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Groundbreaking Press, Austin, TX – w w w .groundbreaking.com – © 2008, Brad Fregger Prepared for: Texas State University McCoy College of Business Administration Management 3303.254 – Spring 2008 Jim & Bob by Brad Fregger J i m a n d B o b w o r k a s m a n a g e r s f o r X Y Z , I n c . , a t y p ical manufacturing company. Jim’s team runs very smoothly; the job always gets done with little fanfare and not much observable effort. Jim insists his key people attend important meetings with him; and when specific questions are asked, he defers to the appropriate expert on his team. After the meeting is over, the executives agree Jim is lucky to have such a talented group of people. Management often promotes Jim’s people to areas of greater urgency. When Jim goes on vacation the company hardly realizes he’s gone, and his team seems to get along just fine. When a question arises, his peers and his boss, as well as others in the company, have no problem checking with the appropriate person to find the answer. Bob doesn’t have it so lucky. The job always gets done, but not without a series of near disasters that would have been catastrophic if Bob had not saved the day. Bob does not like to have his people in
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course MGT 3303 taught by Professor Bell during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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