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Kavya had been working with ‘Reliable Ltd.’ for the last ten years. She was famous for her dedication towards the work. When the manager senior to her retired, all her colleagues thought that now Kavya would be promoted. But to everyone’s surprise, the vacant post was filled by an outsider ‘Miss Garima’. Because of this, Kavya felt demoralised and her performance started declining. She would absent herself often and could not meet her targets.
Miss Garima was a good leader who would not only instruct her subordinates but also guide and inspire them. She noticed Kavya’s behaviour and felt that her performance could be improved. She started involving Kavya in decision-making issues related to the organisation and made her a member of a high-level joint management committee. Kavya was now punctual to an office and her performance started improving
a. Identify the function of management being performed by Garima.
b. Name the elements of the above function of management which helped Garima to improve Kavya’s behaviour
c. State any three features of the element identified in (b) above.
A company was manufacturing solar panels for charging of mobiles which were in great demand. It was found that the target of producing 500 solar panels a day was not being met by the employees. On analysis, it was found that the workers were not at fault. Due to non-availability of raw materials and the shortage of workers, the company was not able to achieve the set targets and alternative arrangements were needed. To meet the increased demand the company assessed that approximately 66 additional workers were required out of which 6 would work as heads of different departments and 10 would work as subordinates under each head. The required qualifications and job specifications were also enlisted. It was also decided that necessary relaxation should be given to encourage women, persons from backward and rural areas and persons with special abilities to assume responsible positions in the organisation. All efforts
were made to match the ability of the applicants with the nature of work
a. Identify the functions of management discussed above.
b. State the two steps in the process of each function discussed in the above para.
c. List any two values which the company wants to communicate to the society.
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