Characteristics Of Harley Davidson

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Describe the organization you have chosen. Please include the name and a short description of the organization. Harley-Davidson, Inc. (H-D) has been manufacturing motorcycles for 113 years. The company was founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson. They are well known for manufacturing heavyweight motorcycles and have approximately 50% of the U.S. market share. Their motorcycles are recognizable from their paint jobs, craftsmanship, and signature choppy sounding engine. This company has survived many bad times of our economic, such as the Great Depression and the recent recession in 2009. The company also survived a period of poor quality control and competition from Japanese manufacturers…show more content…
One of the strategic that they used was to empower their employees. “Empowering workers with the sense that everything they did made a real difference to the success or failure of the company” (McCaslin, 2008). When employees feel that they have power to make decision within the organization it gives them a feeling of ownership, they tend to relate more towards the organization that they working for. According to their CEO, it has certainly proved to be a successful strategy so far. Describe the current state of the organization’s workforce dynamic. Is its working force growing? When it comes to workface dynamic has the one of the best in the country. They love to empower their employees and Job rotations. By using the job rotation strategy they get more from their workforce because they could be uses in many positions, which give managers more flexibility. According to their mow CEO, Matthew S. Levatich, they demonstrate behaviors throughout the organization that exemplify integrity, accountability, diversity, teamwork and creativity. In 2014 they had 5800 employees, now according to Forbes magazine, they have 6300 employees. What are some of the workforce trends that this organization needs to address? What similar organization can be used as bench…show more content…
Because according to the Forbes magazine they are ranked #21 as best employer in the world. One of the main reason why they are ranked on that list because they way that they invest in their employees, Harley Davison loves to develop their employees. But if you have to bench mark off others companies you must use the top companies on the list, such as Google, Casco wholesale and Marathon Petroleum. According to the Fortune magazine, Google has been on the list for 10 years with this being its seventh time at No. 1, one of the main reason is because they offer “from three prepared organic meals a day to unlimited snacks, artisan coffee and tea to free personal-fitness classes, health clinics, on-site oil changes, haircuts, spa truck, bike-repair truck, nap pods, free on-site laundry rooms, and subsidized wash and fold” ( Nayan, 2016). I believe if Harley Davison wants to improve productivity or motivate their employees more, they should take a look at what google is
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