Bemis Case Study

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Bemis is full of long tenured employees and they attribute their success in the market due to the outstanding relationships with their workforce. The management at Bemis sees the relationship a key cornerstone in how they do business, the long-term commitments provides the manufacturing and sales base with a solid base that is reliable and knows how to get the job done. “The human resource frame centers on what organizations and people do to and for one another” (Bolman & Deal, 2013, p. 113). Bolman and Deal describe the Human Resource frame as a way to unfold and discover how the relationships influence the effectiveness of the organization (Bolman & Deal, 2013). The healthy relationship that appears to thrive today was not always the case; …show more content…
Resulting in a team that has the ability to promote from within and already fully understands their language and culture, these areas are extremely difficult to figure out when hiring a person from the outside. Bolman and Deal propose, “investing in people on the premise that highly motivated and skilled workforce is a powerful and competitive advantage” (Bolman & Deal, 2013, p. 135). The human resource strategy at Bemis almost exactly mirrors the basic human resource proposal by Bolman and Deal. They restructured their human resources team and defined the roadmap, hired the right people who match the culture they desire, keep the employees, provide personal development investment, empower them, and promote diversity. Bemis had to experience the full learning curve of the human resource frame and they admit that it was a struggle. Nevertheless, the cultural revolution Bemis went through has quite literally changed their entire company. Without the changes in one small plant in Shirley, MA they may have not been able to capitalize on the knowledge of the team and produce high quality product that has sprung up manufacturing plants around the …show more content…
276). The symbolic frame gives us insight on how the culture of the organization looks, behaves, and the mold that creates the environment. “The symbolic frame focuses on how humans make sense of the chaotic, ambiguous world in which they live. Meaning, belief, and faith are its central concerns” (Bolman & Deal, 2013, p. 244). The symbolic frame is one of telling stories, celebrating rituals, honoring ceremonies, and having heroes to encourage people to continue pushing forward and find passion in their work (Bolman & Deal,

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