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BUS 375 – The Reluctant Workers

Jami Anne M. Yampierre

Professor Howard

Strayer University – Alexandria Campus

29 April 2012

Read the Chapter 6 Case: The Reluctant Workers. Prepare a three to six (3-6) page report that answers the following: 1. Identify and analyze three of the core skills that were at play in the case of the reluctant workers, referencing the ten skills described in Chapter 4.

2. Analyze the way in which Tim Aston, the young project manager, was exercising his skills with respect to his project staff and the functional managers. Discuss Tim Aston's effectiveness in light of the three core skills you identified.

3. Analyze the degree of support Tim was provided by his company: What kind of support did Tim require, and to what extent did he receive it?

4. Make recommendations to both the senior executives (the company) and Tim Aston, relative to personnel motivation and resource allocation, etc., in order for Tim to be an effective project manager.

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