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Riordan Manufacturing
RUNNING HEAD: Critical Analysis of Motivation & Rewards Solutions

Critical Analysis of Motivation & Rewards Solutions
Riordan Manufacturing
University of Phoenix
MBA530 Human Capital Development
April 11, 2007
The following paper will provide a brief background explanation detailing some of the issues found in the Manufacture.  There will a series of three possible solutions identified for Riordan where one will be officially chosen.  A brief description of the chosen strategy and solutions will then be detailed to provide a better understanding as to why the solution was the best fit for the company.  The paper will proceed with an elaboration of each Riordan department experiencing problems and how the chosen strategy solutions will benefit and help it succeed.  To finalize this paper, there will be a recap of the issues facing the company and the effectiveness of the strategy chosen to solve them.  
Riordan Manufacturing is a successful plastics manufacturing organization operating for at least a decade.  Riordan has been very successful, but for the past couple of years the company has seen a decline in sales and profitability.  Also employee morale and retention have also become a huge issue for Riordan.  In order to develop a strategy to address Riordan's problems, the company must identify the problems and opportunities that are present.  Riordan Manufacturing's should develop and have an open discussion for alternative solutions to help the company find issue resolution and provide focus on available opportunities.  There are five main problems Riordan should be aware of:
? Decline in sales and uneven profits.
? Poor morale an ...
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Ethics of Outsourcing

What is ethics and how is it related to today's world of business? Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines ethics as "the discipline dealing with what is good and bad with moral duty and obligation." In today's globalized society, it seems as though monetary profits are valued higher than making ethical decisions. Outsourcing has become an unavoidable result of globalization. From General Motors to IBM, we can experience the effect of outsourcing in many different sectors of our lives. Outsourcing has brought many economic advantages, and it has greatly enhanced productivity and growth of industries across countries. However, despite such benefits, outsourcing also generated a variety of social, political, economic and cultural issues for the outsourcing receivers and the outsourcing providers. The consequences of outsourcing experienced in America are considered to be unethical as it damages local labor market, and offers hardly any practical solution to address the unemployment issues.
Outsourcing raises an ethical issue, as so many blue collar workers, as well as well-educated white collar workers in the US have lost their jobs due to outsourcing. Especially, many who work in the field of technologically advanced services and software were exchanged for the workers in poorer countries for cheaper labor costs. Many of the multinational companies moved their manufacturing sectors to Mexico, China, or India. According to the article, "The Battle Over Outsourcing" (2004) by Bob Davis, et al. illustrates that many of the software programming work has been relocated to India over the years. Offshore outsourcing started with low-income jobs such as call center operators, and spread to high-paid computer system engine ...

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