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OUTLINE 1 Group Project Outline – Group 6 Stephanie Driggers, Jaeyoon Kim, Terrance McKnight, Xiyu Shi Teachers College – Columbia University
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OUTLINE 2 Conflict and Presentation Medium Selection Process Each group member explored his/her previous and present organizational environments, and media events for one week, then presented one issue to the remainder of the group; this consisted of describing the issue, giving reasons why the issue should be used, and providing websites that expound on the issue. Each member then voted on one idea. The issue that was chosen was the employee strike involving Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) that occurred in mid-February The group decided to present using PowerPoint (and a class handout) because it is a user-friendly medium in which to present the facts of the issue; no other mediums will be used Overview of Issue According to a Turkish newspaper, PIA Managing Director Aijaz Haroon allegedly negotiated a deal for PIA to share some of its airline routes with Turkish Airlines. Route- sharing would reduce financial losses, in an effort to rescue the airline from bankruptcy; under the management of Haroon, losses doubled from April 2008 to September 2010 As a result of the pending deal and the dismissal of several PIA employees, the remaining employees went on strike on February 7 th , to the angst of PIA administration Negotiations between the Pakistani government and the employees’ union commenced at this point, in order to mitigate additional financial losses for PIA. The government was involved because the government owns all of the country airline routes. The negotiation stalled for a few days, as neither side wanted to concede on their respective positions There was a sense of miscommunication, as the government denied that a deal was in the works between PIA and Turkish Airlines; the Pakistani defense minister stated that
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OUTLINE 3 because he never received a Memorandum of Understanding about the deal, no action concerning it could be taken On the fourth day of the strike, the government conceded to the employees’ demands in totality; the employees (including those previously dismissed) returned to work The strike resulted in causing the cancellation of 400 flights, the stranding of 60,000 passengers and losses of around $22 million for the airline Analysis of Issue using Theoretical Constructs Distributive (competitive or win-lose) Bargaining Direct conflict between the goals of the government (on behalf of the PIA
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course ORL 1000 taught by Professor Buontempo during the Spring '11 term at Columbia.

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