Organizational Restructuring of Weston Nurseries: A Case Study

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Critical issues Even though Weston Nurseries had incorporated a more formal, and businesslike atmosphere, it was still not quite the corporate entity that it should have been. One of the problems then was whether by choosing one of the two partners over the other, the Board's decision would be adhered to by all the parties. As one recent study discovered concerning a business in transition, the owners must "maintain credibility and establish trust" (Brodsky, 2012, p. 42). At this juncture, the principals at Weston have not done much in establishing credibility or trust, and the Board is being put between a rock and a hard spot. The Board's decision will hurt one principal at the behest of the other. One mark in Roger and Wayne's defense is that according to the case study "Roger eventually agreed to Wayne's plan of hiring a board with full powers and responsibility" (p. 9). Since both Roger and Wayne had agreed that the Board would have full powers, it is up to the Board to exercise those powers a do what they believe is best for the company. Additionally the company was faced with "rising expenses, overly optimistic revenue goals, the incentive plan, and general business operations" (p. 10). These problems are significant enough that if they are not addressed in an efficient and effective manner, the company's demise could swiftly take place. Added to these problems was the fact that Wayne had hired Sahly and that Sahly was cooking the books, and that he "had his own

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