Organizational Behavior Essay About Ups Company

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Higher National Diploma Program

Unit No. and Title

organisations and behaviour

Assignment No.

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Assignment Due Date

1 nov

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1 nov

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Hamid ebadi fard


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Introduction :page 1

Task A:

Answer 2 :Page 2-4

Answer 3:page 5-9

Answer 4:Page 9-13

Answer 5:Page 13-14

Answer 6:Page 14-18

Task B:

Answer 1:Page18-21

Answer 2:Page 21-23


Organisations & behaviour


Over the last ten years we have seen a dramatic increase in the utilization of part-time workers by the United Parcel Service (UPS). This increase has been coupled with a stunningly high turnover rate of 150 percent among these workers. This study documents the deteriorating work environment for part-time workers at UPS and finds that a lack of full-time opportunities, a pervasive pattern of management mistreatment, and an alarmingly high injury rate are the primary determinants of the high turnover rate.


Task A:


High turnover often means that employees are unhappy with the work or compensation, but it can also indicate unsafe or unhealthy conditions, or that too few employees give satisfactory performance (due to unrealistic expectations or poor candidate screening). The lack of career opportunities and challenges, dissatisfaction with the job-scope or conflict with the management have been cited as predictors of high turnover.

Low turnover indicates that none of the above is true: employees are satisfied, healthy and safe, and their performance is satisfactory to the employer. However, the predictors of low turnover may sometimes differ than those of high turnover. Aside from the fore-mentioned career opportunities, salary, corporate culture, management's recognition, and a comfortable workplace seem to impact employees' decision to stay with their employer.

Many psychological and management theories exist regarding the...