Management and Organizations
October 1, 2013
Porters Five Forces
Tesla Motors, is a California based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric
cars and electric vehicle powertrain components. They gained widespread reput
Holding onto old structure that has run its course can cause company failure, companies must
innovate to grow and overcome natural organizational problems.
A Model of How Organizations Develop
I. Age of the Org
Level 5 Leader by Jim Collins Notes
October 8, 2013
A. Level 5 leaderan individual who blends extreme personal humility with intense
Execs who carry the combinations of these two trains are more
October, 24th 2013
What makes a great manager?
Great managers: discover what is unique about each person and capitalize on it.
They know and value the skills and unique abilities of their employees an
What Great Managers Do
Argument: Great managers play chess; they discover what is unique about each person and then
capitalize on it, to turn talent into performance. Great leaders rally people toward a better future.
To excel at one or both, you need to
Ethics Away From Home
Argument: Managers should find a middle ground between an absolutist approach and
abandoning their morals entirely when working abroad.
- Cultural relativism vs ethical imperialism
- Three problematic principles of abs
Competing on Analytics
Argument: The analytics-quantitative or statistical models can be used to analyze business
problems, specifically customer management, supply chains, and financial performance. The
demand factors are more difficult to create than su
Fear of Feedback
Argument: People avoid feedback because they hate being criticized. Even the thought of
critical feedback leads us to practice maladaptive behaviors. Adapting to feedback is critical.
Organizations profit when execs seek feedback and deal
The old strategic planning was too slow and static for the evolving markets of today causing
corporations to destroy their own worth through faulty planning. The new approach proved to be
much more effective as a resource based view (RBV). T
One More Time: How to Motivate Employees?
Argument: Motivation-hygiene theory. People have two sets of needs: their needs to avoid pain, and their
needs to grow psychologically.
- Negative physical KITA
o Contradicts presence of
Coaching the Alpha Male
Argument: An alpha males biggest strengths also make him hard to work with. They require
skilled coaches because its difficult for them to ask for help or acknowledge that they need it.
- 70% of all senior executives
Why Teams Dont Work; Harvard Business Review
Argument: Teams usually do less well than the sum of their members individual contributions.
Teams that do not fall under any of the 6 mistakes made by managers often perform very well.
Managers priority should
M&O, Miller Spring 2013
Reading Summary Outline, Learning by the Case Method by John S. Hammond
Defining case method: Engaging in discussion of real-life situations in light of limited
factual information with a view to analy
How To Build Your Network
Argument: Networks determine which ideas become breakthroughs. Creating a network with
trust, diversity and brokerage, you can raise your level of information.
Three unique advantages of networks
o Private informa
Organizational change is a staple of a thriving and growing industry. In order for
organizations to improve and innovate, the model of how the system functions is updated as well.
This new model is c