Turnover at Green Mountain Resort
Matthew J. Riley
Colorado State University – Global Online Campus
Which of the six change images discussed in this chapter can be identified in the assumptions about managing turnover that were held by; Gunter: I believe Gunter took more of an image of change as a director in the beginning. Acting as a director, he immediately identified vast turnover as a problem at Green Mountain Resort and set a goal to fix the “problem” he realized. As Gunter enlisted help from a consultant he also became a mentor for the staff to change the turnover problem. As he worked with the consultant Gunter continued to be mentor but also became a coach within the organization. As Gunter and the consultant dug into the problem, they found the resort was setting the standard in training for the hospitality industry. This new found information was the shift in looking at turnover as a good thing instead of a problem. The hospitality literature: I believe the literature took on the role of a navigator. It identified the turnover as a major problem which needed to be addressed in the hospitality industry. The literature also makes several suggestions on how an individual can help to reduce or eliminate the effects of the problem. The consultant: In taking the role as the interpreter, the consultant interpreted the problem of turnover to Gunter and was able to change his perspective in a manner which actually helped solve the problem. Gunter now looked at turnover as a good thing because of image the resort had in the hospitality industry as a great place to get training for the bigger resorts. This was a great example of turning a negative into a positive. Interestingly enough, the case study tells us the consultant initially didn’t think he had anything different to offer Gunter. How did these assumptions influence prescriptions for dealing with "the turnover problem"? These assumptions influenced prescriptions for dealing with the turnover problem...
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