Electronics Case Essay

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Questions: 1. Do you really think that Voltamp needed to be reorganized into decentralized, autonomous product divisions? Explain. 2. A potentially destructive competitive (internally) environment exists at Voltamp. Clearly, the Magnetic Materials Section and the Audio Product Sections do not agree with one another's current position. a. Identify and describe the nature of this problem. Be sure to explicitly reveal the position of both product groups. b. Is there anything Voltamp could or should have done to prevent the competitive disagreement, or, is it only logical that decentralized (SBU’s) will have such problems? Is internal competition a good thing? Explain. 3. Do you think Carter and Grant will resolve their differences by themselves? Why or Why not? Explain. Be sure to read between the lines of the case. a. Should Carter and Grant resolve this problem primarily by themselves? b. Who (Carter or Grant) do you think has made the best overall argument in the case and why? Again, be sure to read between the lines of the case. c. How do you think the conflict should be resolved? Clearly indicate how you think "TGW" should be handled and who should take charge of it. Be sure to be thorough in providing a multifaceted solution. Note, you should be trying to provide a solution that would get support from both Carter and Grant by thinking in terms of what it would take to get both to reach an agreement. Identify the compromises both individuals would need to make. d. If entrepreneurial and creative activities are viewed as very important by Voltamp's top management, what actions need to be taken now to ensure such activities will be pursued by the various strategic business units (SBUs) and their employees at Voltamp? · NOTE: Up to 8 typed pages (double spaced) may be used for the case analysis. Special Note: Be sure to think creatively and outside
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