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MEMORANDUM TO: JUAN C. ARAQUE FROM: GROUP #6 SUBJECT: CASE STUDY FOR COMPANY "BRINKERHOFF INTERNATIONAL INC." DATE: 11/14/00 CC: HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR OBJECTIVE: After careful review and analysis of the situation and the facts surrounding the company Brinkerhoff International Incorporated (BII), our team has been able to develop a viable course of action to efficiently improve productivity and relations within the organization. PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED: It is apparent through financial records that Rig 1-E by far outperforms any rig by almost double and, in some instances, by almost three times as much. What we need to focus on is what makes that rig succeed and how to improve conditions so that all the other rigs will be able…show more content…
The second choice would be to fire Rossick and hire managers that possess the leadership qualities of Rick Kopulos. According to the theories of the Contingency approach, if the leadership styles of people are fixed, then this would be the most efficient choice of action. This would be more cost and time effective. Negatives: However, people can hardly change and do not like to change themselves. Changing leadership styles is difficult to attain because the company hardly has the resources to send them to leadership seminars, and it takes a lot of time to mold someone's style. Conger studies have shown that people are well learned in one leadership style and will revert to it when under pressure. After all the training, the individual may not implement the leadership knowledge due to this or other external factors. If we decided to hire mangers with traits that fit the situation, a problem might arise if the situation changes. Another problem might be the complications with finding people with the exact leadership traits that we need. Problem-solving Teams In order to establish a better means of communication between workers under rig 20, problem-solving teams that meet to discuss ways to improve quality and the work environment should be implemented. Team members should agree on what to do and ensure that all members

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