B.R. Richardson Timber Products Corporation Case

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B.R. Richardson Timber Products Corporation Case

1. Comments and Observations
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Employee | Employee Observations| Consultant Observations| Ben Richardson| Authoritarian|  |  |  | Lack of investment (reinvestment) in |  | |  | Perfectionist| | | | company| | |  |

 | |  | Not quite a workaholic| | | Not safety minded| |  |  | |  | Fully supports local causes| | | Prone to angry outbursts|  |  | |  | Long term business vision fading| | Appears generally unconcerned with|  | |  | resources behind it| | | | employees' complaints or desires|  | |  | Appreciates and rewards loyalty and dedication|  | | |  |  | |  | Keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop| |  | | |  |  | |  | Conservative philosophy| | |  | | |  |  | |  | Will not allow unions| | |  | | |  |

 | |  | Cheap| | | | |  | | |  |
 | |  | Wants results with little resources used| |  | | |  |  |  |  | Uses the "junkiest" stuff to work with|  |  |  |  |  | Juanita Yates|  | Most influential|  |  |  | Carries influence with Ben|  |  | |  | Ben depends on her| | |  | Go to person for facts and history|  |  |  | Very dependable|  |  |  |  |  |  |  | Rich Bowman|  | Resistant to Ben's efforts to make him the list | Seems awkward|  |  |  | |  | enforcement person| | |  | First outsider hired | |  |  |  |  | Does his job well|  |  |  |  |  |  |  | Joe Bumford|  | Good for overall morale|  |  | Resents consultant presence|  |  | |  | Strong in sales and with customers|  | Does not believe in teamwork tasks|  | |  | Poor follow up| | |  | Feels much of the job is a waste of time|  | |  | Failure with interoffice communications|  | Enjoys his work | |  |  | |  | Poor supervisory ability| |  | Supportive of employees, perhaps too|  |  |  | Pushes production|  |  |  | Buddy- buddy with the staff|  | Susan Lyons|  | Does not use computer even though she has the | Only interacts with Joe|  |  | |  | capabilities| | |  | Appears to have multiple|  |  | |  | Not good with the phone system|  | responsibilities| |  |  | |  | Sometimes an instigator| |  |  | | |  |  | |  | Inefficient| | | |  |  | | |  |

 |  |  | Has customer respect|  |  |  |  |  |  | Rolf Dunbar|  | Not good with personnel|  |  | Tries to prove competence by revealing|  | |  | Not confident| | |  | too much plant information|  |  | |  | Introvert but nice| | |  | Resistant to changing current |  |  | |  | Several blame him for the overtime and work | managing set up| |  |  | |  | related accidents| | |  | Thinks he does more than the |  |  |  |  | Resented by employees|  |  | employees are aware of him doing| Jim Fuller|  |  | Ben does not like him, but he is well liked in the | Feels younger employees are |  |  | |  | plant| | | |  | irresponsible| |  |

 | |  | Active within the community| |  | Thinks plant problems center around |  | |  | Does not take a strong leadership role|  | scheduling, but too confused to |  |  |  | Lack of commitment to the plant|  | expound|  |  |  | John Rondo|  | Dedicated|  |  |  | Not a great deal of data|  |  | |  | Ben wants him to advance | |  |  | | |  |  | |  | Takes leadership role| |  |  | | |  |  |  |  | Loud mouth redneck|  |  |  |  |  |  | Ron Baker|  | All business minded|  |  |  | Not happy with pay, hours, or benefits|  | |  | Looking to impress| | |  | Frustrated and feels that plans to |  | |  |  | | | |  | improve and expand are all talk|  | |  |  | | | |  | Dedicated worker| |  |

 | |  |  | | | |  | Enjoys leadership role|  |  |  |  |  |  ...
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