Volvo's HR Practices - Focus on Job Enrichment

            
 
Case Studies | Case Study in Business, Management, Operations, Strategy, Case Study

ICMR HOME | Case Studies Collection

To download Volvo's HR Practices - Focus on Job Enrichment case study (Case Code: HROB062) click on the button below, and select the case from the list of available cases:

Human Resource and Organization Behavior | Case Study in Management, Operations, Strategies, Human Resource and Organization Behavior, Case Studies
Human Resource and Organization Behavior Case Studies
HRM Short Case Studies
View Detailed Pricing Info
How To Order This Case
Business Case Studies
Area Specific Case Studies
Industry Wise Case Studies
Company Wise Case Studies

Custom Search




Please note:

This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.



Chat with us

Strategic Management Formulation, Implementation, & Control, 12e

Please leave your feedback

Leave Your Feedback

ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India RSS Feed

Case Details:

Price:

Case Code : HROB062 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
For delivery through courier (within India): Rs. 400 + Rs. 25 for Shipping & Handling Charges

Themes

HR Practices and Policies
Case Length : 13 Pages
Period : 1973 - 1999
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Volvo Car Corporation
Industry : Automobile
Countries : Sweden

Abstract:

The case discusses the efforts made by the Swedish automobile major - Volvo AB towards improving the work conditions at its facilities through job enrichment programs.

In its efforts to reduce the instances of employee turnover and absenteeism in its manufacturing facilities, Volvo introduced innovative job enrichment programs including job rotation, management employee councils, small work groups, change implementation and employee oriented facilities. These programs helped the company to understand the importance of designing its facilities according to the work design and employees' requirements.

Human Resource and Organization Behavior | Case Study in Management, Operations, Strategies, Human Resource and Organization Behavior, Case Studies

Volvo was one of the first automobile companies to deviate from the traditional assembly line system and adopt a more employee-centric approach for manufacturing automobiles.

Issues:

Understand the importance of implementing job enrichment programs in automobile manufacturing company

Get insights into how the theoretical concepts of job enrichment could be practically implemented in a manufacturing company

Understand the new system of automobile production based on the employee friendly socio-technical approach

Debate on the efficacy of Volvo's socio-technical approach in the long term

Contents:

  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
The HR Problem 3
The Job Enrichment Experiments 4
The New HR Initiatives 8
The Uddevalla Plant 8
End of the Socio-Technical Approach? 10
Exhibits 11

Key Words:

Case, Southwest Airlines, Gary Kelly, James Parker, Herb Kelleher, Low-cost Airlines, Organizational Culture, Colleen Barrett, Customer Relations, JetBlue, Succession Planning, Cultural Transformation, Leadership, Change Management, AirTran, Southwest Culture

Volvo's HR Practices - Focus on Job Enrichment - Next Page>>

 

Case Studies Links:- Case Studies, Short Case Studies, Simplified Case Studies.

Other Case Studies:- Multimedia Case Studies, Cases in Other Languages.

Business Reports Link:- Business Reports.

Books:- Textbooks, Workbooks, Case Study Volumes.