Posted: April 17th, 2017
Alex was sent to Beijing to help local managers solve the problem of growing worker dissatisfaction at their manufacturing facility located in the city. As part of his visit, he decided to have a town hall meeting with the workers to understand the problems that they were facing and the reasons for their discontent. The turnout at the meeting was substantial; however, when asked for their opinions and suggestions, the crowd fell silent. As a result, Alex was unable to determine the reason for employee dissatisfaction. Which of the following, if true, best explains this situation?
The employees are genuinely concerned about improving their lot.
A small portion of the workers at the facility belong to the Baby Boomers generation.
Alex was sent to Beijing as he was one of the few employees conversant in the local language.
There is an unequal distribution of power in the company.
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