Though this organization was successful, they were not successful enough to be in the stuck state they were in. The growth of the Levon Corporation should have been the primary focus of everyone in the company especially the management team. Even though bringing the project management consultant in to outline to the management team the importance of project management functionality was stubbornly agreed upon it proved to be the first and most important step in the company’s change process. The employees will feel their opinions are suggestions are valued as a result of the management team taking the time to hear out the consultant. The apprehension of the management team is understood because that is the culture; however, once the functionality is implemented and the management team sees the growth and positive change, the company will be more adapt to change.
Jamie Turner 1) How did Turner get himself into this particular predicament? There are many reasons behind the Turner’s current situation, first of all his sudden decision of changing the company, though the job offer was very good. The job role offered to him at MLI was different than his earlier, which he didn’t take into account. Every opportunity has some advantages and disadvantages, which turner didn’t analyze properly, moreover MLI was struggling financially. There was a lot of difference between Turner’s expectations (rather assumptions) from MLI and what actually happened after joining MLI, which was the result of Turner’s unconscious decision of taking job.
The IT team had the business team so confused during the meeting that they eventually just tuned out and IT never actually got to talking about how the new technology could be used for marketing and why it was a good idea. The next issue is the lack of integration between IT and business. Not only do they have problems communicating the points they are trying to get across in language that can be easily understood, but the business end feels as though IT does not know how to meet their goals. A good example of this is on page 76 where it is discussed that “IT people don’t even know some of our basic business functions” and “We don’t feel IT is contributing to creating new business value for Hefty.” Lastly it seems as though there is bad time management and planning on the IT end. I cannot be too harsh on this considering that many projects do not go as planned, on schedule or on budget but this did raise a red flag in the mini case.
During shift reports and company meetings, these things are discussed, but with a lack of caring, it was a lose-lose situation. I’ve witnessed that if they can fit in with the residents, it would make the job easier for them. They are more than likely to get by with just about anything without the resident going back and reporting it to management. You become careless to your job duties; and that’s exactly what happened with
People in such organizations operate in a “win-lose” framework and believe they must work against (rather than with) their peers to be noticed. An overly competitive culture can inhibit effectiveness by reducing cooperation and promoting unrealistic standards of performance (either too high or too low). I never had to compete with another engineer but sometimes you have to call on a senior engineer for help. You never want that person to out shine you in front of your customer. So you hope your problem isn’t so big that he has to come on
He doesn’t think that his staff is offering and contributing to their job as much as he does. As a brand manager of a group whose job is heavily involved with creativity, flexibility and thinking out of box, Simon’s management has created a punitive and mistrust atmosphere that prevents his staff from sharing their points of view and challenging new ideas just like Simon did when he was an assistant. Also, this downfall of his management style will eventually lead to lower job satisfaction rate of his staff. The pro of his style is that he catches the flaws at early stage, which is also a very valuable skill and can save company time and money. Simon’s personality type is a combination of Obsessive-Compulsive and Narcissistic Personality.
Compensation Hazem Alloush MRM531 - University of Phoenix Angela Nixon June 29, 2009 June 29, 2009 MEMO TO: Success Team FROM: Hazem Alloush Compensation Dear Success team, As most of you know that, many managers avoid giving feedback because they are not sure how to give it, and they fear a bad reaction. However, without feedback, individuals and teams do not get the information they need to improve their performance. Successful feedback must focus on three key dimensions: results, process and relationship. The feedback must increase results, use a clear process and lead to enhanced, rather than diminished, relationships. Choose when to give the feedback: If you are too angry or upset yourself, you will not be able to give the
Staying on the Same Page in Business Negotiations Pacific believed that other elements of the contract might be discussed, but that no dramatic changes would be expected. Because of Pacific’s lack of strategic planning, they wasted valuable time, money, emotional stress and energy. They also risked losing other opportunities that could have been more favorable for them. Adding to the problem was Pacific’s assumption that Reliant would sign a new contract quickly. Because of the time and money spent on traveling and negotiating back and forth, and the potential need for new technology development, which would be based on the contract’s outcome, Pacific Oil Company became increasingly desperate to
However, if everything came together appropriately, Goldstein could forcibly close the discount and earn an exceptional return when he has free reign over the fund’s strategy. Getting into this position is very difficult for an activist investor such as Goldstein because it required pleasing many parties with conflicting interests. Management of the funds would be reluctant to reduce the fund size in any way as it would cut into their annual fees. Shareholders were most interested in an effective return on their investments. And, investors in
These two were hired due to Simpson’s observation that none of the present supervisors have the training and insight to take on company problems. With the hiring of the two the company they started to suggest ideas that would improve on the company’s performance but after a certain period they began to take things fast which did not sit well on the knowledge of the senior supervisors. The ideas would be better if Rider and Green consulted with the supervisors, they were with the company for a longer time and their knowledge and experience should be involved along with the new ideas Rider and Green