DEVELOPING MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Submitted To: Jai Goolsarren
Submitted By: Sivakumar Nadesalingam
Due Date: Friday September 26th 2014
Course: MGMT 321 (101)
1. WHAT PRINCIPLES OF TIME AND STRESS MANAGEMENT ARE VIOLATED IN THIS CASE?
The principles of time and management that were violated in this case is the lack of organizational skills when dealing with time and stress. Chet is always forgetful. He has no memory of his past commitments but is always adding new tasks to his plate. Chet is all about poor planning; not knowing what he wants and what he needs. A normal day for Chet is very stressful. He can’t even go through a day and was already tired. Chet also has a family so its visible he can stressed at home as well dealing with a small child. When it comes to time, Chet’s day at work is all about “so much work so little time” Not once in his work day did he take a time to breathe and focus on himself. Chet was all about running around and trying to managing everything on his own. Even though he has other Managers who are at his level they were not overly stressed as he was. It is clear to see from the structure of the company the other managers will never be stressed out like him. From the structure of how the Norris Company is run, the other managers don’t even have anyone reporting under them to receive the amount of stress that Chet gets in his workload.
2. WHAT ARE THE ORGANIZATIONAL PROBLEMS IN THE CASE?
One major organizational problem this company faces is that almost 25 employees are reporting to one Central Plant Manager. There are two Plant Managers who have absolutely no employees reporting under them.This is why Chet is incapable of resolving his issues. The 3 plant managers (eastern, southern and central) should each have a supervisor. Under the supervisor there should be a smaller group of foreman. In one incident while Chet was having a meeting he is interrupted by the foreman in the...
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