JohnHancock - Name Case John Hancock Case Problem Analysis...

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Name Case John Hancock Case Problem Analysis Grading Scale = (Max. points)/Target points Total Score = ::r b Relevant Facts, Background Expand/Clarify Ok/Good Job Excellent (10)/6 ~ Case Specific: U°d-t b Economic conditions facing J.H. Task Force formed Changing of top leadership Task Force -- slow proqress Problem Definition/Issues Expand/Clarify Ok/Good Job Excellent (15)/9 4 Case Specific: ::yt eJ>m~ Group must somehow overcome divergent interests of subgroups. General Criteria: Should be in terms of Focus Theory(ies). Relevant Theories Models Expand/Clarify Ok/Good Job Excellent (25)/20 ;}') Case Specific: Group Development Model. rJt~ Intergroup conflict. Power aspects. General Criteria: Theories must be relevant as well as incorporated/analyzed using case facts. Alternatives Expand/Clarify Ok/Good Job Excellent (25)/20 'd'd Criteria: # of Alternatives eF~~ Based on theory/viability Pros Analyzed Cons Analyzed Solution/Plan of Action Expand/Clarify Ok/Good Job Excellent (25)/20 \~ Criteria: Justified by Theory cprn~ Pros Analyzed ~ Cons Analyzed hancock
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'" Background and Relevant Facts The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, formed in 1860, used prudent business strategies to grow by 1980 into a company worth $18.8 billion in assets -- the sixth largest insurance firm in America. Unfortunately, by this time its strong leadership position in the industry faced hazards on multiple fronts that threatened to topple it. These included 'i "inflation, high intere~ates, competition, alternative investment opportunities, deregulated institutions, high costs, and obsolete products." The age and large size of the company -- over 20,000 employees with 5,000 of them in the head offices -- had cultivated "a top-down, conservative, and somewhat ponderous" corporate culture. After much internal haranguing, executive leaders of the company finally decided to ../ create the Inflation Strategy Task Force (ISTF). Executives composed the ISTF of "eight men [representing] different special areas of interest and expertise" within the company. The ISTF officially found itself assigned "to determine: (a) the best eventual configuration for [the company's] product organization [...J; the main outlines of the products that this organization will most likely sell and administer; (c) the principles of an appropriate compensation profile for such products [and] the best strategy for transition from our present organization and product lines to those formulated
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course MAN 5245 taught by Professor Tosi during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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