The factors that have the strongest influence over work behaviors consist of four categories: Job performance, Organizational Citizenship Behaviors, Absenteeism, and Turnover. Four factors also influence the case of SAS Institute.
Firstly, job performance at SAS Institute is giving opportunities for all employees to consider a new exciting project. And company try to take off an obstacle for employees, for example, machine, rules, and conferences. These obstacles will interrupt for the effective and motivative works. Therefore, SAS Institute makes an effort to remove negative aspects. Secondly, SAS have organizational citizenship behaviors for workers. In general, when company performance is decreasing, the company will consider reducing costs and the numbers of employees. However, SAS institutes did not cut the begets and salaries. SAS maintained the environment even in not only positive but also negative performances in the company. Also, the CEO announced that they never dismiss employees from work. A CEO believes that the company performances will be rewarded by employees’ loyalty and success in the whole business. Thirdly, SAS has a good environment for absenteeism. The company aims to take away all complain about stress and employee’s life. There is a playing place to maintain employees’ health and healthcare. There are sports facilities that employees can use. Employees enjoy swimming, playing tennis, basketball, and racket ball. They will relieve stress through sports. In addition, SAS gives a free healthcare program, and it covers for the employees’ families. SAS has a system to take care of employees who is an illness. They can get leave to depend on the disease degree. SAS facilitated to go back to the home after an affordable working time. SAS members do not get over works. Finally, the turnover at SAS is lower than others. The average turnover is 20%. On the other hand, the turnover at SAS is less of 4%. Employees enjoy working and have come to stay in the company.
I agree with the SAS effort. In my country, it is a turning point to change the working style. Until now, the company focused on hard working. Therefore, employees overworked every day, and they hesitated to go back to their home in a closing hour. However, our government decided to change the working style. Our government regards that the quality of work is not the length of working time but the quality of tasks. It is called work-life balance in my country. Recently, in my company, the number of younger generation is decreasing. On the contrary, the number of retirement generations is increasing. Therefore, the government made a plan to make sure of enough numbers of workers. The target is women and retired workers. If they continue to work in the company, for example, after the marriage or retirement, the company will run effectively. The company has to change the stereotype working style to achieve a goal. And they have to consider a suitable working case based on personal style. I think that SAS is a good example for our companies to find the effective working style
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