Report On ASDA - Management Theory

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LEADERSHIP IN ACTION
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Summary of the principles and practice of scientific management.................................................3
Analyse the principle and practice of scientific management through application to the chosen
work team........................................................................................................................................3
Relevance of scientific management approach to meet contemporary needs of the organization. .5
References........................................................................................................................................6
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SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT
Scientific management is a theory that works in the field of management and that also
analyses and synthesizes workflows in the organizations (Classical and Scientific Management
Theory. 2017). Apart from this, maximum attention is also required to be given towards
employee training and development aspects so that their efficiency could be maximized which
has a direct impact on organisational productivity and performance (Advantage & Disadvantage
of Scientific Management Theory. 2016). It also allows the organizations to allocate work
properly among managers and workers so that they can manage their time in planning and
training aspects.
LEADERSHIP IN TEAM
Management of Asda’s work practices as a team
From theoretical point of view, management model is essential as that helps in enhancing
productivity and performance aspects of the employees. Thus, Asda has been emphasizing on
classical management theory for the purpose of meeting the aim of the organization. As per the
approach, organizations can delegate roles and responsibilities to the employees according to the
specifications and qualifications (Bernard, Boillat, Legner and Andritsos, 2016). The
management of Asda is also required to develop appropriate communication with the team
members by developing suitable contact and interaction with them so that all the aspects of the
organization can be managed suitably. For instance- there must be direct communication among
the leaders and the organizational members so that they can manage all the aspects effectually. In
order to develop appropriate communication, it is essential for Asda to involve the employees in
decision making process on continuous basis.
Different ways of management
Asda has been operating market in competitive manner and this brings the need of
prominent management methods. It has been analysed that classical theory has some criticisms
as well; hence in a few situations, different techniques of managing things are required to be
adopted. In order to manage the process of communication, it is crucial for employees of Asda to
emphasize on direct communication as that will also assist in delegating roles and
responsibilities in the best possible manner (Kulakovskii, Kolodnitskii, Tsegel’nyuk and
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Skvortsov, 2016). Furthermore, team reviews and meetings should be conducted so that
according to team performance, the best one can be rewarded on the basis of monetary and non-
monetary benefits. Since, Asda is a retail entity; therefore it is crucial for the business to adopt
numerous methods so that all the services could be delivered in appropriate way.
Motivation of team
Employee motivation has a positive impact on work performance. Thus, there must be
adequate attention towards this aspect as that encourages employees to perform in prominent
manner (Götmark and Götmark, 2017). There are several problems prevailing in Asda and that
needs to be resolved so that organizational work practices could be managed in the best way.
Some of the problems include- team demotivation which impacts the morale of employees in
performing their job roles. Along with this, other problem includes conflicts and grievances
among the team members which creates misunderstanding in performing the job roles.
For instance- sales team of Asda needs to get motivational benefits in terms of incentives
and bonus as that could help them to contribute more in organizational development. Besides
this, for employee benefit and development, Asda could also provide other remuneration benefits
to the workforce in terms of motivating them. For instance- the employee can be provide specific
percentage of profit of the entire target which he has achieved. This way employee can be
encouraged towards better productivity.
Different theories of motivation in a team
Herzberg two factor theory of motivation could be applied so that it can give the idea to
the manager regarding the hygiene and motivator factors (Götmark and Götmark, 2017). In order
to generate positive environment, it is crucial for Asda to involve all the employees in decision
making processes and other activities. This is also suitable for the purpose of facilitating proper
participation of the employees in organizational matters.
Furthermore, negativity from the business can also be eradicated from the same time
which can have a positive impact on workforce motivation. Employer’s concern on employee
motivation can reduce the level of negativity in the employees and at the same time, it can also
aid the employees to contribute in organizational matters in the best possible manner. Apart from
theoretical background, it is crucial for Asda to promote, recognise and appreciate the
contribution of employees they give to organizational development. This is significant in terms
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