Organizational Behaviour: A Case Study of Ancol

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Essay #: 053338
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Organizational Behaviour: A Case Study of Ancol
Discussion question one: Use the open model system to explain what happened when Ancol removed the time clocks
Answer:
An open system (according to one source) is one in which a system regularly exchanges feedback with its external surroundings; it analyzes feedback from the environment constantly, adjusts internal systems to achieve the system’s goals, and transmits information back out to the environment (“what is an open system?” n.d.). If one envisages management at Ancol as one team and labour as the other team, then it is clear that management did react quickly to problems with labour – but the reactions were clumsy and misdirected, as well as ill-informed. Another definition of an open...
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.....nstance one’s job description changes, new measures or accommodations have to be put into place that will allow workers to continue to work at the same level of productivity as they always have in the past. As a last note, the organization should have worked out an alternative method of “docking pay” now that the HR department could no longer rely upon the old time clocks. All in all, it was a horrendously ill-conceived plan.
References
Gattis, T. (n.d.). Introduction to the entrepreneurial organization and open teams. Retrieved July 30, 2009 from http://openteams.com/faq.html
McShane, S. (1998). Ancol Ltd. Pp.1-3 of upload.
What is an open system? (n.d.). Retrieved July 30, 2009 from http://www.managementhelp.org/misc/orgs-open-systems.pdf