Silvertail Airlines Case Study

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It is very important for Silvertail Airlines to make amendments so that it will match its new image. However, based on the conversation between Sam and Bobbi, it is unethical to dismiss the existing employers by intentionally making their life harder. They are trying to dismiss employees based on physical appearances and concluding that dismissal would be necessary as it will affect the new images portraited. According to an article shared by Khushboo Sinha “layoffs and retrenchments are not unethical if it is carried out with integrity, rationality and for the well-being of the affected employee(s).” (Khushboo Sinha, 2016) and that is clearly not the case for SIlvertail Airlines.

1.1.2) Damage to Employers’ Brand Image
Employers’ brand image
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Silvertail Airlines’ attempt to increase job difficulty and removing benefits like travel concession and the kind of hotels the crews are staying, as well as having lesser crews onboard and arranging for more long-haul flights are actions taken to dismiss the older employees.
According to Sam and Bobbi’s conversation, younger crews are more capable to deal with lesser benefits and more challenging working conditions unlike the existing crews. However, they failed to put into consideration that the younger employees may have joined the industry due to their understanding from the past job descriptions. Once the younger employees enter the industry and such measures are implemented, they will feel that it is unfair to remove their benefits as well just for the equity of all employees. As the restructure is to match the new image of the airline, they are not the ones that does not match the image and needs to be
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As a senior employee in Silvertail Airlines, they will not be willing to take instructions from a manager who is much younger than them and may not even be as experienced. Although it may provide them with the motivation to work harder, to prove that they are a better fit for the managerial role. What will most likely happen would be the refusal to abide by or follow the instructions given to them, intentionally making instructions difficult to be passed on and carried out.
Even though some younger managers may try ways and means to get their messages across, most of them would not be able to. Many newly promoted young managers have difficulties giving out instructions to the senior employees in the company as they will still feel the need to show some respect to the seniors. This leads to an increased difficulty in instructing the senior employees.
The senior employees will refuse to follow instructions given and younger managers will have difficulties trying to set his own set of rules and regulations. This as a result, affects the team cooperation, which will affect the work performance as neither would be motivated enough to

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