This case study demonstrates how an ineffective leader can bring a successful company to its knees. This management report will analyse the characteristics and style of Peter Meyers’ leadership that played a role in the demise of JJ Meyers Confectionary Company. Successful growth organisations have a strategic approach including a mission and vision statement guiding company direction. It is apparent that there was no obvious strategic plan in place. These key issues were instrumental in JJ Meyers collapsing. Our group has developed an implementation plan to enable JJ Meyers to rebuild.
Table of Contents
| Page |
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY | 2 |
TABLE OF CONTENTS | 3 |
1 INTRODUCTION | 4 |
2 KEY ISSUES | 4 |
2.1 Leadership Style & Personality Traits | 4 |
2.2 Organisational Strategy | 6 |
3 SUB-ISSUES | 8 |
3.1 Product Quality | 8 |
3.2 Communication/Conflict | 8 |
3.3 Employee Morale | 9 |
4 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS | 9 |
5 PREFERRED SOLUTION AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
| 10 |
5.1 Engage External Consultants | 10 |
5.1.1 Change Management Administrator Recruited | 10 |
5.1.2 Financial Advisor Recruited | 10 |
5.1.3 Implementation Plan | 10 |
6 CONCLUSION | 12 |
7 APPENDICES | 14 |
JJ Meyers was a confectionary company producing a wide range of quality sugar based products distributed mostly through supermarkets and gas stations. The company was characterized by a democratic and participative leader in Jerry Meyers. He involved his senior management team as well as his employees in decisions that affected the growth and future of the business. Employees demonstrated high levels of self-efficacy as their opinions and input were valued and rewarded by Jerry Meyers.
Following a change in leadership, serious problems emerged and the 30 year old family business rapidly collapsed. Peter Meyers was installed as the CEO by his father Jerry Meyers, and although he is...