Case Analysis: Chapter 5
Important problems facing Oxford Plastics Company:
Oxford Plastics is under a critical timeline that requires them to update their current operations. Timing for this project is so critical because the current facility is not up to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. The risk here is if the new facility is not up and running in a timely manner the EPA could find the company in violation of the standards and is capable of shutting the current process down.
The land that upper management is looking to purchase would require the removal of several 100+ years old trees. There is an underlying fear that there will be issues with the local environmentalist, thus postponing the project.
The 25-arce lot of land is located outside of the current industrial zoning boundary. This could be a problem because the company may not be able to obtain the proper permits they may need for the expansion.
Important concepts from the textbook chapter relevant to the case:
In this case, there is defiantly evidence of an organizational ecosystem and how the community impacts the organization. The organization is concerned about the local environmentalist’s, the city’s economy and the impact it has on these other interests.
Oxford’s Plastics needs to collaborate with the local interest groups to ensure the project goes smoothly. Henderson is already meeting with the Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and this is a good start to creating relationships within the community.
What are your goals for the situation in the best interest of the organization?
The way Henderson is beginning to collaborate with community members is a good start for ensuring this project goes smoothing. At the end of the case, Henderson is... [continues]
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