Case Study : Organization Theory Project

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Gauvin_MGT 326: Organization Theory Project

I have chosen to use the company I work for, The Hartford, as the company I will be studying for the Project portion of this class.
The Hartford is an Insurance/Financial Services company that was established in 1810 primarily as a Fire Insurance carrier. Throughout its history, The Hartford has issued policies to the political figures such as Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln as well as to notable celebrities such as Babe Ruth.
As the company evolved, so did the products and services it offered. These products have varied and include Life, Home and Auto Insurance, Mutual Funds, Annuities as well as Group Benefits such as Short and Long Term Disability and Workman?s Compensation Insurance.
The Hartford is not only recognized for the products and services it provides, but also for its involvement in the community, the treatment of its employees/customers and its commitment to the environment. The Hartford is a founding partner for the U.S Paralympics, has been named one of the World?s Most Ethical companies five times by the Ethisphere Institute and has been recognized by both the EPA and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for its investment in companies who adopt sustainable best practices. (?The Hartford History?, n.d.)
The Hartford?s vision is to be an exceptional company celebrated for financial performance, character and customer value. This vision is further clarified in its mission statement: The Hartford is in
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