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From Consultation to Partnership: The Case of Haeco's Works Consultative Committee (B)  
 
Product Ref: 00/70C Company: HAECO

Product Type: Case Industry: Capital Goods

Related Product(s): Teaching Note
Authors: Gilbert Wong   K. K. Tan   Pauline Ng
Case A (99/34C), set in late 1998, traces the development of HAECO's Works Consultative Committee (WCC) and the factors that contributed to its smooth development, making it a demonstration case to illustrate the potential of staff-management consultation as a tool for effective management. Case B, set in December 1999, tells of the development in HAECO as a result of an announcement by the management of HAECO for the implementation of new pay rules, which effectively and significantly reduced the take-home pay of most employees. A major point in case B was that a large number of employees were dissatisfied with the new arrangement even though the new pay rules had the consent of the WCC. As a result, they established a trade union to represent their views. These cases shows the effectiveness or otherwise of staff-management consultation during different economic climates.
Functional Area : Economics & Business Policy
Human Resource Management
Strategy & General Management

Issues: Communication, Labour Relations, Human Resources Management
Length: 5 pages Country: Hong Kong SAR

Pub. Year: 2000 Level of Difficulty: 1
         
This product type is available in the following language(s):      English
         
Related Information: From Consultation to Partnership: The Case of Haeco's Works Consultative Committee (A) (ref: 99/34C)
 
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