Wynn Computer Equipment

Wynn Computer Equipment - Case Study: Wynn Computer...

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Case Study: Wynn Computer Equipment (WCE) In 1965, Joseph Wynn began building computer equipment in a small garage behind his house. By 1982, WCE was a $1 billion a year manufacturing organization employing 900 people. The major success found by WCE has been attributed to the nondegreed workers who have stayed with WCE over the past fifteen years. The nondegreed personnel account for 80 percent of the organization. Both the salary structure and fringe benefit packages are well above the industry average. In April 1982, a team of consultants interviewed a cross-section of Wynn personnel to determine the “pulse” of the organization. The following information was provided: 1. “We have a lack of team spirit in the organization. I’m not sure if it is simply the result of poor communications. I think it goes further than that. Our priorities get shifted on a weekly basis, and this produces a demoralizing effec t. As a result, we cannot get our people to live up to either their old or new commitments. 2. “Our functional groups are very poor planners. We, in the project office, must do the
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course PROJECT MA mgmt1140 taught by Professor Dibel during the Spring '09 term at Conestoga.

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