Amaryliss A. Biaño BSBA – 3 BA1 TTH 5:01-6:31pm
CASE STUDY (Semi-final)
KOOKABOORA CONTAINER CORPORATION: Maybe Tomorrow
When the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga opened its gates for investors in light and medium industries, the Kookaboora Container Corporation (KCC) was among the first ten companies to locate in the zone’s premises. KCC manufactures containers of various shapes and sizes which are used by manufacturers of industrial chemicals, food products, cooking oil, motor oil, and others.
The production department of KCC is headed by Engr. Nicolas Aisporna, a licensed mechanical engineer. He is a tickle for discipline. When even small mistakes happen in his ...view middle of the document...
No additional compensation will be given except for free meals in the evening.
When Engr. Aisporna called the department’s entire workforce to a meeting, he explained the importance of accepting the additional orders and working on them on overtime. He said he is expecting everybody to lend a hand in the additional effort. When he asked for comments, only one indicated his availability. Engr. Aisporna could not believe the cold response of his subordinates.
As the hours pass by, the anger felt by Engr. Aisporna gets deeper and deeper and he thinks he can no longer contain it. He was thinking aloud:
“What Kind of people are these? During periods of less work, they are not laid off; and they don’t think of it as a favor! They could not reciprocate management kindness!”
1. What is it that Engr. Aisporna failed to recognize in this case?
* Engr. Aisporna failed to recognize the different responses of people given the same circumstances. In this case, management gave generous compensations to their workers despite having slack season does not mean that all these workers will think they owe the company...