Create a 3 page essay paper that discusses 360-degree appraisal.
management, this paper will provide analysis of a case study using the AMA 8-step case analysis tool as a means of installing the 360-degree appraisal in an organization (American Management Association, 2009).
GE Company has its employee working in nine teams to produce GE 90 jet engines. Each of the nine teams handles the production of an engine from the initial step until the engine is ready for delivery. Each team has a goal of getting the engine produced. however, they are all responsible for management of their internal affairs including training, vacation, and overtime. Each team is equally responsible for making an adjustment to the production process, monitor product quality and take responsibility for identifying and resolving problems arising among members of the team.
Decision-making in the company is based on consensus, with each team making its decisions pertaining the production process. However, the company has an overall plant manager who ensures the attention of all the teams is focused on the achievement of the company’s goals. Due to the independence nature of the teams in decision-making, the manager has little responsibilities in following up each team, as the team members feel untrusted. Unlike the conventional responsibility of decision making by managers, in the GE Company, a manager makes few decisions, with major decisions such as cost reduction and safety improvement delegated to a task force (Bressen, 2007).
The challenge that comes with independent decision making by team members in a company is the disparity in the quality of the final products of the company. Since each team determines the production process, there is a likelihood that the quality of the engines would not be similar which would challenge the reputation of the company.
Independent decision making by the teams in the company would result in differences in the appraisal pattern for the employees of the organization. Despite the presence of a plant manager, there