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Case Study 1 2 Describe Gore’s global organizational design challenge Gore’s global design challenge was based on their initial organizational setting. Gore wanted a company that would promote freedom for everyone. It believed in the power of people if they were to be granted freedom, satisfaction and motivation. Besides, it also advocated for small teams within the organization.. The entity was divided into four divisions, the industrial products, medical products, electronic products and fabrics. The entity had small business units focused on the products and receiving support from the functions of the entire company to allow smooth operation on a daily basis. Business units were limited to their level of growth. The entity believed in the division to promote multiplication and growth. However, this model of organization was not guaranteed to work in all regions on the globe. The level of autonomy would be affected by different cultures around the world. Besides, intercommunications between the various nations would pose a challenge. What should Gore do to build effective global teams? Gore should still be based on their model of promoting freedom and autonomy. Freedom maximizes the team members' efforts and output when handled appropriately. However, Gore should identify the barriers that exist between national and international boundaries. Some of the obstacles include communication, perception and harmony within the company. Since the team
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