During last week’s class discussion the objective that Team B felt most comfortable with would have to be learning and dissecting Benchmarking and Core Competencies. The class activities engaged our team into learning how they both work together to prevent outsourcing. Benchmarking is a strategy that compares an organizations practices, processes and product against an organizations competitor. Core Competencies are the functions a organization utilize that is just as good as the next organization or better. Establishing the core competencies will determine if benchmarking is needed.
Another topic that we as a team felt most comfortable with would have to be departmentalization and establishing the advantages and the disadvantages. This topic relates closely to all of our current work environments. Since all of our organizations are departmentalized it gives us a better understanding of why the advantages work for certain organizations and why certain advantages may be a disadvantage for another organization. For example; one advantage of departmentalization is employees will develop, master and increase knowledge based on a specific specialized skills Just Right Tire Company is working on a new tire tread design for a brand of tires the company plans to launch in the fall. Jan, Sally, and Mark are a marketing team for Just Right Tire Company. The team has been asked to develop an ad to promote the new tires that will be launching in the fall. During this project Jan, Sally and Mark were unable to agree on any of the project details.
As a result, the team has stopped working together on the task and each member is developing an ad on their own. The project deadline is near and the group is not close to completing the project. During the course of this paper, Group B will develop a strategy to resolve the marketing team’s conflict as Jan, Sally, and Mark, to achieve the ultimate goal of creating a great ad for the company.