Q. The following appeared in the editorial section of a corporate newsletter:
“The common notion that workers are generally apathetic about management issues is false, or at least outdated: a recently published survey indicates that 79 percent of the nearly 1,200 workers who responded to survey questionnaires expressed a high level of interest in the topics of corporate restructuring and redesign of benefits programs.”
Discuss how well reasoned the above argument is. You will have to consider the assumptions that underlie the writer’s thinking. Describe alternative explanations or counterexamples that might weaken his or her conclusion. You must come up with evidence that would strengthen or refute the argument or identify what changes would make the argument more logically sound.
The argument states that the general belief that workers are uninterested about management issues is not true. A recent survey states that 79 percent of the 1,200 workers who responded to survey questionnaires expressed a high level of interest in topics related to corporate restructuring and redesign of benefits programs.
Firstly, I agree with this argument in general. The study indicates that 79 percent of the 1,200 workers generate a high level of interest in topics such as corporate restructuring and redesign of benefits programs. This clearly shows that the common notion is incorrect. Corporate restructuring is a process of redesigning one or more aspects of a company. This process of reorganizing can be implemented due to several factors such as positioning the company to be competitive, survive a currently adverse economic climate or poise the corporation to move in an entirely new direction. Corporate restructuring is also used to reduce the cost of operations for the company so that the company profit margin improves. All these factors would improve the company’s image. Furthermore, the company will be able to work and manage their work effectively and efficiently.
Secondly, benefits programs are types of programs that include various types of non-wage compensation provided to employees in addition to their normal wages or salaries. Examples of benefits include, funding of education, social security, profit sharing, group insurance (health, life, dental etc.), retirement benefits, disability income protection and other specialized benefits. The purpose of employee benefits is to increase the economic security of staff members as well as improve the worker retention across the organization. By providing these benefits programs to the employees, the company can ensure that their employees are happy as well as are motivated and determined to maximize the company’s productivity, profits and revenues.
In conclusion, the results of the study are sufficient enough to indicate that workers are interested and keen about management issues. Corporate restructuring would enhance the company’s profit margin as well as operation costs of the company can be reduced. On the other hand, benefits programs would raise the economic security of staff members and the worker retention would improve across the organization. Employees would be content and satisfied with the organization as well as would be adamant in achieving and fulfilling the organizations goals and objectives.