Case Study of Oil Company

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Assignment 1
Unipart Case Study

February 15, 2010

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Analysis Methodology 4

Unipart’s Strengths 4

Unipart’s Weaknesses 5

Unipart’s Opportunities 6

Reconfiguration Efforts 7

Unipart’s Threats 9

Conclusion 10

References 11

Unipart Case Study

Introduction

In today’s highly competitive business environment, leadership usually has some level of appreciation for the situational use of various organizational models designed to maximize productivity and profit; hopefully without sacrificing established corporate values and ethics. Like many of today’s organizational leaders, John
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His vision was to create a win-win for all stakeholders and also to create a system where continuous learning and decision making was integrated throughout the company.
Unipart’s Weaknesses

Although Unipart was a well known company it possessed certain weaknesses that promoted continuous decline, which lead to the company being split and sold. Unipart was a high unionized workforce and a confrontational one too. Because the focus was not on stakeholders, customer service, and product quality the company began to see the results of poor quality, labor strikes, work slow-downs, and lack of innovations. It was evident that Unipart had an unhealthy work culture. Brusman (2005), states that “a steady paycheck, great benefits, and perks will not inspire people to excel.” Leaders and managers must make motivation an integral part of their daily job if they hope to build the kind of workforce necessary to succeed. John Neill began the transformation of Unipart by first working with the culture, values, and competition of the company. John began by engaging all stakeholders in a win-win process, instead of the win-lose process in which they were accustomed.

As shared by Coffman and Gonzalez-Molina (2002), if an organization wants motivated employees, do what superlative managers do: engage them. Responding to the employee’s emotional needs will build trust and improve their
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