Case Outline-Hewlett Packard Essay
I chose the ‘Hewlett Packard way’ as last year I spent the whole year as Store manager in a retail position. The first half of the year I managed for a company with a reputation for high staff turnover and in the second half I managed for a company with similar values to Hewlett Packard. Not only were staff members more loyal in the second company but the level of self-driven motivation was second to none. I am passionate about this management style.
Contemporary management Issues in relation to this article
Issue: HP consistently puts principles derived from Theory Y into practice taking a completely soft model of Human Resource Management approach. However …show more content…
Discussion and Analysis (Recommendations)
HP needs to analyse the ‘one best way’ models and evaluate if how they are running their business is ‘best practice’ for the current time/circumstance. (Kotter ,1996 pg57) identifies leadership as the process of influencing people towards achievement of organizational goals, by establishing direction, aligning actions to objectives, and motivating and inspiring the workforce. HP are only valuing the last part of that statement.
HP need to find a more suitable balance between theory X and theory Y in order for the company to survive. Philosopher John Stuart Mill suggest “that we only value what is useful to us. Therefore if other people cannot be useful, we will not value them. (Clegg et al, 2011,pg 150)
HP however need to introduce change gradually. An