Goodman Company Case Study
The Goodman Company
I.Point of View
Mr. Robert Goodman – He is the President of Goodman Company which is a single plant manufacturing company which produces small rubber automotive parts; the company has a centralized, bureaucratic organizational structure. He foresees greater opportunities in the years ahead if output can be expanded to meet future demands. He decided to hire a production analyst to see greater efficiency could be achieved with the current equipment that the company bought.
Mr. Joe Smith – He is the production Manager who is reporting to Mr. Goodman directly. He has three (3) personnel supervising and reporting to him respectively to the three (3) shifts the company have:
Shift no. 1 – Mr. Cleverson Anthony
Shift no. 2 – Mr. Norm Leonard
Shift no. 3 – Mr. Bob Jackson
Ann Bennet – She is a graduate of a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1988. She earned her M.B.A with a concentration in production management. She did her graduate work in a very well-known university in which she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Before she was hired by Mr. Goodman she worked for a management consulting firm for 5 years and earning the position project leader for 3 years. She proposed to start a new process for the company to follow to cope with the increasing rate of demands.
The sudden changes in a newly conceived production process which aimed to increase efficiency, affected production at the Goodman Company; this change caused the workers to decrease production.
After analyzing the case, it was determined that the core problem of the Goodman Company was resistance to change. According to Agboola and Salawu, change is one of the most difficult tasks for any organization to perform, which is done for the betterment of the organization.