Manpower Planning

Topics: Lawn, Gardening, Garden Pages: 5 (547 words) Published: December 19, 2013
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Human Resource Management
Manpower estimation of gardening staff at MDI

PGPM (2013-15)

Section C, Group 8
13P128 Areeb Shaarique
13P138 Shreyas Desai
13P147 Karthic Subramanian
13P157 Raghavendra Sridhar
13P167 Shivam Atri
13P177 Tarun Gupta

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Acknowledgment
We would like to thank the gardeners and their in-charge for providing us all the desirable data and the guard for facilitating our communication with the gardening staff. We would also like to thank Prof. C. P. Shrimali for his teaching and guidance. It has been an immense learning experience for us.

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Steps Used in manpower planning






Analyzing the current manpower plan
Reviewing utilization
Finding out current demand
Finding out future supply
Finally developing a manpower plan

The MDI campus is lush green and has a dedicated area for various indoor sports and leisure activities . Each leisure area requires a dedicated gardener and each such garden/lawn requires manpower planning to estimate the number of gardeners required in the area.

We analyzed the number of gardeners required to man the gardens of MDI. After a thorough analysis we concluded that the present number of Gardeners are somewhat overstaffed. The staffing is more appropriate during monsoon and rainy season when there is an overgrowth of grass. In other seasons the number of gardeners required is lesser.

We interviewed a number of gardeners to ascertain their working habits and methodologies. The findings are documented below:

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5.

Primary job:
Trimming grasses pruning bushes
Secondary jobs:
Keeping the bushes and the plantation in order
Soil upkeep and enrichment
Cleanliness of the gardens and lawns
Pesticide spraying
New plantation and expansion of green area

Primary analysis results:
1. Gardeners are normally late and they also are not in their full capacity. At any given time not all the gardeners employed are present. 2. Working hours: 40 hours a week 5 days.
3. Overtime, if required is taken cared of.
4. All the gardeners have one supervisor whom they report to.

5. Few gardeners are cross skilled and may work accross domains 6. Each gardener has the same salary which is around 6500 Per month

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The gardens are of three types according to their function:
1. Sport grounds- 2 namely Golf Course and Football grounds
2. Utility Lawns- 3 namely the Nalanda Greens, the lawn near CM/Odyssey and Library Greens
3. Leisure lawns- 5 namely the lawns near Lakshya, the lawn inside Scholar’s Building, Director’s Bungalow and the Staff Quarters and the lawns at the main gate
Garden/ Lawn

Approx. Man

Number of

Golf Course
Football ground

hours/day Reqd.
26
22

Gardeners Reqd.
4.5
3.5

Library Greens
Nalanda Greens

21
9

3
2

Lawns at main gate

21

3

Lawns near CM/
Odyssey
Lawns near Lakshya

14

2.5

3

0.5

Lawn
inside
Scholars
Director’s
Bungalow
Lawns near Staff
Quarters

8

1.5

6

1

10

1.5

Cost analysis
We estimated that the manpower planning be done according to the seasonal variations. During off seasons the cross skilled gardeners can be accommodated in other works whereas during on season these same gardeners can be taken back into the gardening work. In this way MDI can optimise the utilization of each gardener even better.

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Recommendations
We recommend a change in the number of gardeners required as we promote cross skilling of gardeners and each gardener would be then better utilized, the number we came up with was 23 gardeners. The current number of gardeners present are 24 gardeners.

Thus, the final number according to us comes out to be 23 gardeners.

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