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  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    Problem Statement The Engstrom Auto Mirror plant is a small privately owned business that supplies mirrors for trucks and cars. The plant had suffered several years of downturn before Robert Benton introduced the Scalon plan. The Scalon plan, an employee incentive program, was created to boost employee morale, increase productivity, produce quality inventory and lead the plant to a turn around. Now, the plant manager, Robert Benton, must figure out how to get the plant back on track in order to stop the plant from experiencing another year of downturn. Hypothesis 1: It may be

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    Essay Length: 678 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 1, 2016 By: Annie Ross
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant Case Study: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Times

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant Case Study: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Times

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant Case Study: Motivating In Good Times and Bad Times Symptoms The following indications show that Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant has several issues that need close attention: * Employees complaining and griping for months and their talk becoming hostile regarding the Scanlon Plan * Complaints about having a bonus plan and not being paid for months * Employees outside of the UAW(United Auto Workers) complaining * Slow pace of productivity and product quality issues leading to late deliveries * Workers complaint about bonus calculations leading to distrust and accusing management of “playing

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    Essay Length: 553 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 19, 2016 By: msalesha1
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant - Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant - Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant case study Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Case study report Ayed sweis Southern new Hampshire university Introduction In the late 90’s Engstrom faced difficulties with production lines due to redesign and the introduction of new technologies into the products, the manager at that time was less than tech savvy to usher these changes into the workplace, after him bent took the mantel and due to his experience he planned change the employee motivation system with the Scanlon plan that 81% of employees agreed on and implanted

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    Essay Length: 1,137 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: June 30, 2017 By: Ayed
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Case Study Analysis Case Study Analysis Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Southern New Hampshire University Abstract When organizational issues stem from human behaviors, they can have a negative and profound impact on the business suffering from them. The case study of the Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant provides a detailed overview of a business that is facing financial ruin that has root causes that can be explained by human behavior theories. By carefully identifying and analyzing the overall impact of the issues, human behavior perspectives can be used to determine strategic

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    Essay Length: 5,404 Words / 22 Pages
    Submitted: September 16, 2017 By: ashley112419
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Case Study Analysis: Milestone 1 Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Renee E. Vincent Southern New Hampshire University INTRODUCTION Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant was a privately owned company established in 1948, it manufactured mirrors for trucks and automobiles, and was located in Richmond, Indiana (Beer, 2008). In 1998 the plant manager resigned due to lack of knowledge with new technology from years prior that overtime, created a productivity crisis. At this time, Ron Bent was hired to turn-around Engtrom’s crisis. A year later he implemented a bonus incentive program called

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    Essay Length: 787 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: September 29, 2017 By: Vincent80
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    MILESTONE 1 – INTRODUCTION 1. INTRODUCTION 1. Explanation of Organizational Issues Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant began operation in 1948 and operates out of Richmond, Indiana. The company is privately owned and manufactures mirrors for trucks and automobiles. In the 1990’s the company became unprofitable due to changes in technology and a plant manager who was not equipped to deal with complex organization and behavior issues. After this manager resigns, a new successful manager emerges. He evaluates the operational characteristics and implements an employee incentive bonus plan called the “Scanlon Plan.” Several years of success ensue

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    Essay Length: 659 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2017 By: igetinvestments
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad, Milestone Two

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad, Milestone Two

    MILESTONE TWO; ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS Case Study Analysis: Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad, Milestone Two Doug Chapman Northern New Hampshire University ________________ Root Cause Analysis Introduction Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad, Milestone Two Root cause analysis; known organizational issues and causes Originally founded in 1948, the Engstrom Auto Mirror plant in Richmond, Indiana was a privately-owned business employing about 250 people, which at the time of the case study was managed by Ron Bent and his assistant, Joe Haley. Morale and productivity at the plant

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    Essay Length: 1,024 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 4, 2018 By: Scott Dennis
  • The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Introduction The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant has seen a severe decline in production as well as in the morale of their workers. The reason why the moral has declined is that in June 2006 the company had to lay off 46 of the 255 employees. I can surmise that at that time, people were stressed out not knowing if their job was going to be impacted and this set the foundation for a stressful environment. After the 46 were let go, the company still was

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    Essay Length: 563 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2018 By: ncmaxson
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    ENGSTROM CASE STUDY Engstrom Case Study Analysis Milestone 1: Introduction Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Jeff Bishop Southern New Hampshire University Engstrom Auto Mirror, a mirror manufacturing plant has had recent success with their Scanlon employee incentive plan. The goal of the Scanlon plan was to “reinforce teamwork and cooperation across work groups while they focus attention on cost savings and motivating employees to ‘work smarter, not harder’” (Beer & Collins, 2008, p. 536). A bonus would be given out monthly if the production plant met certain requirements. “Plants like

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    Essay Length: 607 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2018 By: Jefferey Bishop
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Case Study: Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Case Study Analysis: Milestone One Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Adryon M. Forbes Southern New Hampshire University Introduction Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant is a privately-owned company that manufacturers mirrors for automobiles and trucks in Richmond, Indiana. The company is a rather small company with only about 209 employees. The company had major productivity issues from the beginning and quickly found a new bonus plan in attempt to increasing sales and getting their employees more motivated to sale and

