Applied Research Technologies Inc Case Study

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Assignment 1: “Applied Research Technologies, Inc.”

Read the case study titled “Applied Research Technologies, Inc.” before starting this assignment.
Write a 3-4 page paper in which you:
1. Determine the leadership style that Peter Vyas exhibited as he considered the group’s proposal and provide examples of his behavior.
2. What leadership style did Vyas’ boss, Cynthia Jackson, exhibit as she considered the proposal?
3. Typify your leadership style and indicate how you would let your team know your response to this proposal.
4. Describe one (1) of your bosses who exhibited the same types of behaviors as Cynthia Jackson and explain how effective that leadership style fit the project. Your assignment must:
• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the tile of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
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But in an effort to cut costs, the filtration unit’s previous management had decided to abandon the collaboration a year earlier.

After reviewing the technology, Vyas became convinced that this had been a mistake and encouraged his evaluation team to pursue the project. Working closely with the ITC technologists, the team concluded that the oxidation technology was the most promising opportunity in their portfolio, and recommended developing a small-scale oxidation system that enabled waste-water disinfection in small batches. “We were so excited by that decision," said Div Verma, the ITC technologist in charge of the project. “We believe this project can make a huge difference to the lives of millions."

Motivated by the support they received, the ITC technicians developed a promising initial design. Without bulky equipment (the equipment was a 26-inch cube) or an electrical power source (it utilized battery power), this small system could transform waste water into potable water without chemicals in minutes. A single unit had the capacity to process approximately 2,000 liters of contaminated water per day. With pride, they took their design to
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She highlighted the sparseness of concrete market numbers and their lack of data on target markets. And when the team floated the idea of designing a larger-scale agricultural version of the system, she asked them to think about whether that would stretch resources too thin. With the whole company under pressure to trim budgets, Jackson asked the team to consider reducing the project’s costs by eliminating either the RIMOS or AILOS product. After some discussion, Vyas and his team agreed to focus future product development and marketing efforts on the RIMOS product for the U.S.

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