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Types of Change. Anticipatory. Reactive. Importance of Timing. ALLENTOWN MATERIALS CORPORATION (A) . Harvard Business School Case Study. Performance Gaps. Profitability Poor Problems in Developing New Products Low Morale Organization Not Pulling Together. External Environment.
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Sorts of Change Anticipatory Reactive

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Importance of Timing

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ALLENTOWN MATERIALS CORPORATION (A) Harvard Business School Case Study

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Performance Gaps Profitability Poor Problems in Developing New Products Low Morale Organization Not Pulling Together

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External Environment Change From Military to Commercial Markets Increased Price Competition & Cost/Price Squeeze Need to Develop New Products Increased Demands for Service High Degree of Uncertainty & Unpredictability

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Organizational Problems Conflicts Between Functions Poor Coordination A Culture Where Conflict Is Not Confronted A History of No Teamwork at the Top No Clear or Agreed Upon Strategy

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Organizational Problems No Common Agreement About Criteria of Performance Marketing Seen As Important, But Not Competent- - Low Influence Product Development Meetings Are Ineffective

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Organization Design Issues Moved HQs From Barnett to Allentown Marketing Role Not Clearly Understood Manufacturing Measured on Profit, yet Unable to Control Unit Costs Separation of Sales & Marketing Coordination Through Top of Organization, - - No Other Mechanisms

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Leadership Issues Death of Joe Bennett New G.M. Has Different, Less Directive Style New G.M. Not Confronting

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People High Expectations for Growth and Advancement New Managers Brought in by G.M. From Traditional Glass Business

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Congruence Model of Organizations Environment Resources History System Unit Individual

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Congruence Model of Organizations Informal System Environment Resources History System Unit Individual Work Formal System Strategy People

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