Case 4. PONCIANO RETAILING COMPANY: Yesterday
Mr. Ponciano Samonte was 25 years old when he organized his business firm, Ponciano Retailing Company. He asked Danny, the younger brother of hius high school classmate, to join him in his newly formed business.
As the years passed, the firm made good in the grocery retail business. Together, Ponciano and Danny established one branch after another. Within a span of 20 years, 19 branches were established throughout Central Luzon and Cagayan Valley.
The total number of employees reached 405 and everyone showed much respect to the leadership abilities of the two pioneers. Ponciano and Danny worked in a mutual trust with each other. Ponciano ...view middle of the document...
Just a month after the decentralization order was implemented, Danny felt the demoralizing effect on the managers and employees assigned to the branches. Sales drop by two percent and a number of key employees started to make moves to look for suitable jobs elsewhere. The rate of absences and tardiness also began to move up.
Danny was alarmed by the situation and he informed Patrick about the strong possibility of negative growth for the company. Patrick told Danny not to worry because he thinks it is easy to replace those who will leave.
1. What do you think of the actions of the employees regarding the decentralization policy of Patrick?
2. Do you consider the decentralization policy as a big mistake? Why?
Case 5. PR MOTORCYCLES: Till We Meet Again
Miss Amelia Rivera was a very effective training officer in one of the biggest appliance dealership in the Philippines. She was much satisfied with her job not only because of the pay she receives monthly, but also because the top management recognizes her value to the organization. Every morning, when she arrives to report for work, everyone she meets greets her out of courtesy and in deference to her rank.
One day, while in a birthday party, she was introduced by her father to a long time friend, Mr. Pedro Reyes, who happens to be the president of a large motorcycle dealership. The company operates branches in all the provincial capitals throughout the Philippines. When Mr. Reyes heard about Amelia’s job, he offered her a bigger job in his company. The job offer was as HR manager and it comes with twice the salary she was receiving from her current employer.
Amelia’s father advised her to accept the offer and after a week, she began working for Mr. Reyes. With a complementary staff of five subordinates, she proceeded to perform her new job with...