Kilkenny Lumber Case Study Essay

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Kilkenny Lumber Case Study Assignment

Part I

1. Productivity of the crew would be below standard. I believe for the productivity to be below standard because they were sent to this crew because of their lack of work. Just because they have been assigned to another crew, does not mean that they will begin to work well right away. When compared to the Equity Theory, I believe there to be positive inequity for the three men assigned to the new group. For being assigned to the group due to lack of work, it is unfair to have a higher pay grade than those who have been in the company for a longer period of time and who are doing their job correctly. This may cause issues with subprofessionals being motivated to work to their full
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2. The second strategy will be unsuccessful. If the first part were to fail, I do not find how the second alternative will be successful. I think that a team building exercise or exactly what the first strategy suggested should help. The first strategy forces the professionals to work with the subprofessionals so they may grow a better relationship with one another. I do not believe the second strategy to work because it seems like a last resort to just split them up and hope for the best.

3. Some other strategy will not be necessary. As explained earlier, I predict the first alternative to work because it forces them to work together. Since existing crewmen have shown to be successful, it will allow the professionals to collaborate with the subprofessionals. The only alternative I would suggest is some sort of team building exercise either outside of work or on the job exercise that would make them have to work together as a team in order to complete a specific task.

Part IV

My predictions were incorrect with the information from part IV. I thought that making them work with one another would bring them together and start to work as a team. I believe that the information provided was not sufficient enough to give an accurate analysis resulting in an analytical failure. It appears that the professionals simply do not have the motivation that the