February 22, 2016
Managers have several viewpoints that they use to help them in the decision process of leading an organization. As to which viewpoint, the manager chooses is dependent on how he or she wants to lead the group. That being said there are several viewpoints such as evolving, classical, behavioral, quantitative, systems, contingency, and quality management. Each of these viewpoints helps a manager to make rational decision making. The one that most stood out is the contingency viewpoint: viewpoint there is no one standard management practice, but it’s dependent on any given situation.
Contingency view focuses on the management’s ability to achieve a good fit with its employees and environmental circumstances by looking at several of multiple solutions to solving the problem. Managers can determine how or what is best in the current situation to get employees to be more productive. To get employees to be more productive, by using the contingency viewpoint managers are offering employees incentives. These incentives could range from money, gift cards, health plans, or even larger incentives. Employees tend to work harder when they know that there is a reward waiting for them. Incentives tend to make happier employees thus producing productive employees.
Netflix, for instance, offers substantial incentives to their employees to hiring people who are “fully formed adults” (Management, Ch.2, pg. 59). These are employees who put the company first and set high standards of performance. These employees can decide as to when they take time off work, enforce their travel policies and their expenses as well. Netflix treats their salary employees as fully formed adults. This type of contingency viewpoint allows employees to make informed decisions based on them giving their best performance when they are at work and putting the company first. Employees who are…