MBA520r3wk3GoodSport

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Problem Solution: GoodSport 1 Running head: PROBLEM SOLUTION: GOODSPORT Problem Solution: GoodSport University of Phoenix
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Problem Solution: GoodSport 2 Problem Solution: GoodSport Good Sport, founded by the company’s Chairman of the Board Jason Poole, manufactures fitness equipment such as treadmills, bikes, steppers, and rowers. Marvin Wallace, the Chief Executive Officer, has led the company for the past four years, with his focus on improving the performance of the sales, production, and the research and development teams. Marvin championed the use of fitness equipment in hospitals which has achieved excellent results for the company. Now the company plans to expand into the neighboring states— Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Good Sport also sells its products to clubs, hotels, and residential houses. Good Sport’s culture centers around contributing to society by emphasising the benefits of fitness while simoultaneously increasing the company’s profits and maintaining group diversity. A strong corporate culture is an asset to a company’s bottom line; Good Sport has been and is extremely profitable because of the company’s strong company culture. However, V on Glinow ( 2004), a strong culture may also undermine constructive conflict and suppress dissenting sub-cultural values that would inevidently become dominant values as the environment changes. Good Sport’s strong company culture can become an issue and hinder the growth of the company. The company’s strong culture of social commitment could also become an ethical dilema for some employees if the persuit of profits becomes foremost goal of the company and could lead to job withdrawal, resulting in employees distancing and ultimately seperating themselves from their work and the company (McShane& Von Glinow, 2004). Good Sport’s leaders can be considered as transformational leaders who possess an extensive knowledge of the business. and other exemplary skills such as emotional intelligence,
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Problem Solution: GoodSport 3 integrity, motivation, and confidence. The leadership team also has the drive and self- confidence in their own skills as well as the ability to achieve the company’s strategic goals. (McShane& Von Glinow, 2004). An organization’s culture has the potential to affect ethical conduct. It can also guide the conduct of its employees by entrenching ethical values in its dominant culture (McShane& Von Glinow, 2004). Good Sport appears to have entrenched an open and above board way of dealing with internal issues into its culture. All issues are openly discussed and there appears to be no barriers to open and honest communication. It is important that employees create goals and make decisions which are aligned with the company’s objectives because this alignment improves employee morale, loyalty, and long term commitment to the company. According to McShane Von Glinow (2004), “……a few organizations imprint their cultural values so strongly on
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course MBA 520 taught by Professor Whoknows during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.

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