White Goods: A Case Study

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White Goods SSC will use other practices outside of layoffs for downsizing. The use of multiple cost reduction techniques will help ensure the success of the downsizing process. As the restructuring plan needs to cut fifteen percent of costs, alternative cost cutting methods will need to be put into practice to ensure successful results. Such alternatives can not only prove more cost-effective than redundancy in the short term but can also help White Goods SSC become more resilient in coping with the downturn and better prepared for the economic recovery. Implementing alternative cost cutting methods within White Goods SSC is expected to result in a 5 percent savings for the organization which will help meet the overall fifteen percent cost …show more content…
Offering remote working arrangements is therefore suggested. Providing office space for all employees is costly and often unnecessary. Office space can be freed up to rent or downsize by keeping essential staff onsite and sending those that qualify to work remotely. Remote software packages will can allow managers to video-conference with employees, or keep tabs on them.

Justification:

Offering more flexible working arrangements, such as remote working, is extremely cost effective and will help decrease organizational expenses. Additionally, with more employees working remotely there is the opportunity to increase revenue by renting out office space. Employees will see the benefits by spending less money on gas, auto expenses and the purchase and maintenance of business attire. Remote working is associated with increased productivity and job satisfaction. In addition, White Goods SSC will see reduced real estate costs and overhead expenditures.

4.2.5 Reduce Work
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For White Goods SSC, savings in salaries will reduce labor costs and productivity will increase as employees are achieving a better work life balance. For employees, fewer hours are viewed better than no hours at all. The sense of shared sacrifice can therefore build morale, increasing employee engagement.

4.2.6 Mandatory Vacation

In a bid to save money while waiting for the economy to improve, establishing mandatory vacation is proposed. White Goods SSC shall enforce the workforce to use vacation time in the year it was accrued or they lose it. There will be no more carrying unused days into the next year. It is suggested having employees use a certain number of vacation days in a designated time period or have workers earn their paid time off throughout the year rather than receiving a handful of vacation days each year.
Justification:

Mandatory vacation is geared toward controlling and cutting labor costs. Employees might not want to use their vacation days in this manner, but they will prefer the job security over forced vacation. If the workforce uses all of their available vacation days, the economy will greatly benefit and so will White Goods. Additionally, White Goods SSC will see increased productivity, stronger workplace morale and greater employee

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