Ivey Publishing
Kyle Evans at Ruffian Apparel: Staffing a Retail Establishment
Product Number:
9B09C008
Publication Date:
01/27/2010
Length:
11 pages (9 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Gen Exp)
Source:
Ivey
Ruffian Kelowna, one of 19 British Columbia Ruffian Apparel locations, is underperforming. Recent management turnover and low unemployment in the region have left Kelowna short-staffed and in need of a new store manager to take over for the interim manager. Both sales and performance results are far below acceptable levels, and the store appears to be floundering. The newly hired B.C. regional manager for Ruffian Apparel is looking into the problem and needs to report back to Vancouver with his recommendations. This case can be used to demonstrate how different theories of motivation might apply to goal-setting and compensation plans. The case illustrates how an inappropriate or poorly structured compensation plan and motivational goals can lead to ineffective and detrimental results. Students who immediately attribute the problems of the case to the lack of a store manager will fail to explore the potential for increasing employee motivation and productivity across the board.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Organizational Behaviour/Leadership
Industries:
Retail Trade
Setting:
Canada, 2007
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
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