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Cato Russel B. KresnikCase: Arctic Mining ConsultantsBackground of the ProblemTom Parker is a geological field technician and field coordinator with Arctic Mining Consultants.He was given a job that involved staking 15 claims near Eagle Lake, Alaska and worked with three field assistants (John Talbot, Greg Boyce, and Brian Millar). Unfortunately there was negative behavior from his team members and they did not get the job done on time.Two members of the team (Boyce and Millar) often did not reach the average that Parker had set leading Parker to get angry with both of them, but most of the time Parker would argue and yell at Millar. As the days past by Millar and Boyce still wasn’t able to reach the average and leading to more fighting with Parker and Millar on the 7thday Millar gave up on the end-goal which resulted in the team coming up short and not getting the 300$ bonus.Parker’s expectations for the timeline and completion of the project were unrealistic from the start but still Parker had decided to try and do it. As days went on the team was no longer motivated, Parker took to yelling as a form of reinforcement and the difficulty of task resulted in team members un-committing to the end goal seeing that the 300$ was not worth it anymore. Theproject wasn’t completed on time and there was no 300$ bonus received.Statement of the ProblemThe company has two major problems, Tom Parker holds too many positions in the company andhe lacks skills needed to be a middle-manager. Tom Parker is a geological field technician and field coordinator for the company but he also has been given the responsibilities of hiring, training and supervising field assistants. The company relies heavily on Parker and is centered too much on him this makes it worse considering that he also lacks the capabilities of functioningas a manager like planning, organizing, leading and controlling. This two major problems played key factors in the job that Parker and his team was given.
Areas for Consideration Parker sometimes acts as a project manager.Many of the programs are operated by a project manager who reports to Parker but in this project/job Parker acted as the project manager who planned everything from how long the job would take, order in which areas were to be staked, possible helicopter landing spots and areas that might be difficult to stake. Parker was also the one who picked his crew members

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