Subject : Analysis About the Article “Into The Fray”
This memo analyses the dilemma for Michael, who is the global category director for rums in Lafleur SA; in which he tries to make decision about his career. In the case called “Into the Fray” there is a conflict between two candidates of a new position after the resignation of the manager of Lafleur SA, Lucien Beaumont. The main reason of that conflict is the differences between these two candidates. One of them is Micheal and the other one is Danielle Harcourt who is the global category director for vodkas and liqueurs of the company. Both of these two directors are successful in their jobs but; the difference of them is their ability of politics. Danielle has strong relationships with the existing employees of the company and she tries to take the new position in Lafleur by using her relations with them. She talks with everyone and tells her future plans, so she tries to get the support of other workers in the company and introduce her for getting new job. On the other hand Micheal is a task-oriented person. He does not engage with political relationships within the company. He trusts his success therefore he believes that he does not need political relationships with other employees. That is why he does not talk with anyone in the company. However when he realizes what Danielle tries to do, he confers his best friend Albert and his wife. They tell him that he should also play politics like Danielle does. However when he figures out that he received a new offer from the CEO of the company. I think it means that he loses the position of Beaumont and it is because he despises the importance of political relationships within the company. Although Micheal loses the Beaumont’s position he gets a new offer from Hoffman, which is about another new position in China. In that point there is a dilemma for Micheal, whether to accept or refuse this new offering. When he tells that situation to his...
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