Turning Around Cote Construction Company Case Study (100 points)
Read the “Turning Around Cote
Construction Company” found at the end of Chapter 9 and follow these
steps before answering the case study questions. In order to answer the
case study questions you will apply the Change Path Model from Chapter 9
to the Cote Construction Company case.
A case study is a puzzle to be solved,
so before reading and answering the specific questions, develop your
proposed solution by following these five steps:
Read the case study to identify
the key issues and underlying issues. These issues are the principles
and concepts of the course module, which apply to the situation
described in the case study.
Record the facts from the case
study which are relevant to the principles and concepts of the module.
The case may have extraneous information not relevant to the current
module. Your ability to differentiate between relevant and irrelevant
information is an important aspect of case analysis, as it will inform
the focus of your answers.
Describe in some detail the actions that would address or correct the situation.
Consider how you would support
your solution with examples from experience or current real-life
examples or cases from textbooks.
Complete this initial analysis and
then read the discussion questions. Typically, you will already have
the answers to the questions but with a broader consideration. At this
point, you can add the details and/or analytical tools required to solve
Case Study Questions:
What problems should he tackle first? Which were operational and which were organizational? What timeline should he establish?
How should he consider the people
in the company? What should he ask them? How should he approach them to
solicit their ideas for the turnaround?
How should he deal with Felix?
Should he allow him to continue as head of Equipment and Operations?
Should he sideline Felix and formally reduce his authority at Cote
Construction? Would it, in fact, be a relief to employees to know that
Felix no longer played a role in the company?
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
Be 6-8 pages in length, which does
not include the title and reference pages, which are never a part of
the content minimum requirements.
Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least four scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
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