He could have talked it out with Jan before getting so upset with each other about each one saying something that they did not want said to anyone other than their selves. They should have taken responsibility for their thought, feelings, and issues when they talked about what was said to each other. 2. How do you perceive Jan’s effort to convince Ken to forgive her? Based on what you have learned in this chapter, suggest two ways she might more effectively seek Ken’s forgiveness.
2. Newcombe should have handled the situation by listening to both sides of Johnson and Braxton first. Johnson has his own reasons why he didn’t show up to work the following day after having a meeting with Braxton and Newcombe should have a conversation with Johnson first before listening to Braxton. Same thing for Braxton. Newcombe should listen to Braxton about why he can’t raise salaries to Johnson first before listening to Johnson’s point of view.
Ted and Frank want to fire Sarah immediately. This is not a good idea as Sarah, with her personal limitation, has kept many undocumented Airtex’s financial and operational information. It should be wiser that Ted and Frank continue to employ Sarah and hire another accountant to share with her. This would help new owners take advantage of Sarah’s experiences and give the new accountant time to learn more about the company. Ted and Frank should document a proper working procedure for each department to make sure every involving activity is controlled.
The Maxxo brothers apart of the board of directors didn’t want that for his loyal employees. AgroVate refused Pearson’s offer and secretly conspired with Stopper a larger company about merging with them. Can the AgroVate board legally adopt defensive measures against Bijoux? I am not sure but I think AgroVate can adopt a defensive measure against Bijoux. For AgroVate to be able to adopt a defensive measure the board first has to have reasonable grounds for believing that a danger to corporate effectiveness existed.
c. Scott Sullivan – The fact that Mr. Sullivan asked Cynthia and team to hold off on reporting their findings and that he would take care of it next quarter leads me to believe he knew what was going on all along. I believe that Scott really thought that he could take care of it next quarter, shifting funds or firing Cynthia and her team, had Cynthia had taken his advice and held off she may have found herself and her team on the chopping block and facing federal charges. 2. Using some sort of graphic, Compare and contrast Cynthia Cooper’s actions with IIA guidance. Where did Cynthia violate IIA ethical standards?
The last symptom of groupthink in this case study happened when the all members of the group decide to turn in the assignment despite their earlier feelings and attitudes. The outcome is that the group gets a C- instead of the A they thought they would be getting because their group “leader” laughed off the concern of a new group member. The fact the two new members did not voice their opinion earlier due to groupthink may have cost the group a better grade. 2. The specific examples in this case study that exemplify these symptoms are how that Tom, Susie, and Richard all formed a plan without the consideration or input from the two new members of the group – Mark and Betty.
• “Hanging Colby was doubtless against the law, and if the authorities learned in advance what the plan was they would very likely come in and try to mess everything up.” • “Colby said he thought drinks would be nice but was worried about the expense. We told him kindly that the expense didn't matter, that we were after all his dear friends and if a group of his dear friends couldn't get together and do the thing with a little bit of éclat, why, what was the world coming to?” • “…because if the hanging was being rained on he thought it would look kind of dismal.” • Find three other examples of irony on your own and explain why they’re ironic. 3. Define “euphemism.” Identify one example of a euphemism in the story. 4.
He had an epiphany of sorts in which he describes his new hires and employees as soldiers simply carrying out his orders. People were unable to handle more responsibility no matter how capable the seemed. He handled virtually all of the decision making; from the floor to the books, to the marketing. Stayer was becoming ‘fed up with the business.’ 2. How did he make the change to the new style that he developed?
The problem first became present when the suggestion to meet before class had been given and Mike “balked”. Christine should have addressed it immediately. By addressing the issue from the beginning she could have increased Mike’s accountability by making individual performance expectations clear and specific. This low enthusiasm from Mike could have also been a result of Mike feeling Christine had poor team organization. It is important for Christine to realize that every team will go through the stages of team development.
Losing Olds was a definite blow to Palmer’s team of accountants. However, one step that Palmer could have taken to avoid the situation is to never have agreed to the terms set forth by Crosby in the first place. He could have also opened up the lines of communication between all parties to decide if the splitting of shifts would work for Olds work life and home life. Additional conversations outside of the one that Palmer had with Crosby should have also taken place to make sure that all parties were on the same page the entire time. Knowing the employees preference in terms of workload is also important.