Leadership and Management at Boeing

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Douglas E Williams
MGT 330
April 4, 2010
Rickie Baldwin

The Boeing Corporation is a major leading distributor of aircraft, satellites and defense systems. According to Boeing (2010), “Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the biggest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Boeing also designs and manufacturers rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.” Planning is an essential element of any business, and Boeing focuses a lot of attention to planning. Boeing’s management needs to consider the ramifications of legal issues, ethics, and social responsibility throughout the planning function. Management at Boeing through strategic, tactical, and contingency planning will continue to dominate the aerospace industry. Boeing has a long reputation of aerospace leadership and innovation. Boeing employees more than 155,000 people worldwide. With a huge number of employees, managing a big company such as Boeing can be an overwhelming task. Due to this, Boeing is comprised of one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces (Boeing Corporation, 2010). This is one factor that influence Boeing’s operational planning where the company can to expand the product line and services to their customers. Having the right business development and strategy is how it all starts. Another factor that influences the operational planning of the company is that more than 90,000 employees hold a college degree that includes 29,000 of employees with advanced degrees (Boeing Corporation, 2010). Legal Issues

Legal issues can complicate the planning process and put the company in a difficult situation. Every major corporation including Boeing has incurred some form of legal issues. Boeing has been sued in the past concerning differences in gender pay and used aggressive strategies to defend...
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