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ERIC Number: EJ812701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Goldratt's Thinking Process Applied to the Problems Associated with Trained Employee Retention in a Highly Competitive Labor Market
Taylor, Lloyd J., III; Poyner, Ilene
Journal of European Industrial Training, v32 n7 p594-608 2008
Purpose: This study aims to investigate the problem of trained employee retention in a highly competitive labor market for a manufacturing facility in the oilfields of West Texas. Design/methodology/approach: This article examines how one manufacturing facility should be able to retain their trained employees by using the logic of Eliyahu M. Goldratt's thinking process. Findings: The thinking process underscores the importance of a systematic process of problem-solving by pinpointing the problem, determining a workable solution, and implementing the solution. By using this process, an organization would begin by looking for the underlying cause of the problem which produces undesirable effects (UDE) and develop a current reality tree highlighting these UDEs. Then the organization would develop a future reality tree which produces the desired effects. Research limitations/implications: The list of publications was not exhaustive and were all US publications, which might have limited its usefulness outside the USA. Practical implications: This paper is a useful source of ideas for training and retention of employees in a competitive labor market. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas