Unit 5 Discussions

Unit 5 DB: Existing conditions and different industry environments (BUS411)

Unit 5 DB: Existing conditions and different industry environments

This week we look at Harvard Business School’s Linda Hill: Building a culture that stimulates ‘collective genius’. Innovation is less about breakthrough moments and more to do with channeling organization-wide intelligence and diversity. Do you agree with Linda and why?

 

Unit 5 DB: Non-Economic Bargaining Issue – Restrictive Work Practices(HRM303)

Unit 5 DB: Non-Economic Bargaining Issue – Restrictive Work Practices

Often called “featherbedding,” unions traditionally insist on inefficient work practices that require the employment of more workers than necessary. They encourage their members to not work too hard nor too fast, to perform only within their strict craft jurisdiction, keep their improvement ideas to themselves, and otherwise resist labor-saving or productivity improvements.

Why would a union promote inefficient work practices?  Support your position.