If you calculate the person-hours devoted to IBM's team projects, they amount to more than 180,000 hours of management time each year. Do you think this is a wise investment of IBM's human resources? Why or why not?
IBM was once an organization with a promising future, until the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, but when the new CEO, Louis V. Gerstner took over in 1993 his ideas brought the company back into competition. IBM was once an individualistic organization, where the employees and sales department worked solely by themselves. This just is not the way most organizations work anymore. The amount of hours IBM devotes to management time for team projects is an excellent idea and has proven to the market how well teams can change an organization for the better. Team projects takes a lot of work with many different people, but it requires those different people to accomplish the task that is given. The human resources at IBM have made a very wise decision in devoting so many hours to team projects. The teams IBM sends oversees, not only brings in new clients but broadens the possibly of new clients through helping organizations. If the numbers are looked in terms of each team member, 180,000 really
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