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‘Panda Trucks Ltd.’ decided to set-up its new truck manufacturing factory in the backward area of Bihar where very less job opportunities were available. People of that area welcomed this effort of ‘Panda Trucks Ltd.’. - Business Studies

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‘Panda Trucks Ltd.’ decided to set-up its new truck manufacturing factory in the backward area of Bihar where very less job opportunities were available. People of that area welcomed this effort of ‘Panda Trucks Ltd.’. To attract people to work in its factory it also decided to provide many other facilities like school, hospital, market etc. in the factory premises.

‘Panda Trucks Ltd.’ started earning huge profits. Another competiting company asked its production manager ‘Sanjay’ to investigate the reasons of earning huge profits by ‘Panda Trucks Ltd’. Sanjay found out that in both the companies there was systematic co-ordination among the various activities to achieve organizational goals. Every employee knew who was responsible and accountable to whom. The only difference was that in his
organization communication took place only through the scalar chain, whereas ‘Panda Trucks Ltd.’ was allowing flow of communication in all the directions as per the requirement which lead to faster spread of information as well as quick feedback.

a. Identify the type of organization which permits ‘Panda Trucks Ltd.’ the flow of communication in all the directions.

b. State an advantage of the type of organization identified in (a) above.

c. State any two values which ‘Panda Trucks Ltd.’ wanted to communicate to the society.

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Solution

a. “Informal Organisation” allows the communication to flow in all directions.

b. One another advantage of informal organization is that it allows employees to feel sociable, interactive and competitive. This results in better employee- engagement and work culture. All these factors result in better productivity for the organization by the employees.

c. “steelo ltd” wanted to communicate following two values to the organization

i. A socially responsible corporation

ii. An employee centric organization

Concept: Structure of Organisation
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