Effects of strategic management and labour unions in organizational productivity for the South African broadcasting corporation
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The relationship between strategic management and labour unions has proven to be significant towards organisational productivity. This relationship has the power of influencing the employees positively or negatively depending on its nature. For this reason, Labour Relations Acts are instumental in shaping the relationship between strategic management, labour unions and employees. On their part, labour unions form an integral part in the employment sphere and towards the goal of achieving equality and democratization in the workplace. The basic function of Labour Unions is to represent members in the workplace by advancing their interests through collective bargaining and strategic management processes in order to maintain good industrial relations and to promote efficiency. Ineffective collective bargaining due to lack of good faith affects organisational productivity, employee morale and trust in labour union leaders. The paper examines these ideas within the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to determine the extent of the relationship between strategic management and labour unions as well as its role in organisational productivity. It holds that strategic management tools reduce employee strike action and increase job satisfaction. the paper recommends that measures be devised to strengthen strategic management and labour unions in order to enhance organisational productivity at the SABC, specifically, and in such other public sector organizations, in general.