TO: Sales Managers
DATE: July 19, 2011
RE: Management Behavior
I trust you have read the memo sent by David Spencer last February 23 concerning the acquisition of EnviroTech, Inc. This merger will certainly have rewarding consequences for InterClean and will strengthen the new strategies that the company is leading, enter the market of full-service cleaning solution packages. All changes can create uncertainty and negative reactions for different reasons, lack of trust, economics threats, fear of personal failure, threats to values and ideals, among others. These reactions can affect the productivity of our employees. A manager's behavior can be at the core of ...view middle of the document...
At the same time you are making sure that employees feel part of the success of the company, and they will work harder to ensure that success. Remember that appropriate approach helps create a satisfying work environment that could conduct to a high productivity level on employees. Rude behavior will create an atmosphere of mistrust and fear, and as a consequence has a negative impact on productivity and also increases the operational cost.
Another issue that you need to be aware concerns the law. With the merge with EnviroTech we will acquire approximately 60 employees. Although both companies are in the same industry each has their culture and values defined as well as their employees. InterClean is a company that offers an equal employment opportunity and do not discriminate base on race, religion, national origin, age, sex, and physical disability. Refer to discrimination as the giving of an unfair advantage (or disadvantage) to the members of a particular group in comparison with the members of other groups. Few laws that we need to have knowledge are the following: Title VII prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in all aspects of employment (including apprenticeship programs); the Civil Rights Act, protect workers from intentional discrimination in all aspects of employment, not just hiring, and promotion including racial harassment. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination in pay, benefits, or continued employment for employees age 40 and over, unless an employer can demonstrate that age is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for the job in question. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits an employer from discriminating against a “qualified individual with a disability.” The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) gives workers up to 12 weeks’ unpaid leave each year for birth, adoption, or foster care of a child within a year of the child’s arrival; care for a spouse, parent, or child with a serious health condition; or the employee’s own serious health condition if it prevents him or her...