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Discussion: A Sea Change in Staffing at Leapfrog Innovations, Inc.

ID and summary of the key organizational behavior issues evident in the case. Reflection on the identified issues along with recommendations or potential solutions to identified issues.

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Hi,

I've identified and summarized some of the key organizational issues I saw in the case study as well as provided some additional information on each and made some recommendations/solutions. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list but those that stood out to me the most in the case study. I would recommend reading the information you provided me and adding to this should you see anything else.

1. Lack of firm employee staffing plan - At the beginning of the case study, it is evident that with the loss of three full-time employees, Leapfrog Innovations, Inc. (LFI), is in a less than desirable position. Dick, the company's founder, seemed very anxious about the loss of those employees because they "had handled oversight of the daily operations and coordination of LFI's training programs" (Levesque & Cheng, 2008, p. 567).

When an organization has no staffing plan for this type of situation, it impacts both the micro and macro organizational behavior of an organization. This means that it impacts the employees and the individual and group dynamics as well as the overall strategic and structural plans and processes for the company (Boundless, 2013, para 2). The lack of a staffing plan could mean that the organization, depending on the size, may have to cease some operations until the employees can be replaced. This has a major impact on all aspects of the organization.

One potential solution to this would be to have a very clearly stated staffing plan that has contingencies outlined for the exact ...

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A summary of the key organizational behavior issues evident in the case is provided. The identified issues along with recommendations or potential solutions to identify issues are given.

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