Jamie Turner at Mli

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Jamie Turner at MLI, Inc. Jamie Turner faces a difficult situation at Modern Lighting Industries Inc. (MLI). The company is struggling financially and has recently been acquired by a larger firm. Turner was hired as Vice President (V.P.) of marketing and sales by company president Pat Cardullo. Turner was all but guaranteed Cardullo’s position in less than two years when he was hired. However, six months later, the young manager’s future at the company is in serious jeopardy. The root cause(s) can best be summarized as: The denigration of their relationship; which can be traced to two main issues. A) Ineffective communication between Cardullo and Turner. B) The cultural differences between MLI, Inc. and the management style(s) that…show more content…
Cardullo’s unprofessional vulgar tirades he imposes on employees in board meetings are inexcusable. In the supplemental reading “The Necessary Art of Persuasion” it is noted that gone are the days where you could yell and scream at your employees to illicit production, this further demonstrates Cardullo’s communication failings. Turner does not communicate effectively with Cardullo while on the job. Since Cardullo splits time between offices, when he is present at MLI, Turner should show initiative and engage Cardullo in discussion about how they can approach tasks and still achieve company goals. Many times, decisions that Turner made regarding inventory and price issues were not consistent with Cardullo’s approach. Since there is an existing gap in communication at MLI, having a suitable communication model would help to pre-empt any potential problems that may occur. He should be more persuasive by showing how his ideas and plans would achieve the goals that Cardullo has set and still adhere to Cardullo’s strategies. Cultural differences Turner is not used to the lack of unyielding structure at MLI. In his previous employment, there was a hierarchy or structure that enabled his work. There was a system of accountability between departments and employees. However, at MLI, Turner now

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