Case study Name Professor Course Date CASE STUDY OVERVIEW: The case study involves the B.R Richardson Timber Products Corporation a laminating plant owned by Ben Richardson. It is a production plant that is running into some difficulties concerning the performance of the employees. The plant managers are trying to find a solution to the problems and hire a consultant Jack Lawler who is also a part-time lecturer at State University. In order to gather enough information about the firm he uses some of his students Mitch and Mike and he divides the work amongst the three of them in order to cover a wide scope of the firm. They all separate and move to various departments of the plant to gather individual information which they will late combine organize analyze and evaluate in order to be able to find the most suitable solution to the plant’s problems and also specific employee performance individual employee salaries and number of workers per department. Individual salaries would tell whether employees are well compensated and number of workers per department would tell whether there exists group dynamics and also show division of work. References Weimer J. (ed.) (2009). Research Techniques in Human Engineering. Englewood Cliffs NJ: Prentice Hall ISBNWeisbord Marvin. (2013). Productive Workplace: Organizing and managing for dignity meaning and community. Jossey-Bass Publishers San Francisco. Richard Arvid Johnson (2011). Management systems and society: an introduction. Pacific Palisades Calif.: Goodyear Pub. Co. Jacobides M. G. (2007). The inherent limits of organizational structure and the unfulfilled role of hierarchy: Lessons from a near-war. Organization Science Lim M. G. Griffiths and S. Sambrook. (2010). Organizational structure for the twenty-first century. Presented the annual meeting of The Institute for Operations Research and The Management Sciences Austin. Pugh D. S. ed. (1990).Organization Theory: Selected Readings. Harmondsworth: Penguin. [...]
For the Portfolio Project, you will analyze and synthesize data acquired from the Integrative Case, B.R. Richardson Timber Products Corporation (pp. 750-763 of the textbook), and present the findings in a paper. Your analysis will synthesize various topics and content that have been introduced throughout the course. You may also use content from prior Critical Thinking Assignments in the final Portfolio Project where applicable. The paper will include: • An illustrative overview of the case study • Assessment of the diagnostic methods used or which should have been used • Analysis and feedback methods • Appropriate organizational development intervention options with the inclusion of general risk and value scenarios • Evaluation methods and planned changes • References of outside sources including academic sources Additionally, address the following within your paper: • Describe the organizational design features – structure, HR processes, leadership present in the case study organization. • How would you assess Jack Lawler’s entry and contracting process at B.R. Richardson? Would you have done anything differently? • What theories or models would you use to make sense of the diagnostic data? How would you organize the information for feedback to Ben Richardson and Richard Bowman? How would you carry out the feedback process? • What additional information would you have liked Jack Lawler and his team to collect? Discuss what and why. Your final paper must 7 pages long, cite a minimum of five sources, and be formatted per APA Requirements. Google Scholar is a great place to find sources! Include a title page and reference list page as part of the final project (but not as part of the page count).