Custom Chip

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Written Analysis of Case (Custom Chip, Inc.)

Summary Custom Chip, Inc case describes the situation of a company where lack of coordination and cooperation among different departments is hindering them to achieve their common or ultimate goal as a single business entity. Applications engineering, product engineering and manufacturing are all inclined towards achieving their individual objectives and timelines rather than collaborating and synergizing their efforts in order to attain a common goal of effective production with improved cost reduction. Few of the primary reasons are insufficient and unorganized company policies for coordination and cooperation, poor networking with in the organization especially on management level, lack of
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Frank as Frank can't be labeled as an ineffective or effective manager as there are a Manager some measures he has taken which shows his managerial skills, he holds a weekly meeting which bonds workers together as a group, but he doesn't have an agenda in the second half of the meeting, thus his department was unable to understand what they want to accomplish as an organization. Frank was able to have good working relations with one of his peers, and so he was able to get some cooperation from applications department, he also motivated and helped Sharon overcome the stress she was facing, but at the same time he was unable to convince his boss to hire new staff for his department. However his ineffectiveness is evident from the fact that despite making plans about writing a proposal about "Custom Chip manufacturing documentation problem" he was unable to accomplish it and he forgot to acknowledge his subordinate Bill on his fifth anniversary in the company. He also forgot to fill in the appraisals sent in by the HR manager showing his lack of self organization. As Mary Parker Follet describes "The first essential of business success is the capacity of organized thinking" . So he was not an effective organizer. He was not able to convince his Boss to hire new employees showing his lack of persuasion and fear of rejection. He also thinks that his judgments are best ones and

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