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Analysis of the Case: Problem Justification According to the evidence found in the case, Alex Sander is a very hard working and goal-oriented person. However he is lacking the ability of working together with other people as a team.
Sam Glass, his boss has to face a crucial situation, and has to make a decision regarding on how to convince Alex that his leadership skills have to change dramatically. If Alex realizes his leadership issues, and he modifies his behavior and attitude with his co-workers and colleagues, the company and he will benefit enormously.
In other words, Alex needs to get involved with people and start working with them proficiently, other than ignore or humiliate them.
One of the issues was that Alex showed off every time he could and took all the credit on the great results obtained before. I assume that this was a big project directed by him, but with the effort and hard work of other people working at Landon at the time. Unfortunately, Alex was convinced that the result was only because of his competence, ignoring the rest.
The rest of the staff felt underestimated by Alex, and the atmosphere at the office was negative because in some way nobody wanted to work with Alex. Although Sam realizes that this happening everyday and yet he received the feedback from some employees about Alex, the case does not show any evidence of Sam doing something about it.
For instance a department meeting or a quality circle, where everybody needs to contribute with some arguments about the situation. It seems to me like Sam is only having this conversation with Alex because he needs to perform the o evaluation.
Furthermore they are not focusing completely in their job, but in the conflicts that they are dealing with everyday. Sam Glass has the challenge on his hands in turning this situation around so that the company can succeed in the new project.
Also he needs to try to save the office atmosphere and most of all make his star player Alex become a team player. Sam has to turn into a sports coach, where he has to manage the weaknesses and strengths of his team.
Sam is facing that the rest of the team is rejecting the star player, and now he has to find the way in convincing all the participants in being part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
In my opinion and priority order the objectives should be: This product will be marketed in Europe and the United States. I believe that today this new project is the most important thing for the company as a whole.
Even if that means that they would have to either move Alex to another position or fire him. There will be more projects and it is essential to have the right people for the right reason.
If the organization sees Alex as a long-term Asset, they would really like him to realize that change in his relationship with other people is needed. Sam sees him as his star player on his team, so Sam needs to take into consideration the work as a mentor and guide towards the improvement of his behavior.
In other words, team effort is the key success factor in this matter. If Alex does not want to change his attitude, the organization might need to think in moving him to a different position where the interaction with other people is scarce. In order to do that he will need to schedule weekly or biweekly meetings with his team.
This way he will be very well informed of what I going on between its members and if seem to have a problem, address it and solve it right away. There is no need to wait until the last minute. Make people aware that if they change, Alex can change.Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two.
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Газовые котлы и колонки различных российских производителей. ООО Торговый дом Факториал является официальным дилером ФГУП ВПО Точмаш. A Day in the Life of Alex Sander: Driving in the Fast Lane at Landon Care Products | HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL | BRIEFCASES 3 Landon is a pretty small shop, and I’ve been involved in every detail of my product.