Essay about The Blue Sky Project

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1. If you were Hudson, how would you respond to the director? If I was Hudson I would start with thanking the director for giving Hudson the chance to explain himself and change his decision. Then I would proceed on explaining the benefits of retaining him. I would start by pointing out that even though staff opinion is important, in this case the Mr. Ahmet Green needs to look at the output of this project. Even after a few initial hiccups overall the project was a success. Because he decided to choose OpenRange over cloud computing giants like Microsoft and VMWARE they saved up on a lot of money and also got people to train the staff, thus saving more money and time. Choosing OpenRange was a calculated risk and going with any other…show more content…
The staff would not want the person they know, meet every day, have lunch with everyday to lose their job. What Hudson didn't realize was that even his job only required him to work on various projects and solve unexpected problems, he did not make it a point that the people whom he was helping out would know him personally. He preferred to work behind the scene which turned out to be a mistake. He was also attracted only to fancy and exciting projects. As a director the leader needs understand that he cannot treat a project differently just because it looks "exciting." He never made himself familiar to Jackson either. It's important for a manager to be familiar with his competition. If he had befriended Jackson, he would have been in touch with many people through Jackson. When there were significant cuts in the budgets it was made very clear that one of the two IT staffs would lose their job. Hudson should have stuck with the safer options of using VMWARE or Microsoft. It's always to better to play safe than risk losing your job. This project was just not the one where Hudson should have made a risky choice. Hudson did not respond well to Jackson's email asking him how the department would look like once the project was done. It sent a wrong message to Jackson. If I were Jackson I would know immediately that my job was in danger and take essential steps to keep my job. 3. What are the lessons to be learned from this case? I think
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