MBA 633 Case 1

MBA 633 Case 1 - 633 Case 1 Description In The Road to...

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633 Case 1 Description In “The Road to Hell”, chief engineer John Baker is making his final preparations before leaving the Bauxite Company of Barracania in the West Indies. Before leaving Baker meets with Rennalls, the local Barracanian prospect who is to take over as Baker’s predecessor. Baker gives Rennalls some feedback and advice regarding the challenges ahead, and the next morning Baker receives a scathing resignation letter from Rennalls (Luthans, 2011). Diagnosis John Baker’s problem is that he insulted the culture and history of the Barracanian people. Despite living in Barracania for two years, he did not understand the cultural sensitivities of the native Barracanians that worked for him John’s statements during the end of the interview made it appear to Rennalls that John believed that European culture and methods were far superior to Barracanian ways. John intended to compliment Rennalls with the statements, but they were not received well by Rennalls. Application of Theory
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course MBA 633 taught by Professor Thomas during the Spring '09 term at Bellevue.

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