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    Slade; A Case Study

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    This 4 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student where a sub-culture has developed in a company. The subculture has many positive traits, but is condoning and encouraging fraudulent use of clocking in cards. The paper looks at how the situation may be resolved and the subculture brought into line with the company needs.

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    cohesion. In many ways the culture has many good characteristics, there is loyalty to the company and to the team by many team members. there is cohesion and support, there  are also some high standards of work, with a recognition of what constitutes good and bad working practices, hence the exclusion of Herman, who they see as lazy and deviating  form the standards required. There is also inventive and creative thinking, a willingness to work late, and also to be flexible in that work. This is a manual job where  there is hard work, and loyalty of this nature is sometimes difficult to develop in this way. Therefore, in looking at the problems we have to remember these strengths and  find a way to build on these so that the strengths that this create is not lost, as Porter would see it, this is a potential source of a competitive  advantage, with a the cohesive structure as well as the intellectual capital that exists. The team, which are referred to as team Sarto, as the leader of the group is  Tony Sarto, may work well together, but there have also been some distant practices which have emphasised their loyalty to each other and accepted some dishonest practices, such as punching  time cards for each other so that they may arrive later or leave early. It is important to notice that with this practices there are also some associated rules, this  is organised in advance, and if someone is going to be later after the foreman arrives they will not be clocked in. The clocking out also takes place only after  the foreman has left after 5 pm. The initial reaction here may be to extend the hours of the foreman, however, whilst this may result in short term improvement, 

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