Leaders address issues and propose solutions. As a leader, you’ll need to stay on top of events that may facilitate or hinder productivity. You must create and implement solutions to address these issues. In the Assignment Prep, you chose an organization, described its organizational issue, and identified how it hinders organization efficiency. This assignment exposes you to complex modern organizational challenges. The solutions you devise should reflect your learning and research of organizational and individual influences in the workplace.
The new CEO has selected your consulting firm to provide him/her an analysis of the organizational efficiency. Following SWS standards, write a 2 to 3 page, double-spaced paper in which you will present to the CEO your findings during your research steps. You must propose strategic solutions in your paper to include the following:
1. Describe the Organization and the Issue to Resolve ○ Provide a brief description of the organization you selected. ○ Present the organizational issue that adversely affected productivity and that you, the consultant, will review and resolve.
2. Analyze Current Corporate Culture ○ How has the current corporate culture facilitated the development of the current issue? Research the organization, dig into the culture, and analyze how it contributed to this issue. Hint: Review the mission and vision statements as well as the corporate website.
3. Identify Areas of Weakness ○ What are the organization’s areas of weakness as they relate to the issue? Use your research on organizational behavior approaches to corporate culture, diversity, teamwork, and motivational strategies to help identify the areas of weakness.
4. Propose Solutions ○ What organizational practices would you modify? What solutions would you recommend to management that would help solve the identified weaknesses? As a consultant you will identify the suggestions and solutions you would present to the organization’s leadership with regard to modifying current organizational practices to resolve the issue.
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COMPANY SELECTION (Amazon)
Amazon Organization Background
According to the studies, Amazon is one of the multinational companies based in the USA. Its headquarters are located in Seattle, Washington. Amazon operates in the e-commerce business, digital streaming, and cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Recent news indicates that Amazon has had various organizational issues, especially on the leadership aspect (Ott, 2012).
Organization issues in Amazon
Insensitive management. Reports reveal that the employees with different personal hardships such as miscarriages, cancer and other personal problems were significantly faced with unfair judgements. Others were given limited time to recover from their issues, which created a lot of issues for the employees.
Unfair ranking system. The Amazon management holds annual organizational-level reviews to discuss and determine the ranking of the subordinates. The reviews start with a discussion concerning the lower-level employees in front of the senior managers. Consequently, the king of review system employees in the raking system is not correct. It leads to the discrimination of some employees while favoring others.
Lack of benefits. Benefits are essential in any company to boost the motivation of the workers. However, Amazon fails to provide its employees with benefits such as meals, personal wellness and other critical benefits that can motivate the employees. Hence, Amazon gives no priority to its workers. Instead, the new employees are required to repay a share of their signing bonus if one quits before the years’ time. Such acts are discriminative.
Why do such issues hinder Amazon organizational efficiency?
Organizational issues contribute to organization controversies. The organization issues in Amazon provides to workers turn over. Besides, an unfair ranking system contributes to a poor relationship between the management and the workers. Also, the lack of benefits lowers the morale of the workers, thus reducing organizational productivity (Robbins & Judge, 2012). Hence, for an organization to succeed ant attain its set objective organizational issues should be avoided.
Ott, J. S. (2012). The organizational culture perspective (pp. 221-243). Chicago: Dorsey Press.
Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. (2012). Essentials of organizational behavior.