Case Study on Human Resource Management Mars

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Running head: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTHuman resource managementName of the student:Name of the University:Author’s note
1HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTAnswer 1:The case study is about Mars, the third largest private company in the United Statesoperating business segment of food, drinks, chocolate, gum and confections, pet care andsymbioscience. The case gives detail about the success of MARS due to its effective HRpractices. The five principles of Mars along with HR practices like providing an egalitarianworkplace, providing unifying values to all, bonus options and career and developmentopportunities is the major reason for the success of the company.Answer 2:From the case study, I have learned that providing unified values and principles to allemployee makes everyone clear about their own responsibility and everyone use this values as aguide to influence their work (Alessandri et al., 2015). For example, Mars started with the fiveprinciple of quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom. All employees werefamiliar with these principles and incorporated them effectively in their own work. Anotherreason for the success of the company was that it did not differentiated between workplace staffsand managers and all enjoyed equal perks and chance to speak up or mentor other employeesirrespective of their work. All employees enjoyed equal benefits and the egalitarian work culturepromote equality shared recognition of responsibility and accountability in work (Vischer &Wifi, 2017). Hence, such workplace design contributed to high motivation and engagement ofemployees in work.Answer 3:One factor clearly displays HR competencies of Mars are the development of egalitarianwork culture and presence of appropriate bonus option for a team giving good performance. This
2HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENTis reflective of HR competency of relationship management in organization. The egalitarianwork culture helped to minimize conflict as all employees irrespective of their position got thesame benefits. This ensured equality in workplace and rewarding employees only by means oftheir performance. In addition, the move to provide bonus option to employees and continuousavailability of performance data enhanced the motivation of employees to perform well and earntheir bonuses.Olafsen et al., (2015) has also showed that outcomes associated with amount ofpay and distributive and procedural justice regarding pay act as intrinsic work motivation factorsfor employees.Answer 4:The HR practices that is critical for Mars Incorporate to maintain the culture includesstriving to maintain the egalitarian culture and promoting professional development ofemployees during their employment. Career development opportunities in relation to the contextof work done at Mars will critical for continued employee engagement. After recognition ofperformance of employees, career development is regarded the second most crucial HR practicethat enhance performance and engagement of employees in workplace (Patton & McMahon,2014). The organizational hierarchy of providing a flat structure instead of a pyramid structure islikely to help Mars to maintain their position for which they are known.Answer 5:No, Mars could not be successful without their current HR practices. This is because HRpractice was the main reason that triggered good revenue and desired performance fromemployees. The five principles of Mars ensured that all equipment for quality brands andefficiency is work was known to all. Secondly, the egalitarian workplace and principle of
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