Project #23585 - Read and Questions

Due date is March 4th 1pm eastern standard time which should be 11:30pm your time.

Assignment #1  

Read case study  GE’s Two Decade Transformation: Jack Welch’s Leadership (Case Study is attached)

Answer the following

1.       How difficult a challenge did Welch face in 1981? How effectively did he take the charge?

2.       What is Welch’s objective in the series of initiatives he launched in the late 1980’s and 1990s? What is he trying to achieve in the round of changes he put in motion in this period? Is there a logic or rational supporting the change process?

3.       How does such a large, complex diversified conglomerate defy the critics and continue to grow so profitably? Have Welch’s various initiatives added value? If so, how?

4.       What is your evaluation of Welch’s approach to leading change? How important is he to GE’s success? What implications for his replacement?

5.       Evaluate the growth strategy of the current CEO, Jeff Immelt. Is he betting on the right things to drive growth? 

Assignment #2

Read article Huselid, M.A., Beatty R.W., & Becker, B.E “A players” or “A positions”? The strategic logic of work force management.  (Article is attached)

Answer the following

1.  What is this article about as a whole?

2.  What are the essential points in this article?

3.  How can you apply what you learned to business? (Important - be sure to provide specific examples of how you could apply the ideas contained in the article to you own career, etc.)

*Your write-up of these articles should be approximately 3-4 pages in length.

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 03/04/2014 01:00 pm
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