Mitchell Gold

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The humanistic perspective applies that "the idea that truly effective control comes from within the individual worker rather than from strict, authoritarian control. A movement in management satisfaction of employees basic needs as the key to increased worker productivity." So therefore this applies to MG & BW's treatment of employees by offering full benefits to employees as well as generous benefits to employees spouses, partners & family members. They also cater for employees further by building a health-conscious café, a gym & indoor walking track as well as first on site daycare to ever exist in the furniture industry. College scholarships are also awarded annually to the employees children as well.

2. MG & BW's approach to management reflect thinking about open systems & contingencies because, they have shown as well as proved that practicing being an open system as well as contingencies have deemed the company to become successful. It is understood that "open systems must interact with the environment to survive" therefore Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams took this to perspective and practiced it in order to become a better organization. They also practiced the contingency view within the organization by understanding that what may work in one setting may not work in another.

3. MG & BW practice total quality management by guaranteeing comfort to customers, minimizing costs to ensure price points represent understandable value to customers, sincerely treating all customers as we want to be treated as well as manufacturing products in a way that preserves our rich environment for future generations. They also practiced TQM by creating the same styling that customers would want in their homes, that being ; inviting, warm & an oasis of quiet & calm & by also enforcing rigorous standards for quality materials and quality control to achieve no returns and real…...

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