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Case study: The Treadway Tire Company

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Case Study
The Treadway Tire Company: Job Dissatisfaction and High Turnover at the Lima Tire Plant
Theoretical Survey
Could these have been avoided?
Yes.
All of these problems could have been prevented if Treadway Tires:

- Required more flexible shifts for hourly workers
- Instituted a more organized training program
- Placed less pressure on Foremen to get immediate results from things that are out of their control

HAVE PROBLEM?
TRY
Turnover
JOB
DISSATISFACTION



SWOT
Strengths
• Cost efficient
• Modernized equipment
• Big production capacities
• Working 24/7
• One of the biggest tire producers

Weaknesses
• Foremen high turnover
• No official training
• Internal communication problems
• Low carrier advancement opportunities
• Low amount of candidates for foreman position
• Budget cuts
• Very dependent on raw material price
• 12 hour shift
• Undervaluation of employees

Opportunities
• Become most efficient plant
• Improved recruitment process
• Training programs
• Support from superiors
• Foremen can make direct impact
Threats
• Demoralization
• Foremen position viewed unattractively
• Problems infect the entire plant
• Unions
• Loss of cost effectiveness
• Increasing raw material costs
• Decreased efficiency
• Product quality decrease

Situation Analysis

Main information
Hierarchical Organizational Structure
Cost cutting approach

Hourly employees
Line Foremen
Pools for candidates
Skills needed
Responsibilities
Evaluation

Raw material prices
Competition

Modernization
Continuous operation
Cost saving
The Company
Lima Plant
The Industry
Employees
Motivation
- the way to organizational success
Analysis problem:
high foreman turnover
Analysis aim:
To find a solution how to decrease the problem
INTRODUCTION
Analyze the situation
Identify
the problem
Provide theoretical framework
Select the best
solution
Evaluate the alternatives
Come up with possible recommendations
ANALYSIS TASKS



EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVES



THANK YOU
FOR
ATTENTION
No1:
Quick
No2:
Economical
No.3
Effective
Punishment and promotion tools
HR course for foremen
Developed and clear ideology of the work
Shared responsibilities with line workers
Intensive superior leaders support for foremen
Combined training for foremen to improve skills
More vertical job load and less horizontal job load
Shares to employees
Current research on the topic
Suggested Solution
Alternative No.3
The plan of this alternative implementation has to be tracked and reviewed time by time
The simplicity of the first sight (Iceberg model);
Theory can help to measure job dissatisfaction and provide the framework how dissatisfaction should be reduced;
Maslow's and Herzberg's theories about human values provide understanding, why integrated actions plan is needed.
CONCLUSIONS

AUTHORS:
Sandra Girčiūtė
Matas Bielskus
THEORIES BY:
Frederick Herzberg
&
Abraham Maslow

THEORIES
Two-factor theory
Value Theory
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