Choosing a Successor Essay

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Choosing a Successor

Choosing a Successor is the case about a 62-year-old administrator of the multispecialty Ambulatory Care Center named Paul. He has worked there for many years and is planning his retirement in a year. He is beginning the process of training a successor and has three possible internal candidates for the position. The Ambulatory Care Center is a medium-sized facility serving an average of 80 patients on a daily basis. There has been little growth over the past couple of years and there needs to be change in order for the Center to remain afloat. The Center has mainly served senior citizens, which is what the neighborhood around has been until now. The neighborhood is converting into more and more young families
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Felipe – Hispanic, good with people, works many hours to get done what needs done and is single so if he needs to travel, it certainly will not be a problem.

Amanda – Been at the Center for 10 years, highly motivated to do a good job, and motivates the people around her.

3. Do you think the ethnicity of the candidate is important or irrelevant? Why?
Yes, there are more and more families moving into the community that are of Hispanic or African American origin.

4. How would a change in the environment influence the person selected?
It would most diffidently leave out Amanda because of her family and busy life. It would also potentially leave out Taneshia depending on her husband’s career.

5. Which of the three candidates would you recommend to be the next leader? Why?
I believe the best solution is to hire Felipe because of his background. The only real fault he has is his past when he went to class rather than being on the job, which just shows me dedication for getting his masters. The only other weakness is him looking for another job, but offering him this job could make him reevaluate his choices. He is Hispanic, which fits into the changing of the community as well. He is also good with people, works many hours to get done what needs done and is single so if he needs to travel, it certainly will not be a problem.

6. If Taneshia is chosen, what do you

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