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The Bowers machine parts is a company that is involved in making replacement parts of large machines used in manufacturing. The firm was founded four decades ago, and it has grown to be a medium-sized corporation. Helen Bowers is in charge of the family business which she had inherited from her late father. Bower machine parts have experienced many challenges that Helen is determined to solve (Managing People and Organizations n.d). One of the main problems faced by the firm is employees failing to work harder. Helen is convinced that the organization’s employees do not involve themselves with enough work around the organization. Many employees have a lot of idle time during their work hours. Helen is convinced that employees need to put extra effort in their work. The problem of employees not working hard has, in turn, brought the issue of low production. Production is by the amount of input done by the employees. Helen is determined to make the firm be able to make more profit than it has been making. Various efforts to make the company grow through higher production have seemed futile. Other problems that the firm faces are that the employees get too much money than they deserve. The amount of work done is not equal to the money they get. Helen also insists that her father spent a lot of time listening to their opinions and complaints about the firm. For the firm to increase its profits, all these problems have to be solved (Managing People and Organizations n.d). Several solutions can be used to solve these problems. One of the solutions is to change the handling of the employees. Employees should not receive kid gloves handling. Instead, they should win treatment like the helpers they are. Helen also wants to uplift the firm so that it can be competitive at the international level. The Japanese have been a constant threat to the firm since they have entered the industry. However, to Helen, it is a threat and at the same times an opportunity for the company to do better. To solve this problem, Helen has decided to try and sell the company’s products to the competitor firms. It will hopefully help the organization grow. This move could attract more Japanese competitors, but Helen believes that her firm can withstand the competition if it competes effectively. When Helen joined the firm, she was able to help Improve production by 20% (Managing People and Organizations n.d) to solve them, any problems that the firm faces. Helen advised her supervisors to make sure that the employees do not have idle time during working hours. The company has a softball field that isn’t of use at all. Helen decided to shut it down for expansion of the company in later years. Even after all these efforts, the firm did not make considerable profits, and the production was still low. This new plan was not at all successful. Helen felt that the employees again did not do much as she expected. With the help of a consultant, she was able to figure out that the previous methods her father used were better, even though she never understood them. As a consultant, the best thing she should have done is to listen to the employees’ views about the work.

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