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Decisional dilemma in maintaining industrial peace in PSU in India

Sumit Mishra (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Shashi Kant (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Vinay Sharma (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Rajat Agrawal (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)

Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies

ISSN: 2045-0621

Publication date: 19 June 2017

Abstract

Subject area

Industrial Relations and People Management.

Study level/applicability

Graduate or Postgraduate level, Executive working in manufacturing sector.

Case overview

This case highlights the industrial relation issues in a public sector undertaking, a government-owned company in India. The case depicted the issues taken place in the company in the year 2015-2016. The primary data were collected by a working professional, who dealt with and was involved in the scenarios discussed in the case. Other modes such as in-depth interviews were also taken as per requirements. This case also highlights the importance of roles of unions and association in these organizations. Factors which are important to maintain industrial harmony were analyzed and their perspective with respect to production loss were addressed.

Expected learning outcomes

Every employee must be dealt with in a dignified manner with rationale. Hierarchy is required to be in place but doesn’t need to be authoritative. Be communicative and transparent while taking action. There should be no compromise on indiscipline at workplace and decision to be taken accordingly. Manage conflict by involving all the concerned authorities from outset. The analysis of the case shows that if the rationale was followed while managing the people it will lead to industrial harmony. Role of trade unions and association will prove beneficial as they will become a part of creating a solution in the matter of discords, ensuring growth for the company and its employees. It is important to mention here that the case was developed on the basis of the first-hand experience of the author.

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Subject code

CSS 6: Human Resource Management.

Keywords

Citation

Mishra, S., Kant, S., Sharma, V. and Agrawal, R. (2017), "Decisional dilemma in maintaining industrial peace in PSU in India", Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 7 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-06-2016-0117

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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