An analysis of performance and its management in business development and suggestions on how it might best be improved.
Table of Contents
1.1The present situation
1.2The company preferred situation
2.Effectiveness of processes in the Management of people
2.4Developing Human Resources
2.7Managing Leadership, groups and teams
3.Areas of Improvement
3.7Leadership, groups and teams
Basell formed one year ago by the merger of assets of Elenac, Montell (daughter company of Shell), and Targor (daughter company of BASF) to form the world largest polymer company. In response to this the basell business of global value $8b plans to withdraw from some markets, close inefficient plant, and make overall cost savings of over $1b through synergistic rationalisations. This will translate into a total budget cut for the Business Development team of some 30% as part of the synergistic cost savings.
However, there will probably be a lower percentage of redundancies because of the ability to return valuable staff within many parent organisations.
The HRP (human resource processes) in the new organisation are described below.
1.1The Situation Presently Existing
Masell is a large and complex multinational business within which the core 'managing people' functions are centrally developed and controlled by a professional human resources department. HR function is responsible for the design of the central recruitment processes. Geographical varieties exist. Locally it is most likely to be carried out by local managers with their own ideas of recruitment. As a result of this there are national variations and variations from one site to another in a given country.
In a stable organisational environment these local variations may be regarded as appropriate for the situation in hand. However, within...