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2/6/11 OB Unstructured Day?
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2/6/11 3 lenses The Design Lens Structure/design Linking mechanisms Alignment mechanisms
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2/6/11 Objectives Be able to recognize and remedy rewarding-A-while-hoping-for-B situations Analyze Rainbarrel’s alignment mechanisms Identify underlying assumptions
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2/6/11 What we say we want from our politicians and what we really reward (according to W&M alum Jon Stewart)
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2/6/11 Small group discussion 1. Your best example(s) of rewarding A while hoping for B
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2/6/11 Small group discussion 1. Your best example(s) of rewarding A while hoping for B 2. Now, on to Rainbarrel: What is your assessment of the alignment mechanisms at Rainbarrel? What would you recommend to Hiram Phillips?
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2/6/11 Rainbarrel Hoping for… Actually rewarding….
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2/6/11 Other executives’ take on Rainbarrel Stephen Kaufman – Chairman Arrow
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Unformatted text preview: Electronics • Personal experience with the “ship by 4pm rule” • Observe and talk to the people who will be affected Steven Gross – VP Mercer Consulting • Before changing anything, need to 2/6/11 Take-aways 1. Alignment mechanisms must reflect the values of the business (Hiram lost sight of Rainbarrel’s emphasis on innovation/customer) . 2. Alignment/reward systems always reflect underlying assumptions ( and before you change anything it’s a good idea to make these explicit; in Hiram’s case he 2/6/11 Youtube video on Rainbarrel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk2JD 2/6/11 Amount of tension and conflict Tension 2/6/11 Change in plans • Swapping the role-play scheduled for Monday for a case (Silicon Systems – posted on Blackboard)...
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