Q1. Art’s technique couldn’t possibly work in all organizations. Some organizations are extremely large, especially multi-national companies and they have hundreds of employees under one roof. Allowing everyone to be the boss in such an organization could lead to chaos. There would be no clear division of powers and employees would do whatever they deemed fit. Due to this, certain parts of the business could be neglected and because of that it could suffer. Moreover, employees withdrawing money and deciding their own pays with their accountant could cause excessive problems. It would be hard to keep track of the money people borrow from the organizational fund due to the large number of employees. It would be considerably hard to keep a check on the performance of all these workers in comparison to their pay and to determine whether their productivity is actually increasing with the absence of a boss. Therefore, Art’s technique could possibly be implemented in smaller organizations where the number of workers is only 15, as compared to organizations that have hundreds of employees.
Q2. If I was in a position of authority I would not use Art’s technique because it would decrease the power I have over the employees. In order to maintain control within an organization and to ensure that the workers are completing assigned tasks an authority figure is necessary. If there is no hierarchy and that authority figure is the employee themselves, it is highly likely that the workers will become laid back. Initially, due to the increased pay, the workers might become more active. But, when it settles in that nobody is monitoring their actions and will fire them based on poor performance, laziness and low productivity levels set in. Losing my authority would off-set the organization into a period of chaos in the long-run, where no employer is answerable to anyone and will make decisions to their accord. A guiding hand is necessary especially to keep the organizational goals and strategies forward.
The Clean-Up Job
Q1. In Brenda’s situation I would get the case cleaned up either by hiring outside help temporarily once a month or creating a fixed and systematic list of all the employees who will be doing it monthly. Hiring outside help would be a good option because the work is suited to janitorial capacities and professional meat cutters would be over-qualified for that work. Forcing them to clean the cases would lead them to believe that they aren’t working according to their expertise. Moreover, instead of picking people at random, I would devise a list that would consist of all the employees is random order. This list would be posted where the employees can see it and they will follow it for cleaning up the cases. This would eliminate chances of employees getting frustrated because like Rif they wouldn’t feel frustrated because they were forced to clean the case just two months after they did it previously. Every butcher would know when their turn is and will expect the work routine.