Case Study On Gorman Company

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PRESENTATION On “ Gorman Corporation Limited” Presented By: Mithalesh Verma SSITM, Bhilai (C.G.) INDIA


INTRODUCTION Gorman corporation company which involved in manufacturing compressors and pumps for various industrial clients. The company were running smooth and business going on satisfactory. It started facing problems.


PROBLEM Production schedules. In maintaining the quality of the product. In dealing with special orders from customers.


PARAMETER Management approach - System Approach Specialization


SOLUTION Solutions are: Unity of Direction Unity of Command Authority and Responsibility Scalar Chain Technological advancement Vertical co-ordination


Questions Q.1 What the management principles applied in the organization satisfactory ? Ans:- No because of the management principle applied in the organization was facing difficulties. Q.2 After going through the case given, classify the management approaches. Ans:- There are following approach which applied in the management.

Classical Management Perspective:

Classical Management Perspective Scientific Management Concerned with improving the performance of individual workers (i.e., efficiency). Grew out of the industrial revolution’s labor shortage at the beginning of the twentieth century. Administrative Management A theory that focuses on managing the total organization rather than individuals.

Behavioral Perspective:

Behavioral Perspective The Hawthorne Studies Human Relations Approach Employee motivation Abraham Maslow Leadership style Douglas McGregor

Behavioral Perspective:

Behavioral Perspective Behavioral Management Emphasized individual attitudes and behaviors, and group processes, and recognized the importance of behavioral processes in the workplace. Hugo Munsterberg (1863–1916) A German psychologist, “the father of industrial psychology”, who advocated applying psychological concepts to employees selection and motivation industrial settings. Mary Parker Follett (1868–1933) Recognized the importance of the role of human behavior in the workplace.

Systems Theory:

Systems Theory Views the organization as a system of interrelated parts that function in a holistic way to achieve a common purpose. Systems theory concepts that affect management thinking: Open and closed systems Subsystems Synergy Equifinality

Systems Perspective:

Systems Perspective Systems Perspective A system is an interrelated set of elements functioning as a whole. Open system An organizational system that interacts with its environment.

Systems Perspective:

Systems Perspective Closed system An organizational system that does not interact with its environment. Subsystems A system within another system. Their importance is due to their interdependence on each other within the organization.

Systems Perspective:

Systems Perspective Synergy Subsystems are more successful working together in a cooperative and coordinated fashion than working alone. The whole system (subsystems working together as one system) is more productive and efficient than the sum of its parts .

Contingency Theory:

Contingency Theory States that there is no “one best way” to manage an organization. Because what works for one organization may not work for another Situational characteristics (contingencies) differ Managers need to understand the key contingencies that determine the most effective management practices in a given situation

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Q. Was the chairman correct in his approach ? yes because after hearing three officers the chairman came to conclusion – Prime reason was confused decision and inconsistent . No basic Priorities. No clear mission and strategies of Management of the company.

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