Explain what message did management send through this tactic, Operation Management

Super TV Channel 6 operates in a major Midwestern city and is on the air 24 hours a day. Labour-management relations there have been relatively good over the years. There are three unions: one for engineers, one for announcers and news people, and still another for stagehands and projectionists. As might be expected, the serious concerns of one union usually have no impact whatsoever on the other unions. One Wednesday night, a group of the engineers became very unhappy and called the station manager of Super Channel 6 to say they would be going out on a 24-hour work stoppage that would last from 3:00 p.m. Thursday until 3:00 p.m. Friday. It was not necessary to tell the boss their gripe; he already knew. Sure enough, at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, the engineers walked off the job. The leadership of the union never gave its blessing to this group of engineers walking out and, in fact, urged them to reconsider. When the strike was over and the engineers came back to work at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, the manager said that he would not need them until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

1. When the engineers came back to work at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, which management tactic did the company employ? What message did management send through this tactic?

2. Other than the union tactic chosen, describe the other options that were available to the union.

Posted Date: 2/13/2014 3:02:33 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Explain what message did management send through this tactic, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Explain what message did management send through this tactic, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Explain what message did management send through this tactic Discussions

Write discussion on Explain what message did management send through this tactic
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Marta is 57 and has been a store manager for Ambrose & Company for 10 years. Ambrose & Company is a retail store for fashion forward women. Ambrose undergoes a restructuring and re


Develop a forecast for years 2 through 12 using exponential smoothing with ƒÑƒn= .4 and a forecast for year 1 of 6. Plot your new forecast on a graph with the actual data and the n

Why is it important to continuously update the implementation and communication of a strategic plan? Who should be responsible for updating and communicating a strategic plan? Why?

You are the project leader for organization your community's Fourth of July celebration parade this year. In previous years the parade has been well attended and a favourite commun

What is the difference in strategy in developing an initial layout for a new facility as comparedn to the strategy in improving the layout of an existing facility?

Identify a company with a visible organizational culture. Learn as much as you can about that company's culture, using library resources, online sources, contacts within the compan

How common do you think it is for people to try to justify their conduct by the argument that "Everybody's doing it"? Give examples from your own experience.

Like other large airlines, Global Airlines has a points-based incentive program. Customers who join Global's FreeMiles program earn points by purchasing tickets from Global or by u

Twelve samples, each containing five parts, were taken from a process that produces steel rods. The length of each rod in the samples was determined. The results were tabulated and