During the course of the bidding process, it became evident that Mr. Larsen had an ulterior motive for selecting Mr. Allison. Mr. Larsen was accustomed to making unethical business decisions and wanted to select someone who could be easily managed and persuaded. This analysis identifies and discusses the technical, ethical, legal, contractual and project management issues Gary Allison faced as Project Manager of the Orion Shield Project. Mr. Allison’s inexperience became evident when he spent the majority of his time doing research rather than properly managing his resources. Cost overruns and delays with project milestones were the direct result of Mr. Larsen and Gary Allison’s inability to effectively manage the project.
A restructure was needed because of the environment shifts (market), the Technology changes and the Organizations grow. But, C&B’s was an Impulsive firm with an Stagnant bureaucracy typical from Headless giants. The industry was also in “change process” that was affecting C&B’s business. There was: * Declining margins of traditional products; * More specialized and complex products; * More sophisticated customers; * Shift in power balance from generalists to specialists; * Customers need more expert advice on esoteric products; * Ken Winston, the regional sales manager for the Boston office of Campbell and Bailyn (C & B) along with his upper management Team created the Key Account Team (KAT) to increase the amount of specialization in the area of product knowledge. KAT was also created to help the customers to get more in depth technical advices on specific issues.
1. What problems does Erik Peterson face To address the main problem Erik Peterson is inexperienced and this shows in his incapacity to handle various situations in the case. He lacks the support of the upper management (Jenkins and Hardy), and does not reach out for help among his peers( Green,Cantor) He also has to face insubordination,Curt Andrew being the prime accused in this case. He also faces the Turn on Deadline 2. What are the underlying causes of these problems (offer at least one reason)?
However, Mr. Stockwell’s issues involve his own staff and other divisions of the company. Mr. Stockwell was not successful in delegating authority to his subordinates. Additionally, his subordinates would often as him for permissions, but he acted harshly towards those who showed individuality. Mr. Stockwell did not have strong interpersonal skills,
Though John had sympathy for the family pressures she was facing, but her unpleasant behavior was affecting the efficiency of the entire team and the organization. On the other hand, Andy another employee with CES and a team member for the waste management committee, made it worse by creating negativity in the mind of Vincent on the very first day of his office. Vincent resigned his earlier job because of the internal politics and did not want the same issues again. Vincent tough tried in altering Gwen’s job description but knew she won’t be satisfied with that too. John’s inability to anticipate issues and take up steps to resolve the conflict arising due to the Vincent’s presence is harming the output of the organization.
Gary struggles to balance his administrative and technical roles, not keeping track of everything going on in all aspects of the project due to insufficient planning, and also lack of communication. Solutions are provided for three of the issues, unethical behavior promoted by Henry Larsen, communication and planning/organization. Gary Allison is also given a critique on his job as the project manager. Introduction In project management, many challenges can occur during a project. It is up to the project manager to make sure all processes and knowledge areas are covered and organized.
Poor decision making in the workplace can be contributed to several factors to include; not realizing when and why one needs to make a decision; failure to remember goals. According to Business Law, “while confidence is a personal trait essential to success, overconfidence or over optimism is one of the most common reasons for bad decisions.” Failure to understand an issue and failure to commit resources and act on the decision that was made is also a common characteristic of a poor decision maker. Within the workplace most managers are paid to make decisions that will have a great effect on the company and the employees, but most managers are Decision Making and Ethical Behavior 2 unable to make those decisions that are ethical and sound decisions
The low productivity by the end of the case was caused by the lack of a structure during meetings and failure to create an agenda. In addition to the unstructured meetings, there was a lot of conflict within the team, most notably between Dana and Sasha. They had conflicting opinions and ways of working and this led to animosity between them. There were also some disagreements during team meetings. An underlying cause of the team conflict was the communication differences within the team.
I quickly learned that presuming is not a good idea, with what I expected of the Island and my superior. Although, Alex was my supervisor this happened because he was also the receptionists, which also caught me off guard. Furthermore, this mean we are short handed on staff. We have no help or may not have the resources to acquire the extra help; I am not sure which one it is yet or it may be
Or they rush to finish the assignment and it turns out poorer quality then it would have been had they done the work on time instead of waiting. It not only affects the quality of the work but the end grade. Not all teachers and or professors are willing to allow students to do extra credit to make up for a grade that was poor due to the student’s lack of motivation to follow the original instructions and do it on time. Which is why for students procrastination is a bad idea. Another reason procrastination is bad is when it affects more than just one person.