Why do you think Freescale focuses on metrics? Why don’t more organizations follow its approach?
Answer: Metrics allow for accountability and accurate record keeping. Freescale focuses on metrics for employee retention, which can be very expensive for a company to replace human capital when an experienced employee leaves the company. Some organizations do not share information and do not communicate therefore they are more likely to lose good employees as well as customers. Freescale has discovered that in order to have the right people at the right time to do the right job, it need an extensive and elaborate set of metrics to manage 24000 employees in 30 countries”. By focusing on metrics and set ing metrics, organization will know what they need form employees and for what. To set metrics for any organization require lot of data, collecting and maintain of past data is very difficult. So many organizations don’t follow this approach.
Freescale focuses on metrics mainly due to the nature of the organization to get the best required results. Sometimes by having another liaison handle issues without the perspective knowledge it can be a risk to the overall success of that system. Due to the overall size and extreme volume of Freescale it would be in the best interest of the organization to have different levels of control. Freescale is based over 30 countries which would mean not only would culture values have to measure but possibly even the workforce would have to be as well. Many organizations feel that their size does not justify using the metrics system and deem it useless toward their organization success. I can agree to a extent but feel that to some degree the knowledge and know-how should be present.
1. As a manager, would you want to be accountable for the acquisitions and retention of employees you super vise? Why or why not?
Yes, I would like to be accountable for employees I
have acquired myself. This give me more space to