As Albanese was trying to set new pricing and purchasing standard across regions, new procedures could not make changes efficiently. She intended to implement her plan before the peak holiday season because she thought that this policy would help company to standardize operations and maintain the quality of products in time. However, it turned out that the way she implemented procedures was kind of forcing the regions to follow her plan. She mainly communicated via e-mail to all financial and purchasing executives to tell that this policy would be effective within four months. She never listened to concerns from the regional managers or gave them a clear answer of their question during the meeting.
The main cause of the failure of Albanese’s approach was lack of creating a proper implementation plan. Although she diagnosed the problem and obtained an approval of change policy, she had not discussed it with regional executives and other company departments. There was not enough data to start a plan or solve the problem. She
Andy did not know who Miranda was or that she was the editor-n-chief of Runway. Andy was not familiar with the magazine and it was obvious she was not a reader of it. This is a clear sign that Andy did no research prior to her interview. Andy was dressed inappropriately for the interview in my opinion. Even if she was not dressed in high-end designer clothes, she still had a very unprofessional outfit to be interviewing in.
I could have asked her how they are sold, how many come in a box etc and she should have been more thorough in her job. She should be clarifying every customer’s orders to ensure they are receiving exactly what they think they are ordering. It did not even occur to me that the flu vaccinations can be sold individually, it would have been nice of her to just double check to make sure that is what I wanted. I also could have asked for a total on the order and that would have tipped me
If she had done so I think she would have fewer negatives in her annual performance review. However Susan was also at fault because she never went to Anita to clarify her role and what she could be doing better. Susan may be a great employee but not a great manager and Anita needs to decide if that is true. Maybe Susan can be trained more or maybe her role should not be in management. 2.
She stopped to get something to eat and saw her whole group meeting without her, she felt extremely unappreciated and knew the group members didn’t respect her contributions. When Janet missed a meeting to help her boyfriend that shouldn’t have been a valid excuse, Christine said nothing and carried on. The next mishap Janet didn’t answer her phone when Christine tried contacting her. The lack of communication led to misunderstanding between what Janet wanted out of the project and what Christine thought Janet wanted from the project. Christine was a marter and didn’t mind taking over the project and letting Janet be a loafer.
The initial visit was of considerable concern given the sexual harm allegations and the lack of any school registration or day care activity. Victoria was registered at Tottenham Child & Family Centre (itself located 100 yards from Kuoao’s partner’s flat) yet her subsequent absence from the centre prompted no action. The second social worker visit similarly did not engage with Victoria directly as she was “all but ignored during this visit” despite her outburst. The repeated allegations of sexual harm appear to have been ignored or not referred to a more specialist agency or the police. The number of social services involved may have contributed more to confusion rather than clarity with Ealing, Haringey, Brent and Enfield having varying degrees of involvement.
However, the absence of any particular strategy with respect to target customers was a big flaw in their operating model. They created various versions of the same product selling them to different clients but with no sales strategy or long term planning. The first planned product that took shape after formation of Jive Software was “Clearspace” which intended to offer one stop solution to all blogs, wiki pages etc. but the development team of Jive missed the deadline for product development by 6 months and on top of that, they didn’t review their plans and completely ignored what the competitors were doing. Though Clearspace was successful initially but it soon lost its appeal due to numerous bugs into
The company is characterized by emphasis on being fast and flexible in responding to the environment. The company understands that different regions would exhibit differences in tastes and practices, and accordingly autonomy is a key feature of region management. The company established a financial reporting system and identified deviation is profits from one region to another as a problem that needs intervention. Problems, Causes, and Management Response Problems from Sunflower Management Perspective There is a variation in profits across regions. This was considered the main problem from the management perspective High profits in some regions are due to using lower-quality material to reduce costs and increase profit margin.
And none of you will be working in supermarkets as I heard some of planning the other day. Your lives are set out for you” (81). She wants her students to know the truth and she seems to want to stop them from having dreams for the future because she knows they won’t come true. However, even after she said that it didn’t really seem to affect any of the students and their talk of the future. Kathy had said that “there was surprisingly little discussion about what she’d said” (82).