#3 - Cornell ID 1975661"By my signature below I confirm...

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Cornell ID#: 1975661 “By my signature below, I confirm that I have upheld the Cornell Code of Academic Integrity, and have neither given nor received any unauthorized assistance or aide on this assignment.” ________________________________________
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“By my signature below, I confirm that I have upheld the Cornell Code of Academic Integrity, and have neither given nor received any unauthorized assistance or aide on this assignment.” ________________________________________ To: Professor Sean Way, HADM 2211 Professor From: Brandon Payne Bycer, HADM 2211 Student Date: 17:53:52 Subject: Preparing a Career Development Plan The daunting task of preparing a career development plan is tough for any young professional; each person has a certain personality, educational background, and set of technical skills that hopefully will work well with the company he/she works for in the future. The purpose of this memo report is to analyze the case, Preparing a Career Development Plan . This case is about Sue Ann Scott and her career development. My analysis of this case will focus on the following two questions: What are some of the possible reasons Scott did not seek or receive advice from her immediate supervisor? Scott possibly did not seek or receive advice from her immediate for a number of reasons. If I were to assume that her immediate supervisor was a man, then I might think that a glass ceiling might account for one reason. Other possible reasons could include the stereotype that women aren’t qualified for upper-level positions and the separation of women from business networks. After reviewing the textbook, suggest all possible ways that Scott can prepare herself for career advancement? Scott could prepare herself for career advancement through many ways: she could better develop her skills, enhance her education, find a company that has similar views as herself and that has the potential for advancement, and establish a mentor. What are some of the possible reasons Scott did not seek or receive advice from her immediate supervisor? At her former job, Scott never sought advice from her immediate supervisor. Instead, a female department manager approached Scott to discuss her problems and personal
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discouragement. Scott may not have sought or received advice for a number of reasons. Scott’s position in the company as a receptionist was at a low-level in a large corporation, and her attempts to get higher up in the company failed constantly. The case never mentions any interaction with her immediate supervisor. Therefore, I will offer three possible reasons for why Scott never interacted with her supervisor for advice: The “Glass Ceiling” Problem : A noted problem in corporations has been the “glass-ceiling” obstacle for women when trying to advance in the company (Bohlander, Developing a Diverse Talent Pool, 2008). In Scott’s case, she never saw any advancement from her receptionist position, but her immediate supervisor never came to her support, as I may assume from the case. Also, the
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course HADM 2236 taught by Professor Spies during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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#3 - Cornell ID 1975661"By my signature below I confirm...

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