Case Analysis – Ratan Tata: Leading the Tata Group into the 21st Century Due: April 16th, 2011
In this essay I will discuss Tata’s Motor’s Company and Ratan Tata’s leadership approach on leading the Tata group in the 21st century. Ratan Tata faced benefits as well as challenges to streamlining the business and dealing with the companies he had acquired for more than 50 years. There were more trials during his management span however; he was a leader that served as inspiration and a role model whom people admired as a courageous risk taker. In the following paragraphs I will state the answers to the three case questions in an analysis format. The first paragraph I will describe Tata’s role as a leader in managing change, in the second paragraph I will explain the advantages and disadvantages of Ratan Tata streamlining of the businesses and the final paragraph the benefits and risks of his growth through acquisition strategy in the global market. First and foremost, there are many qualities portrayed in the case that show how this leader Ratan Tata transformed the Tata Group from a risk-averse, slow-moving giant into a more dynamic and aggressive conglomerate. Ratan Tata did most of the work to accomplish his primary goals in the business all by himself. How did he manage to do this? Simple. He is a leader with conviction and clarity. A business leader with vision that held these values essential to a company: social concerns, social consciousness, integrity, fairness, and ethics. His role in managing change began with a warm nature and initiative. He began to exit some businesses, inject some fresh talent, and change the culture this would in turn effect a transformation. Ratan Tata had an outstanding education background. He graduated from Harvard Business School. As the chairman his ideal responsible was to oversee the upcoming change factors. Ratan Tata enforced a mandatory retirement age policy and also brought in fresh talent to replace the senior...
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