General Electric Case Study Essay

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General Electric Case Study


1. What Managerial roles is Jack Welch most likely to play in creating a culture that values continuous improvement?

The role Jack Welch played was allowing the creation of the "Quick Response Program."
Allowing his employees to take over. This is a risky role to take, but at the same time,
it has the possibility of being a successful move.


2. When the Louisville facility was turned over to its employees, how might the
responsibilities of the onsite managers have changed? Were the managers likely required to
use a different "mix" of skills? What problems might that cause?


When the Louisville facility was turned over to its employees, the onsite managers would
most likely have had greater responsibilities. Since they were no longer receiving
external orders, the onsite managers had to call the shots and make sure everything ran
smoothly.




It's most probable that they were required to use more than their regular skills for
managing onsite. Now they were the ones COMPLETELY in charge of everything.

The problems that might arise from this, is the possibility of not being able to run
everything properly. Since the onsite managers were never meant to run everything
independently, they never learned HOW to run independently.


For many people, it's difficult to do something different without having any previous
training beforehand. Sometimes, even with the training, some people simply cannot grasp
new ways of running things. This problem is MOSTLY common with computer systems. Most
people just can't grasp the new way working with these machines, unlike their old "paper"
days, unless they've had previous experience with computers.






3. In a company that is involved in so many join ventures in lesser developed
countries, how might cultural diversity be an issue?

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