Business Analysis of FMC Corporation's Green River Facility
FMC Corporation’s Green River facility is a large organization with many different product lines that cater to many different customers. The industry it serves is the chemical industry. With over 1,000 employees, they service over 100 customers with several different product lines. The Aberdeen facility on the other hand, has only 100 employees who service to only one customer with a single product. The Aberdeen facility, although small in numbers, has proven to be successful in growth and organizational effectiveness to the point that the Green River facility is interested in its organizational behaviors to incorporate them into their own facility. The Aberdeen facility was
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Employees at the Aberdeen facility seem to be more satisfied with their jobs due to the fact that they appreciate the self-motivation and responsibility that makes them a valuable part of their team. Although there are occasions where people are not comfortable with not being told what to do in a work environment and do not like having responsibility, most of the employees thrive in this setting. They enjoy the reward structure which ranges from days off to pay increases. The structure of the Aberdeen facility allows for much room for employees to rise in the company. They have a structure that bases pay increases according to not only evaluations, but by getting certified for more duties and earning points for duties performed. The facility actually expects you to rise up the ranks after a certain amount of time. This facility is truly about making sure that not only are their employees satisfied because they know that overall production is higher when employees have job satisfaction, but they make sure that they are showing employees they are appreciated and valuable. The more you do, the more you will be rewarded.
Some of the issues Kenneth Dailey, manager of the Green River facility, may face while trying to incorporate Aberdeen’s system at the Green River facility will no doubt be challenging. One of the big issues I see off hand will be organizing teams. Remember, Aberdeen produces one good, while Green River has several.