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Nutrorim Case Study

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1. Keeping decisions open and democratic, asking the opinions of as many different people as possible to get the best approach 2. Many people have tried "Charge Up" and had gastrointestinal problems, these issues with the "Charge Up" drink then got out to a radio station that would have leaked the story to the public. If the story would have been leaked by the radio station Nutrorim's reputation would have been devastated, so without thinking it fully through "Charge Up" was recalled. 3. The main problem is the amount of unified stance within the company. Some want to put the product back out on the market, and some want to keep in under wraps and recalled. When asking opinions of everyone it is hard to make a decision, when all opinions are different. The company reacted too quickly, before the findings of the "Charge Up" study were even concluded. 3.a. They already used the science and math model when doing research on the product. We believe that the structuring of the unstructured process would work best because they are currently struggling in that area. The company needs to be more patient, meaning no fast decision making and no panicking. The company also needs to create a unified stance of opinions with the companies.

MLB Case Study

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Context: -Culture of doping and using steroids is very strong in the MLB -Subcultures: Players, coaches, front office, MLB executives, each individual team -Context influence MLB stakeholders: Fans show an enormous interest in home runs and strong players. Stakeholders are less likely to crack down on drug and steroid use. -2005 Drug policy: Through implementing a new drug policy more players, especially famou players, are being caught, which is leading to fans wanting a tougher policy and taking a stand against steroid use. Fans feel cheated and lied to about some of their favorite players who have tested positive for drug and steroid use. The drug policy has created a feeling among some fans that they have been buying a fake product and the sport they are witnessing is not actually true baseball. -Organizational environment: The organization spans across the entire United States and parts of Canada, which makes it tough to constantly and consistently enforce a strict drug policy. This means that teams have to do a lot of self policing. Symbolic Elements: -The roles of MLB administrators, coaches, and players all have to have a unified stance on the issue of doping. Each and everyone of them has to buy into the policy and they hav to consistently enforce it by self policing otherwise it will continue to fail and players will continue to use steroids. Redesigning the Socialization Process: -An educational approach opposed to a punishment approach will be key. Everyone in the organization, especially players, must be educated on the down sides of steroid use. Managers must create a strong sense of disapproval of steroid use, so that drug use is looked down upon throughout the entire organization rather than having an inconsistent policy. -New stories, symbols, rituals: Show what has happened to players that use drugs and steroids. Show that it is difficult to promote a player that has tested positive for steroid use. Give examples of players that have chronic health problems or have even died because of their steroid use. Rituals must include consistent and constant drug testing. Players must know that they WILL be tested and that they cannot keep steroid use a secret. Corporate Culture: -All parts of MLB having a unified approach on the drug policy. Players will have more to fear than just ruining their fame. They would ruin things for their team. If the corporate culture parallels that of the teams culture against drug use then the cultures will be more likely to work in accomplishing their common goal. Consistency is key.

Case Study Recommendations

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Alyssa Otto and Ben Power: The power of the organization should be dispersed equally between the professional staff and the organization's volunteers. The two groups can work together through committees, which will allow them to plan and act together, instead of just one group doing everything. Another recommendation that we have is to possibly implement a head of the organization to be in charge of the professional staff and the volunteers, since the two groups have conflicted with each other. Interest: The volunteers should gain interest in changing, they should have been aware of why the change in power was going to be implemented. Also the specific views of the volunteers on the said topic should have been look at; if it would have been considered why the volunteers did not want to change power then the situation could have ended up differently. Capacity: The individuals that do hold the power in the organization need to be more open to changing parts of the organization that needs changing. With that said the organization needs to refocus and set goals that coincide with what they expect from their staff and volunteers.

NESCAC Case Study

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1. The common goals of the NESCAC are to keep the athletic programs in harmony with the academic purpose of the college, that the athletes are representative of the student body, and that "the academic authority in each college was to control intercollegiate athletic policy" (81). 2. By making that decision they are avoiding the conflicts that would occur within the NCAA championship conflicting with the college's academic excellence. 3. Coaches wanted a chance to coach a team in the NCAA championships; it would also be a good opportunity for the student athletes by opening them up to new experiences and competition outside of NESCAC. 4. Reward for one team that gets to attend NCAA championships. Not interfering with academics across the conference/exceptions only need to be made for one school. 5. Not as many teams are going to get into championships, and teams that are qualifying for tournaments are being turned down because of the rules set in place by the conference. Not as many teams in the conference would get the NCAA experience that would help them to improve. 6. People within the authority positions need to be changed, the goals and missions within the organization need to be reevaluated. It's not a structure problem; it is more of a design problem. 7. Banning post season play and NCAA tournaments: more time at campus and at classes, but the schools would lose exposure and recruiting would be harder; the general outlook on the school's reputation; the school would succeed academically, but the athletics would drop. The plan that they chose: students that are academically eligible would chose different schools to play at, because they would be allowed more freedom in where and when they are allowed to play. 8. Stakeholders and student athletes matter the most-every decision that was made in the final plan was not good enough for the stakeholders.
Group notes: 1. Athletic Director and Boosters Coaches and Student Athletes 2. performance on the field -winning/goals for the season -player/coaches integrity (team personnel) -pride education -maintaining eligibility -team GPA -graduation rate ethics -balancing right and wrong -win at all cost and attitude external profile -staff expectations -PR -Athletes and coaches performance on the field and off the field institutional enthusiasm -building excitement about the program -team branding to make the institute desirable -rivals Resource Management -utilize resources effectively -knowing what all your resources are and applying them effectively -marketing 3. Winning should be a very high priority. We believe it enhances everything else. For example, the team will receive better resources, have a better external profile and MSU as a whole would be excited about the team. 4. Team Wellness -Health of athletes is important to the program 5. Raise x amount of dollars from boosters, raise x amount of dollars from alumni. Divide funding for sports proportionally. Make facilities more efficient (cut down on wasted electricity) 6. Goal Attainment -lays out goals for not only a program as a whole but the entire department. This is more measurable because you can either reach a goal or not. Everyone can understand the goals. It would boost your morale if you reach your goals.