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Read Tucker Knox Corporation Case in Chapter 14 of your text. You are to act as an OD practitioner who has landed the Tucker Knox Corporation as a client. Create a case analysis using the Case Analysis Format as it appears on page 428 of your text. You can add additional space to this format if you need room to fully explain or examine different sections of the form. Additionally, make certain that you justify your recommendations to the Tucker Knox management.

It is hopeful that you have reached Tucker Knox Corporation in time to deal with the management issues and more specifically the possible loss of Ed Leonard. Once again you are being given an opportunity to complete a case analysis form, I will be very interested in what you come up with.

Your final paper will closely resemble the case analysis form, utilizing the headings and subheadings indicated. Be complete in your work, and remember to provide justification.
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You must complete the activity attached to complete this assignment. Follow the directions in the activity. After completion of the activity answer the following questions:

Review your work and model answer. Are there any differences between the two? Are these differences valid?

How would you define the organization culture of the Space Electronics Corporation and what data did you use to make that judgment?

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The response addresses the queries posted in 825 words with references.

// This paper focuses on the survival problem being faced by an executive named Ed Leonard working at Tucker Knox Corporation. He has become a victim of rivalry between two senior managers among whom one is his boss. Here we will analyze the company case and try to save the job of Ed who is recognized as a capable employee.//

Introduction

This paper discusses the problem faced by Tucker Knox Corporation. Facing global competition the company decided to revamp its product design and engineering department. This responsibility was voluntarily taken by Howard Watson much to the President Larry Henderson's delight. Howard picked Ed Leonard as manager for machine design and both chalked success story for Tucker Knox Corporation in the area of cost reduction and manufacturing facilities. But this growth plan was halted with the arrival of Jack Donaldson, vice president of technology, as Howard and Jack were strong rivals. The internal political turmoil engulfed Ed too who now stands to lose his job after sudden replacement of Howard to Ireland (How to Solve a Case Study, 2008).

// Before starting with our analysis we have first provided an introduction relating the situation existing at the firm, now we will move on by pointing the problem both at macro and micro level. //

Problems

Macro

On the macro level the company faces global competition in the form of private and captive manufacturers, has to meet price or cost demands by setting manufacturing facilities in United States and overseas locations and last but not the least it faces the challenge of retaining its corporate headquarters at U.S. when most companies are shifting their base outside.

Micro

The firm is confronted by the challenge of achieving innovative product design ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 825 words with references.

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