Organisational Behaviour

An Introduction

by Christine Cross and Ronan Carbery Human Resource Management Human Resource Development

Chapter 11: OB in the News
Efficiency-Driven Design?

Watch the following YouTube clip to see what life is like within a Foxconn facility and evaluate the efforts that are being made to improve matters. As you view the clip consider how work is organised within the plants, the level of supervision, the repetitive nature of the work and general working conditions. Would you like to work there? Are there alternatives to this system given the high demand for cheap and reliable manufacturing from wealthy Western firms?