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For the past three months work-related problems have occurred, causing conflicts among co-workers. The ongoing problems require attention in order to better assist our daily clients. The in-office situation came about a month after Jessica Hilo took a medical leave. During this time, Ralph and Frank were temporarily assigned her duties, resulting in an unequal balanced work flow. Frank has complained about Ruth’s poor quality in work, and I have noticed that she is working overtime at least twice a month, which costs the company additional money. On the other hand, Jack frequently has little work to do, and he has begun coming in late a couple times per week. His work is professionally completed, but tardiness reflects badly on his work profile.
To be successful the company needs teamwork. I do not feel that the co-workers are performing daily office tasks as well as they can and would like to offer some suggestions. First, I feel we should equally balance the work flow. Instead of reassigning Jessica’s work to Ralph and Frank, I suggest that Jack, Ralph, and the full time assistant temporarily take up the slack. Jack will no longer have little work to do, and he’ll arrive at work on time. When it is determined that Jessica isn’t coming back to work hire someone to take her place.
Ruth’s extra office tasks, overtime, and co-workers complaining kept her stressed, which results in her poor quality of work. When the work flow is equally balanced again this will ease stress on all co-workers. Ruth’s work performance would greatly improve. She would no longer require overtime, and this will save the company an additional $200 a month. Frank would no longer complain about Ruth’s poor quality in work, and he will be more focused on his office duties. With everyone focusing on their own duties and productivity the office will soon be back on track. We will better serve our clients, and build an outstanding company.

  • Writing -

    For the past three months work-related problems have occurred, causing conflicts among co-workers. The ongoing problems require attention in order to better assist our daily clients. The in-office situation came about a month after Jessica Hilo took a medical leave. During this time, Ralph and Frank were temporarily assigned her duties, resulting in an unequal balanced work flow. Frank has complained about Ruth’s poor quality in work, and I have noticed that she is working overtime at least twice a month, which costs the company additional money. On the other hand, Jack frequently has little work to do, and he has begun coming in late a couple times per week. His work is professionally completed, but tardiness reflects badly on his work profile.

    What is Jack and Ruth's relevance to this situation? If both Frank and Ralph are splitting Jessica's work, how does this make the workflow uneven? You need to set up the situation more clearly.

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    Background
    Ten years ago, you started working as a clerk for DMD
    Medical Supplies. Six months ago, Liz Jakowski, the human
    resources director, promoted you to office manager. You
    manage two employees: Jack Snyder and Ruth Disselkoen.
    Your office provides secretarial support for the four members
    of the executive team. Two years ago, Liz had assigned Jack
    to support Ralph Alane and Jessica Hilo. Ruth was assigned
    to Samuel Daley and Frank Daley. The work flow was
    equally balanced.
    You’ve noticed that in the last three months Ruth has cut her
    breaks short to complete her work, complains of being tired,
    and at least twice a month requires overtime hours costing
    the company an additional $200 a month. In the last three
    weeks, Frank Daley has complained to you a few times about
    the poor quality of Ruth’s work.
    On the other hand, over the last three months, Jack frequently
    seems to have little to do. He has begun coming in late a
    couple times a week and taking more than the allotted break
    times. What work he does have, however, is always professionally completed.

    Clearly, you must investigate to determine what is causing
    this change and how to improve the situation. Since nothing
    has changed in the personal lives of either Jack or Ruth, you
    conclude you must focus on the in-office work situation. You
    learn the following facts:
    • Samuel and Frank Daley share a part-time administrative
    assistant who works only 15 hours a week.
    • Ralph Alane and Jessica Hilo share a full-time administrative
    assistant.
    • Jessica Hilo has been on medical leave for the last four
    months, and Liz Jakowski isn’t sure whether Jessica will
    be able to return to work.
    • Jessica’s duties have been temporarily reassigned to
    Ralph and Frank.
    Although you don’t have the authority to change the work
    assignments of the two administrative assistants or the
    executive team, you clearly need to change your office
    assignments so that both Jack and Ruth work regularly
    without requiring overtime.

    Process
    1. The background explains the primary cause of the workflow
    problem and the negative effects resulting from it.
    Your task is to make up a realistic plan which solves
    the uneven productivity between Jack and Ruth. Use
    prewriting tools like brainstorming, cluster or webbing
    diagrams, and freewriting to outline the cause-effect
    situation and to develop a specific solution that best
    solves the problem. Also ask yourself the following
    questions to expand your prewriting.
    • How long has this situation been going on?
    • Why did the problems begin when they did?
    • Am I able to solve the problem at its root cause or
    am I only able to manage the impact of the problem?
    • Is this a temporary or permanent problem?
    • How has the company been affected?

    • How have the employees been affected?
    • What’s in my power to change? What must stay the same?
    • What are two or three ways to improve the efficiency of
    my office?
    • How much work, time, and money would be required to
    implement each solution?
    • Does each solution stop all the negative effects?
    • Are there any benefits to the change beyond stopping
    what is occurring?
    • How exactly would each change affect Jack, Ruth, and
    the executive team?
    • What would I have to do to make sure each change goes
    through as planned and to monitor the situation once
    the solution is in place?
    2. From your prewriting, develop the single best solution to the
    situation described in the background. Obviously, you won’t
    be able to use everything you’ve prewritten, so your first step
    is to choose what’s most important for the purpose and
    audience. As you outline a solution, you may need to make
    up more specific details that define the steps of the plan and
    describe particular benefits of the plan.
    3. Next, sort your details and information about the problem and
    the plan into one of the two sections given below. Don’t
    worry about complete sentences for this sorting stage; merely
    list the information under the appropriate section. Use
    information from both the background and your prewriting.
    Section 1
    • Facts and figures that define the problem (the cause)
    • Details that show the impact of the problem (effects) on
    Jack, Ruth, and the company
    Section 2
    • The steps needed to change the situation
    • Reason to implement each step, including the benefits
    to your employees, your supervisor, and the company
    • Information about your role in the change

    Have I done the assignment correctly?
    Please proof read.

  • Writing -

    I would begin this piece with the first sentence of your second paragraph.

    "To be successful the company needs teamwork."

    First paragraph....
    The cause of the problem in the office is Jessica's absence.
    This absence has caused what to happen to each of the people in the office.
    What has been the result?

    Second paragraph--- to create a better team spirit and outcome.
    These are the steps.
    Explain the step
    What would be the forseen outcome.

    Third paragraph...summarize.

  • Writing -

    How can we answer this question in that section 1 and2

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