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Why has the Falcon Car Company provided the teams of workers with their own entrance, changing room, coffee room and sauna?
YOUR TASKS In the role of Mr Karlberg, the Production Manager of Falcon cars, write a report for the attention of the Managing Director of Falcon Cars, that answers the following questions.
(a) Suggest reasons why Falcon Cars was experiencing high staff turnover, high absenteeism and general dissatisfaction with its traditional moving assembly line.
(b) Why has the Falcon Car Company provided the teams of workers with their own entrance, changing room, coffee room and sauna?
(c) By applying appropriate theory, explain why the workers’ motivation has improved.
(d) Using Falcon Cars as an example, what factors need to be addressed and means used in order to change a company’s culture?