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    Essay Length: 532 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2018 By: adryonforbes1
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Case Study “ Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad’’ INTRODUCTION: Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant was a private –owned company, which opened in 1948 in Richmond, Indiana. The company manufactured mirrors for trucks and automobiles with 209 employees on board. There were various issues that arose over the years in the company which led to a productivity crisis for the company. Engstrom Auto Mirror has operated smoothly with considerably success for much of it’s lifetime throughout into the late 1990’s were it started to decline towards the end of the decade. In

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    Essay Length: 526 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 26, 2018 By: Seagoddess
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    ENGSTROM AUTO MIRROR PLANT ANALYSIS Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Human Behavior in Organizations Southern New Hampshire State University Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad Introduction Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant encompassed successes and failures when the Scanlon Plan was instituted. Plant Manager, Rob Bent, had many challenges when he started at Engstrom and thought the Scanlon Plan would be successful (Newstrom, 2015). It worked for several years but was not sustainable because financial incentives became ineffective at influencing employees. Bent may look to looking at introducing

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    Essay Length: 446 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: August 12, 2018 By: DonkeyButter
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    Engstrom Plant Case Study Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant Case Study Analysis After many years in business Engstrom Auto Mirror plant in Richmond Indian must face the decision to lay off a significant number of employees or close down the business in its entirety. These changes are brought on due to a decrease in assembly, a decrease in the quality of product that is being manufactured and in result a decrease in employee moral. The decision to lay off or close is a repeat of past events. Plant Manager Ron Bent spent much of his time

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    Essay Length: 571 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: September 2, 2018 By: fgriffin
  • The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating Through Good Times and Bad

    The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating Through Good Times and Bad

    ENGSTROM AUTO MIRROR PLANT: MOTIVATING IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating Through Good Times and Bad Latrice Jones-Bey OL 500 Human Behavior in Organizations Instructor: Dr. Kevin Gibbons July 29, 2018 ________________ Introduction Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant began operating in 1948 as a privately owned manufacturer of truck and automobile mirrors out of Richmond, Virginia (Beer & Collins, 2008). They experience 50 years of success, but in the late 1990’s became unprofitable due to low productivity leading to low employee morale. In 1998, under new leadership, plant manager Ron Bent,

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    Essay Length: 1,007 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: October 9, 2018 By: mzapple521
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in the Good Times and Bad Introduction

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in the Good Times and Bad Introduction

    Introduction: Explanation Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant has been plagued with productivity issues over the course of the last several months; productivity issues had previously been a challenge at the plant. 1948 marked the beginning of production at the Engstrom plant. It remained profitable for about 50 years and then went through a stretch of unprofitability. Challenges with the union and difficulty adapting to new technology were attributed to the plant’s problems. With a new plant manager, an employee incentive plan was put in place to help turn around the fortunes of the Engstrom plant. Sales

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    Essay Length: 1,110 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: October 25, 2018 By: laura.adams3
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant is a mirror manufacturing plant that makes mirrors for automobiles and was established in 1948. The company employed a little over 200 employees and was profitable up until the late 1990’s. In 1998 the plant manager resigned because he couldn’t keep up with the new technology the company was trying to use and or the profits. In 1998 the company hired Rob Bent who introduced the Scanlon Plan. Sales then increased up until 2005 and in June of 2006 the company had to lay off 46 employees. Some of the organizational

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    Essay Length: 302 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 4, 2018 By: ylalford1968
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivation in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivation in Good Times and Bad

    Milestone 2: Root Cause Case Study Analysis Danielle M. Davis October 25, 2018 Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivation in Good Times and Bad Engstrom Auto and Mirror Plant is facing a wide range of issues, but most important is within the production department. Production efficiency of the plant has become unsuccessful and the quality of their products has significantly declined. Unfortunately, the Scanlon plan, which was at one time an effective way of turning the plant around is to blame for the now downfall. Due to their failure to honor the plan, which was to

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    Essay Length: 1,168 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2018 By: danidav
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad

    Case Study Analysis Final Project Case Study Analysis Final Project: Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times and Bad MarTika White Human Behavior Organizations Southern New Hampshire University Abstract It has been rough for the Engstrom Auto Mirror plant in Richmond, Indiana. They were a relatively small business that manufactured mirrors for trucks and automobiles. Employed at the plant were 209 people. Ron Bent was the plant manager at the plant and along side with him was his assistant Joe Haley. They kept the employees up to date every Fridays during their Friday meetings,

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    Essay Length: 1,043 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2018 By: whitem3663
  • The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant

    The Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant, located in Richmond, Indiana had been in operation since 1948. The privately owned manufacturing business produced mirrors for trucks and cars, with an employee roster of 255. In June of 2006 the company was facing a decline in business and sales, and had laid off 46 of its 255 employees. Employee productivity was rapidly declining, as well as the employee’s faith and morale in the Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant (Beer et. al., 2008). In the late 1990’s the plant was began implementing new machinery in the production lines. This transition

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    Essay Length: 1,296 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2018 By: Jessica Pounds
  • Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times & Bad

    Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in Good Times & Bad

    Case Study Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant: Motivating in good Times & Bad Introduction Organizational Issues In Richmond Indiana, the privately owned company Engstrom Auto Mirror Plant has been in business since 1948 employing over 200 people. Engstrom is one of two companies to have a “Certified Status”. Having this status was highly important because it meant that all Engstrom Products could be used in auto-lines without having to go thru quality inspection (Beer & Collins, 2008). In its early years the company was successful, it had high profitability and high productivity levels. However, all good

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    Essay Length: 526 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2019 By: Vvalles

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