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    Merging Divisions to Minimize Costs

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    Due to cutbacks at the company you work for, the division you manage recently merged with another division to minimize costs. Your division works in teams the majority of the time, and due to the merger, new members have been added to each team. One of your team members comes to you upset about the merger. She feels as though other team members are shutting her out and will not listen to her.

    Answer the following questions:
    How would you handle this situation?
    What would be your initial first step to ensure that she is heard?
    How will you respond to other team members who may have the same concerns?

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    The first thing to do is to verify her group is actually completing tasks. The second is to speak with at least a few other members to see if they are feeling the same issues. These moves will help the manager assess the situation and see if perception issues are part of the problem. Then the manager can address the reality and the perceptions at the same time.

    Second is to hold a group ...

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    The solution discusses how one would handle a situation regarding merging divisions to minimize costs.