Managing Employee Performance

In most of the manufacturing units, the production supervisor has the responsibility of finishing the production in time. He should follow the schedules he received from his superiors or planning department in order to ensure maximum production in his shift. At the same time, unforeseen problems may occur at the time of production. For example, some of the employees might be absent, some of the pieces of machinery faced breakdowns or some of the other departments linked with the production have not performed well. In all such circumstances, the employees will contact the production supervisor for the advice and instructions. For example, if some of the employees absent in a particular shift, it is difficult for the employees to present to finish the jobs in time. Under such circumstances, the supervisor might be forced to ask the employees to stay back for another shift more in order to finish the works. At the same time, employees might express displeasure over continuing their duties after the scheduled time even if they are getting the overtime allowances. Under such circumstances, the management abilities of the production supervisor will be severely tested.
Macky, (2008) has mentioned that in situations where pressures to work longer hours are higher, employees feel overloaded and likely to experience greater dissatisfaction with their jobs which may result in higher stress and fatigue, and greater work-life imbalance (Macky, 2008). It is important for the organization that the employees work with 100% satisfaction in order to perform well. Such satisfaction depends on the management capabilities of the supervisor. &nbsp.Employees under stress or bad health condition may underperform in an organization which will adversely affect an organization, especially manufacturing organization. It is important that all the employees perform equally well in order to ensure the maximum final output. If one of the employees slows down the works, it can affect the entire production activities of the unit.

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