The manager at a construction site observes that he is spending a great deal of time interviewing prospective employees. This is due to the large amount of absenteeism and turnover among his skilled ...
... workers. While questioning exiting employees, he discovers that many of them quit because they feel the work place is too dangerous. In particular, several foremen have stated that the need to get the job done quickly is more important than a few rules, and have gone as far as to mock the courage of workers who question this attitude. What is the best way for the manager to control the deviant behavior of the foremen?
A. Ordering the foremen to conform with the required safety standards
B. Finding out why the foremen place a greater importance on finishing the job than on safety
C. Firing the foremen and promoting new foremen from the current pool of workers
D. Taking over the work of the foreman himself
The answer is B. The manager needs to find out why the foremen are forgoing safety measures and implement changes to make the enviroment more safe and to keep employee turnover to a minimum.
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