Case Study of Jones

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Jones and Shephard Accountants (Chapter 3, pp 138 - 140) This week 's assignment consists of a case study from the text. Read the case study and prepare answers to the essay questions listed here. If the question is asking your opinion, you must provide a rationale or evidence from the case to justify your position. When you are ready, Click the Begin Checkpoint button below, where you will enter your answers. Please make sure to prepare your answers before you enter the Checkpoint assignment. See Syllabus/"Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information. For all of the case studies that you are reviewing and analyzing, you are expected to exercise good observation and thorough critical thinking skills. You are also…show more content…
Most people felt that the position would be filled from within the division and that the most likely candidates would be the two new project managers. In addition, the associate director was due to retire in December, thus creating two openings. On January 3, 1999, a confidential meeting was held between the ISD director and the systems manager. ISD Director: “Corporate has approved my request to promote you to division director. Unfortunately, your job will not be an easy one. You 're going to have to restructure the organization somehow so that our employees will not have as many conflicts as they are now faced with. My secretary is typing up a confidential memo for you explaining my observations on the problems within our division. “Remember, your promotion should be held in the strictest confidence until the final announcement later this month. I 'm telling you this now so that you can begin planning the restructuring. My memo should help you.” (See Exhibit 3–2 for the memo.) The systems manager read the memo and, after due consideration, decided that some form of matrix would be best. To help him structure the organization properly, an outside consultant was hired to help identify the potential problems with changing over to a matrix. The following problem areas were identified by the consultant: 1. The operations manager controls more than 50 percent of the people resources. You might want to

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