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Wallace Group and Organizational Change Problem

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1. What is the most important problem facing the Wallace Group?

2. What recommendation(s) would you make to Mr. Wallace, and in what order of priorities?

3. How do you educate a manager to manage an organization as it evolves over time from an entrepreneurial structure to a more sophisticated and complex organizational structure?

Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you.

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1. What is the most important problem facing the Wallace Group?

I agree with Wallace, that the problem facing the Wallace Group revolves around how the company manages people. "It's a personnel problem". (Wallace). This is reflected by a number of people interviewed. "Being head of human resources around here is a tough job. We don't act. We react." (Campbell). However, these problems are rooted in management style and how Wallace rules with an "iron fist." So, the most important problem facing Wallace Group is that of increasing employee morale by making the corporate structure more employee-centered by letting the employees have a say in the decision-making process (i.e., team approach) and this would help to ...

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Based on the Wallace Group Case, this solution explains the important questions facing the Wallace Group and also makes suggested recommendations in the order of priority. It also explains how to educate a manager to manage an organization as it evolves over time from an entrepreneurial structure to a more sophisticated and complex organizational structure. Supplemented with one supporting article.

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