Human Resource Management/Change Management.
MBA 1st Year students or in Executive Programs on managing change.
This case describes the dynamics of managing employees and productivity in a difficult scenario of low demand and a global recession. Soon after Trident Chemicals acquires Noble Chemicals, restructuring is undertaken to align production as per the market requirements. This gives rise to a whole gamut of issues ranging from a potential problem with the union to how employees would be incentivized in the changed scenario. A change in the working styles and organizational culture only adds to the complexity for the management. The issues seek an early and sustainable resolution as the company is losing money every day. The management has to pay attention to the employee needs as also meet the business challenges embedded in the context.
Expected learning outcomes
To help participants to look into the factors that impact complex change processes; to highlight factors responsible for inducing changes in strategy and culture; and to introduce to participants employee reactions towards complex change efforts in organizations.
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