Union And Management Relations
Union organizations are designated by different chosen employees who obviously see the need for protecting their needs as one of the primary stakeholders of their business organization. This is the reason why union organizations are considered as both important and destructive in the face of the different business organizations around the world. How is this possible? Unions are at some point a building up element in the business organizations in a process that involves the motivation of the employees to perform well as they know their rights are protected by the said organization within the business.
On the other hand though, they are at some point destructive on the part of the concerns of the business organization. Through the fact that the unions are usually managed by aggressive individuals, they are then moved to act upon a situation without much concern for their administration’s values for profit and social reputation. This is the reason why most management personnel actually fear the uprising of the different union organizations in the business entities that they are particularly taking responsibility of.
In this discussion though, the possibility of the control of management being passed on to the union as per noted through the question cited above, it is undeniable that the process of taking over the said control on the part of the union is something that is much of the threat towards the values of the entire organization. Having the authority card signed actually implies the possibility of the union controlling the major percentage of decisions that are passed on by the administration for the entire business’s concern.
Obviously, the control of the matters that are directed to the employees are sure to be carefully given attention by the administration. On the other hand, if situations turn on the other side of the impact of the matter to the organization, the abolition of the union could be the other best resort for the business. It is through this that the values of the organization could still be well taken care of without actually affecting the major parts of its decision making procedures. However, rehiring new employees may cost the organization a certain amount of money.
On the brighter side of the situation though, such approach to the problem could result to further improvements on the major issues that the organization is actually dealing with at present in consideration with the existence of the union organizations within the business. Decision making is a major issue and activity that needs to be considered within business organizations. However, not being able to handle the major effects of the matter in the situation dealt with may cause the entire business to become a failure in the industry that it is primarily involved in.
Unions are even heightening the pressures on the administration to make considerable decision that would address both the values of the administration and the employees as well. This is the reason why the balance of control between the management and business union organizations is an essential part of the development of the entire business operation within the industry.
Mathis, Robert L. and John H. Jackson, Human Resource Management, 11th edition Thomson/South-Western, 2006.