Case 53 - Student Name Bruce Thompson Case Study Number from Textbook 53 Student overview of case study This case describes Walnut Insurance a company

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Student Name: Bruce Thompson Case Study Number from Textbook: 53 Student overview of case study: This case describes Walnut Insurance, a company that specializes in selling liability insurance to firms in one particular industry. Tom Morrison, president of Walnut, is contemplating whether to implement a formal mentorship program. Currently, Walnut Insurance has six male senior vice presidents who travel to regional offices. During visits, they accompany the sales representatives to assist with policy questions and provide training. As a result, relationships have formed and the VPs have informally mentored some of the sales representatives. Over the last two years, the firm has hired 50 new agents; mostly women. These new agents are highly skilled and confident in their abilities. Due to the changing dynamics of the firm, Morrison believed a shift from an informal mentoring program to a formal one should be considered to avoid excluding women. During one of the firm’s retreats, Morrison broached the subject with his VPs and not a single person supported the idea. Reasons
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