FMC Aberdeen and FMC Green River
FMC Aberdeen and FMC Green River are two companies in different locations in United States i. e. Dakota and Wyoming respectfully which have some similarities and differences in the nature of their businesses, type of customers, size and scope, and even organizational culture. For instance FMC Aberdeen is a recent start-up company, smaller than FMC Green River, not unionized, dealing with defense weapons only, and characterized by minimized management and self-directed employees.
On the other hand, FMC Green River deals with several products such as chemicals and others, is unionized, has many employees, and its customers are distributed world wide (Business Analysis of FMC Corporations). Organization culture at FMC Aberdeen is family-oriented meaning that with the small number of employees an atmosphere more or less that in a family is created. The resultant work environment is conducive for group work to prosper. In a family-kind environment the employees are self-directed in the way they do their work.
The management gives the employees the opportunity to decide on what to do provided it is to the benefit of the company. Management activity is minimized at FMC Aberdeen and is substituted by democratic leadership where the managers allow employees to participate in decision making while ensuring that they maintain the final say. At FMC Green River which is unionized there is a culture of following strictly what management decides. This is not bad but it is necessary to allow employees to participate in decision making.
There is an employees union which fights for their rights with the management. It is possible to change the culture at FMC Green River to resemble that at FMC Aberdeen by decentralizing operations and decision making structures at the former i. e. FMC Green River. This could involve formation of small groups and implementing employee decision making participation. Managing Abilities At FMC Aberdeen the management utilizes the employee’s abilities by recognizing the employee’s contribution to the company by allowing them to participate in decision making.
In FMC Green River. FMC Green River utilizes the abilities of its workers by giving challenging responsibilities after paying them good salaries. Both methods of utilizing employee’s abilities can be used at both the two companies. This is because FMC Aberdeen needs to assert some supervisory input in order to realize higher results and also FMC Green River needs to extract more contribution of employees’ opinions and ideas in order to improve its performance.
Other recommended ways of utilizing employees’ abilities at FMC Aberdeen include providing them with adequate working resources such as protective devices. At FMC Green River maximization of employees abilities can be achieved through introduction of new technology at the work place. To implement any of these recommendations it is necessary to consider the existing situation and try to improve on it.