Discuss the school of thought that best describes Roberts management style when he first joined Recycled Furnishings.
Furnishings, Robert worked as a container manufacturing engineer at Damco, a local shipping company and worked his way up to supervisor prior to joining Recycled Furnishings. Robert, a baby boomer, quickly rose to supervisor at Damco because of his ability to optimize the way tasks were performed and his knack to implement processes so workers could be trained to perform their specialized sequence of motion in one best way. He brought this management style to Recycled Furnishing and helped to improve the methodology of furniture assembly as well as the shipping processes.
A major shift in management occurred in the late 1980s and early 90s that caused Robert to reconsider his management approach. For example, advances in technology, the organization joining a union, change in the value systems, organizational design and globalization all affected the culture of Recycled Furnishings. Robert was successful with this transformation and contributed greatly to the companys success.
In answering the following questions, make sure that the facts of the scenario and the course readings support the reasoning of the answers provided.
•Discuss the school of thought that best describes Roberts management style when he first joined Recycled Furnishings.
•Discuss the theorist under the identified school of thought that best depicts Roberts management style. What contribution did this theorist make to management and why was his or her contribution important to the field of management?
•Select and discuss the school of thought that best describes the management style Robert used once the shift took place? Why is this school of thought the best choice?
•Select and discuss one theorist who supports this school of thought. Address the principles of the theory and how a manager would do his job and interact with his staff. How does what the theorist proposed support the facts in the case study?
•Compare and contrast the current management thought with Roberts early thinking;