I. Case problem
Elektra Product Inc facing a crisis in the company since their market share was declining among the competition, limited idea to create new innovative products, lack of communication between the department and all of sudden most of the workers feel uncertain about their future in the company. Lack of leadership and management causing many problems inside the company and reflected to the company profit in the last few years. At the moment company realize they need to recover to the normal situation and start getting profit. Elektra product decides to create a new product by pointing Barbara as their manufacturing head to responsible on it. Barbara accepts it as a compliment and starts to work with her team to make a great product.
Barbara Russell, Elektra's Vice President of Manufacturing, has been tasked by Martin Griffin, Elektra's new President, to head one of the teams that will devise a plan to change Elektra's management style from a traditional top-down firm to a de-centralized organization that emphasizes employee empowerment in the management process. She and her team did a good preparation until the day of presentation. Martin, who is her boss, interested with the ideas but he didn’t attend the meeting. Now, Barbara facing the problem to defending her ideas in front of other department head who are not agree with her ideas with many reason based on company data.. Solution
Several objectives can come out as a solution for this problem. One of the option is the company can restructured the department head or team leader to a new person who can give a hope to their subordinate by giving his/her hard work and ideas. Sometimes an old employee only has a narrow opinion by not accepting a new idea to improve the work flow inside the company.
Another option is before Barbara come with the new ideas, the other department head should provide her historical data and information in order to...