UPSC Mains practice question 09th February 2018
Q: A private company is known for efficiency,transparency and employee welfare. The company though owed by a private individual has a cooperative character where employees feel a sense of ownership. The company employs nearly 700 personnel and they have voluntarily decided not to form union.
One day suddenly in the morning ,about 40 men belonging to political party gate crashed into the factory demanding jobs in the factory.They threatened the management and employees , and also used foul language. The employees feel demoralised. It was clear that those people who gate crashed wanted to be on the payroll of the company as well as continue as the volunteers/members of the party.
The company maintains high standards in integrity and does not extend favours to civil administration that also includes law enforcement agency. Such incident occur in public sector also.
a) Assume you are the CEO of the company. What would you do to diffuse the volatile situation on the date of gate crashing with the violent mob sitting inside the company premises?
b) What can be the longterm solution to the issue discussed in the case?
c) Every solution/ action that you suggest will have a negative and a positive impact on you as CEO,the employees and the performance of the employees.
Analyse the consequences of each of your suggested actions. (250w)