A legacy of the Triangle Fire described in Flesh and Blood So Cheap was the call for laws to protect workers’
rights. Writing multiple paragraphs answer the following questions:
What evidence is there that the health and safety of workers were not adequately protected at the Triangle
Why is it necessary for the government to protect the health and safety of workers?
Begin with a clear thesis statement.
Support your writing with evidence and inferences drawn from the text.
Resilience comparison: How did New York remain resilient during the fire in 1911 and then again with the
attacks of the twin towers? What can we learn from their resilience?
Marimekko and expanding the company internationally or starting to train a successor to take over her management role in the company so she can retire (Mitchell 11). Kirsti is dependable and reliable, a perfect control quadrant leader. But due to her micromanaging she doesn’t necessarily teach her workers. She informs her workers of what they’re supposed to do and is helpful (CVA). But, no one knows how to run the company or organize the different aspects of the product making like Paakkanen due to her lack of hands-on training of her employees. So, at this point in her career, she does not have a successor, who she would be comfortable leaving the company with, so she feels that she should not retire (Mitchell 11). This is completely fine since she has worked so hard to optimize the company and wants to continue to do so, but if something were to happen to her, she has no one to fill her shoes due to her control personality. On the other hand, if she chooses to stay and expand, she faces a few challenges. The company has a strong sense of their Finnish brand image, which could potentially be lost by expanding internationally. Plus, Paakkanen would not have as much control over the branches internationally, which is not how she tends to work. She loses control over aspects such as distribution or manufacturing (Mitchell 10). This could cause conflict among different subsidiaries internationally, which would hurt the company. Also, there may be a lack of demand for this type of unique design that Marimekko offers (Mitchell 10). If they expand internationally, people may not understand or appreciate the company’s designs and the market could fall short. Lastly, if she continues to stay and expand with the company, she is still the only one in charge. Yes, she brings success, but others must learn to take on some of her roles in the company or some sort of hierarchy must be enforced. This will benefit the company and Paakkanen down the road when she is forced to retire and no one will fill her shoes. This becomes even more complicated when involved the international expansion. Two key concepts that are affecting the company include team norms and elements of diversity, or lack thereof. Teams norms are influencing Paakkanen’s current issue of being able to retire. As a red quadrant manager, Paakkanen is a micromanager. She oversees every aspect of the company; there is no one else that does all the roles that she does (Mitchell 9). Yes, there are project leaders who designers must answer to, but they do not manage any other aspect of the company. Plus, these team leaders are nowhere near qualified to run the company in the same manner that Paakkanen does. Since the entire company is so used to being managed solely by Paakkanen, it would be against their status quo to begin to look to someone else for all their direction (Hackman 248). This issue also adds to their work being all about the process (CVA 10). They have fallen into a pattern of everyone doing their tasks and calling it a day. They do put out their best work, but it has become repetitive. They could fall flat if they continue with their team norms. Paakkanen may think that without hierarchy, the team functions well but sometimes rebuilding a company without set structure can back-fire (Hack>GET ANSWER