Two Companies - A Comparison

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Two Companies, Two Approaches to Management Compare the complete websites of Johnsonville Sausage and IBM ( www.johnsonville.com and www.ibm.com ). Consider each company’s history, culture, products and what it would be like to work there. 1. Consider each company’s history, culture, products and what it would be like to work there. Answer: Students will find a wide range of information, but should note the historical time contexts of the two companies---IBM has been in existence much longer than Johnsonville. They should also note the size, the global vs. local nature, the fact that IBM was product and is now service based, while Johnsonville is product based. The two companies may seem like they would be similar to
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Unformatted text preview: work in (people focused, intellectually engaging, etc) but students should note the differences inherent between a large global organization versus one that is much smaller and more centrally located. 2. Prepare a table or report on the similarities and differences you discover. Answer : The report should capture the areas noted above but will include a number of other possibilities. 3. Are there practices in either company that are not covered in this chapter? Answer: Students might note the team-based nature of either or both organizations, which is not explicitly covered in this chapter. Students might also note the reward systems of each company, which is also not explicitly covered in this chapter....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2010 for the course BUS 3003 taught by Professor Jerryjames during the Spring '10 term at Texas Woman's University.

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