outlines the challenges facing the business and its new manager Susan. It will first summarize the existing problems, and then establish specifically the core problem and satellite problems that exist; where necessary reasonable assumptions will be drawn and supported by evidence from the business. The report will then provide recommendations that will empower Susan, as leader, to chart the future course of the organization. This will be followed by a conclusion that unifies the various elements of the report.

STATEMENT OF THE Problem
Within different organizations one will find varying organizational structures and environments which contribute to the overall organizational culture. Entwined in here are the management and leadership styles, values and beliefs that exist within the organization. As this case analysis was thoroughly investigated, we discovered that the One Stop Production Company had some major problems (Please refer to Exhibit 1.0). After careful consideration and collaboration it has been established that the core problem which hinders the success of the company is “Ineffective Leadership and Organization Management”. Whilst the satellite problems include: Poor Organizational Structure

Poor Management
* No Clear Goals
Ineffective Communication

CORE PROBLEM
Ineffective Leadership
In this company, we will examine the leadership skills within the organisation. A leader’s role is to set the direction for establishing a clear vision by taking risks, sharing and communicating the vision with others so that they will follow willingly. It also includes motivating and inspiring staff by expanding energy through producing change, aligning contingencies by bringing everyone together and balancing the conflicting interests of all members or stakeholders. (www.businessdictionary.com) “The art of getting employees together on a common platform and extracting the best out of them refers to effective organisation management.” (www.managementstudyguide.com)

SATELLITE PROBLEMS
Poor Organisational Structure
An organisational structure defines how job tasks are formally divided grouped and coordinated (Robbins & Judge 2010, p.488). Within the One Stop Production Company the organizational structure was not clearly defined which often resulted in conflicts due to mixed instructions. Mr. Holford, although delegating the majority of functions and running of the operation to his supervisors, still constantly moved around giving random instructions to different employees...
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