Demonstrating Linear Organizational Dynamics
MPA Class at Geisinger-Danville
Manager: After all this time, I really thought the idea would have dropped. We are behind on the eight ball on supplies,
Supervisor 2: What is it, Ashley?
Manager: You are in trouble, Jeff. We need
Supervisor 2: OK, I will start right away with organizing this project. I am sure we can get all the appropriate equipment around and get the training of the line workers scheduled right away.
Manager: I expect this will take some time to implement, Jeff. I've heard possibly 6 months, but I insist that this is up and running in three months.
Supervisor 2: Yes, Ashley, this will be done.
Manager: Manager: We must not let our competitors get ahead of us, no matter what!
Supervisor 1: ... and we're going to begin this Saturday
Worker 1: You got to be kidding me! Positive, my patootie!
Supervisor 1: Kent, calm down! This is a good thing. These are good, positive.
Worker 1: How's everybody thinking about bargaining our demands for mandatory training on Saturday?
Worker 2: This is getting too much for me, with the grandchildren and everything and all these changes.
Worker 3: I'm just thinking I got a new car, I need
Worker 2: May be I just retire.
Worker 1: I'll probably beat you to the grave before you
Worker 3: Let's go. We'll go tomorrow morning, it's our job.
Worker 1: Oh, yippee skippy.
Manager: Look at these numbers.
Supervisor 1: What is this?
Supervisor 2: Supervisor 2: The monthly numbers.
Manager: What happened? These numbers are way below the projected volume. Explain this immediately!
Supervisor1: The new equipment took longer to install than we initially planned; and once we got it in, it didn't work correctly, so we lost two days in production.
Supervisor 2: And one of our staff is now on sick leave. Kent drank too much beer on the weekend, tripped and broke his ankle and he's going to be off for 4 - 6 weeks. Bea decided that watching her grandchildren was more satisfying, so she's retiring. And the new changes were too much for her. Sarah offered to work overtime, but I am not sure if she is going to keep up with the volume.