Fourth Issue: Internal
How should the company organize its labor and operations?
How should the company deal with global and national changes?
The company is efficient and reduces its operating costs. Employees
should be few but highly qualified. It should embrace change. For
example, Mirant has a small and efficient work force but compensates
(Strengths) The company becomes efficient and light, making it
more able to deal with change. Better efficiency means the company
produces more, earns more and can help more people.
much focus on change and efficiency can lead to more stressful lives.
People must face different bosses, changing procedures, high standards
(Solutions) The government
protects domestic labor by requiring the company to hire local technical
and administrative staff. For example, Mirant hires the best Filipino
workers, some of whom have come from abroad.
companies to hire majority of their labor from the country helps more
Filipinos. This could ease unemployment and develop the technical skills
and work ethic of citizens.
(Weaknesses) Making companies hire their
labor locally can lead to problems when the people are not qualified.
The country does not learn much foreign innovation.
The government conducts its business in places and through means that
benefit the people involved. For example, Mirant opens its plants in
good energy sources and welcomes companies to buy assets.
The companies and the communities work together to have mutual benefits
and create good opportunities. They could sustain their actions longer
because they get something good from it.
(Weaknesses) Sometimes, the
interests of the various companies can conflict with each other. The
goals of the company and the communities can be at odds with each other.
The state owns the business and controls operations. All workers are
Filipino and get good wages and benefits. Profit is reinvested in the
community and country. For example, Mirant gives back to the
(Strengths) The company helps the state and the citizens
better their lives by focusing on the workers. The country has more
money and skill because the company reinvests in the community.
By controlling the economy and giving workers same wages, the state
holds back people who want to set up own businesses or innovate through