Module 3 – Case
MANAGING PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH JOB DESIGN AND WORK FLOW
After reading the Background materials, you have been introduced to a number of ways to influence employee productivity. However, according to articles in USA Today and HRMagazine, some family-friendly programs are not providing the promised results:
Armour, S. (2003, October 20). More companies downsize family-friendly programs; No longer needed to keep workers: [FINAL Edition]. USA Today, p. A.01. Retrieved August 28, 2007, from National Newspapers (27) database. (Document ID: 427189741).
Wells, S. J. (2007, Oct). Are you too family friendly? HRMagazine, 52/10, 34-39.
What is going on here? Were the promises of these programs lies? Unnecessary?
After reading the articles, respond to the following questions in a 3- to 4-page paper (not including cover and reference pages), citing Background materials, the Case articles, and any other resources that you find to support your position as a human resource manager:
Would you recommend to add or eliminate these types of programs to your organization’s benefits program?
Do these types of programs influenced productivity?
Where might they be more or less appropriate (what industries, when, etc.)?
Should you have policies in place that only a few might take advantage or benefit from?
Turn in this paper by the module due date.