Jimmy Brown is a manager with Solomon Industries, Inc., (SII) a supply company in South Carolina. SII serves as a warehouse for other companies that deliver and store their goods using SII’s facility as temporary storage. Jimmy was born in 1955 and spent 20 years in the military. Upon retiring, he was hired as a production supervisor for SII. Originally from SC, he is the night shift supervisor working 12 hour shifts from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am Monday through Thursday supervising 12 employees. Jimmy is a traditional Baby Boomer as he grew up in the 60’s, his dad worked, his mom stayed home, and he is the oldest of three children; a brother and a sister 2 and 4 years younger, respectively. Jimmy received his bachelor of arts degree while in the military in chemical engineering. Turnover is pretty high at SII as Jimmy is constantly training new employees. He had the option of moving to the day shift but he worked nights his whole military career and likes this shift so he asked to continue working this shift. His present staff consists of 1 employee over the age of 50 and the rest of the employees range from 20-40 years of age.
Michael Johnson was born in 1976 in Ohio. He has a technical background graduating in 1997 in computer science and moved to SC in 2010 with his new bride. Michael’s parents divorced when he was 2 years old and he rarely saw his biological father. His mom worked two jobs almost 7 days a week until she remarried when he was 10. His step dad travelled often with his job and had two daughters from a previous marriage. Their mom died 3 years before he married Michael’s mom. Michael applied for the Information Technology position but at the last minute the position was closed because the employee decided not to leave the company so Michel took on the responsibility of being the day shift supervisor. He works 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Thursday with Solomon Industries, Inc., (SII) a supply company in South Carolina. SII serves as a warehouse for other companies that deliver and store their goods using SII’s facility as temporary storage. Turnover is not as high as his night shift counterpart, but still has some turnover. The company allows tenured employees to move to the shift they desire if positions are available. Michael manages 15 employees, 8 are over the age of 50, 2 are new employees under 21 years old, and the remaining are between 21-50 years of age.
As a manager, you are tasked with creating a 350-word plan for Employee 1 and Employee 2.
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS FOR BOTH CASE STUDY :
- Include how your management approach would change to fit the employees needs
- Assess the approaches you would use to monitor the behavior of each employee
- What are the legal implications?
- How would you evaluate the effectiveness of your approach?