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Just Desserts LTD has grown rapidly recently, and Martha Barnes, who runs the business, is reluctant to delegate authority meaning the workforce is growing but their are not any new managers. This will create a flat organisational structure with wide spans of control for each manager. Therefore there will be a large workload for each person. It says that some of the managers are over-worked. If they won't delegate any authority they will need to recruit some new managers as over-worked will not be motivated and their output will not be as high as it could be. Martha is inflexible about training her current staff. This is likely to demotivate staff as they will be working with the company and not progressing. Demotivated staff are likely to have a negative effect on the effectiveness of the workforce instead of a positive one and this could in turn affect the whole business if she does not motivate the staff the quality of their output could drop and that would in turn affect the businesses name as they emphasise that they are good quality. Another thing is that Just Desserts is cash position has gotten worse not improved and instead of improving their current staff they are just going to get new staff so the staffs may start to worry about their job security.
However this could be good because they can get new staff with skills that their staff currently don’t have. If they employ the right people as they seem to be adamant to do, they may employ the right type of person who will uplift the workforce and may be able to motivate staff.
To summarise then I think that recruiting is not the best option because it is likely to demotivate staff also their cash position is getting worse not better the recruiting cost will is not worth it considering the fact that instead of better their staff they are just getting new…...

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