The purposes of this report are (1) to give a general overview of the organizational structure of the Green River plant and also (2) give an overview of the Aberdeen plant. We will also, (3) compare managerial styles between the two different plants and (4) show how these styles affect worker/company performance and satisfaction. Finally, (5) we will give our recommendation for the changes that can be made to Green River to increase productivity. We used a couple of different types of research to get our information for this analysis. Various books, internet sources, and the case itself were used in the analysis of this topic. These resources gave us more than enough information to come up with and idea of what we feel Green River should do in this situation.
Aberdeen and Green River Aberdeen and Green River are both plants that work under the FMC corporation. Aberdeen is a fairly new company that was founded on the beliefs of participative management and empowerment to its employees. Even though it’s only been around for a short period of time, it’s proven to be a very profitable and productive plant. Aberdeen only has one product line, but they have proven to be very efficient with the production of it. The techniques, and managerial style used at Aberdeen give workers a greater sense of responsibility, and has a primary focus of trust between workers.
The plant at Green River has been around for a much longer period of time and has a much more diverse product line. They specialize in different chemicals that are used in a variety of different industries. The manager at Green River considers himself to be open-minded and willing to give more responsibility to his employees, but he’s not sure if it will work. Green River already has and organizational structure that they’ve been using since the fifties. It could be difficult and in some cases impossible to change the structure of their business with any kind of efficiency.