The Three Gentleman Case Study

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Nils Ekdahl and Anita Fierst are the VP and CFO of Circale Corporation which is in the path of expansion and had few acquisitions in the near past as a part of it. A pay roll cut of 20 million demanded by the CEO required in a span of four months due to untenable duplication of departments. But Mr, Ekdahl wants the right persons at the right job for every job. Michael Milanese had been the chief architect of a new performance-review system that Ekdahl was about to implement across all six of Circale's global locations. Circale Corporation has also been a past sufferer of unjustified cuts where in they just fired the employees from the organizations they merged with. The project was then dragged on to Fierst who was able to persuade the…show more content…
The thinking that Ekdahl and his senior manager Milanese have “Making sure that there are right people at right positions “is a very good; but due to some reasons they are not able to execute it to the result. Also it is very clear that the companies past performance review system was not very efficient since the case mentions about the blunders in Germany and Brazil . But that cannot be generalized to all the branches across the firm. This aspect can be taken as an important aspect while reviewing the employees. It would help if managers were given a clear target. It means Each departmental managers to be given amount of employees that he has to cut ; and in case if he doesn’t wish to cut his employees he should justify it with the work load and benefits of his work to the organization. It happens most of the time in institute that employees are not full with workloads and they get paid for doing nothing. Work loads of each employee should be reviewed and also planning and control system should be developed in such a way that higher level management can view the work load of the department and the employee at least for a 1 year in future. Recommendations I don’t think Ekdahl should completely throw away the data .It will help him for the process of cuts at least in a short run. Rather he should design some temporary fast executable grading process. The grading process will use both the dates that he has received from the managers. He should also review the
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