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Leading For Change
Transcript of Leading For Change
2 groups of students
to describe a phrase to guessers
should provide the
Alternative answers are sometimes acceptable
Points for the team with correct answer
of the phrase and get
teammate to do it.
Succeed - both of you return to the team with points. Fail - :)
Team with higher score win.
Carlos Ghosn on Nissan's "blame culture" in 1999
Case Study Analysis
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Ghosn, C, 'Saving The Business Without Losing The Company', Harvard Business Review, pp. 37-45, viewed 26 June 2013.
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In debt of $16.5bil
Struggling to turn profits for 8 years
No investment in product development
Paid and promoted employees based on age and tenure
Compensation system gives little incentives
Inability to accept responsibilities
Resource Dependent Model
Institutional Theory of Imitation
Population Ecology Model
Table of Content
2. Warm-up Activity
3. Theory Analysis
4. Case Study
6. Main Activity
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...in a Nutshell
"You teach me and I'll teach you"
Decision-making based on each character
in a Nutshell
"Plan as you go"
Key Findings & Conclusion
Strength & Weakness
Thanks for your attention and participation!
Co-exist and complete each other
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Each group of 4 has to construct a balloon tower by:
- Double-sided tape
Summary and Feedback
- Collaboration among team members
- Sharing resources when needed
Dismantling Keiretsu investments
Remove seniority rule
Revamp compensation system
Promoting his chosen advisors
Redefining manager's role
Organization Development Decisions
Strategic Management Decisions
Competitive disadvantage: purchasing & sale
Who is he?
Born in Brazil (1954)
Speak 5 languages fluently
Famous manager of international companies
Saved Nissan from near bankruptcy in the late 1990s
Gained the nickname "Cost-killer" and "Mr.Fix-it"
Definition: Diversified group of people with different expertise, working toward an objective.
Reduce significant amount of expense
More incentives for high performance
Raise productivity & efficiency
Focus on performance rather than tenure
Emphasize on discipline and result
Control over firm direction and operation
Quick response to strategic matters
Leader's Role: Strategist (Rafferty 2012)
Focus on contribution and responsibilities
Why is it O.D application?
"Breaking through from traditional organization hierarchy, 'Cross-functional team' set a classic example of organization dynamic and interaction"
Formed 9 Cross-functional teams (CFTs)
Each CFT: 8 members drawn from middle managers and 2 leaders from executive committee.
Responsibilities, decision-making and recommendation were given.
Eliminate "blame culture"
Formulate "Revival Plan"
Carlos gained trust & respect from his employees
(Cameron, E 2012)
"First we cut, then we cut, lastly we cut"
1. What issues would Carlos Ghosn encounter if he ignored O.D?
3. Discuss any drawback of implementing CFTs in Nissan's situation in 1999?
2. What issues would Carlos Ghosn encounter if he ignored S.M?