Step 1

April 25, 2019 Critical Thinking

Step 1: Methods
a. Observations
Observations will be made to see how the staff interacts with each other and their clients in their different departments. This will be done in hopes to see where the breakdowns in communication and problems in work procedures and protocols occur.
b. Interviews
Each employee will be interviewed one-on-one and/or in groups by their respective departments. This will be done in order to shed light on the issues that have been brought attention to the company and ask for their opinions on the issues and how they would resolve them.
c. Surveys
To gather information from those who are associated with the company, and to have specific cases that would give probability to the proposed actions to solve the problems, employees along with clients serviced from the past 12 months will be asked to take a survey.

Step 2A: Surveys
Employees:
i. Are you being compensated and allowed the benefits that were mentioned in your contract?
This is asked in order to determine the compensation of the employee which can be the cause of distraction.
ii. Is there any process of account review in the company?
This is asked to identify the areas in which management is strong and/or weak, when it comes to the accounts of the employees, clients and management itself.
iii. What would you change to make the work environment more pleasurable and boost moral?
This question will give the employees a sense of belonging and help find relevant solutions that’ll make the work environment more productive.

Clients:
i. On a scale from 0-10 (10 being the highest), are you satisfied with the Roanoke Branch team and the services provided to you?
This is asked to determine if the company’s work output is up to the clients’ standards and if they are receiving what was promised in their contracts with the company.
ii. Do you know anything of the current situation within the company? If yes, kindly state the situation in brief.
This is asked to know if the clients are sensitive to the internal situation of the company.
iii. Would you recommend us to others? Why or why not?
This is asked to find out what is most preferred by our clients and where we need to improve. I also want to find out if our clients would tell others about us, and if not, what we can do to change that.